PhD, Candidate Puerto Rico-Mayagüez
University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez
Wesley Cuadrado-Casllo, nished his bachelors in Mechanical Engineering at University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez (UPRM) in December 2011. On January 2012, Wesley started his master’s of science in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Materials Science and Engineering. Wesley’s master’s studies and research was sponsored by the Center for Education and Training in Agriculture and Related Sciences (CETARS), a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded program at the UPRM.
His master’s thesis research topic was on sintered tanium dioxide (TiO2) / recycled glass composites designed for potenal degradaon of waterborne pollutants. In 2013, Wesley had the opportunity to parcipate at the Emerging Researchers Naonal (ERN) Conference where he presented his research poster tled: Percolaon in Recycled Glass Designed for Polluted Soil Filtering. During this academic and professional experience, he was able to interact with dierent professionals in the eld of science and engineering that were able to provide enriching feedback and quesons regarding the topic.
Currently, Wesley is a fourth-year PhD candidate at the University of Florida (UF) working on the design of lightweight Magnesium (Mg) alloy sheets designed for car door panels. This project is supervised by Michele V. Manuel, professor and chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UF. This current research project is focused on the study and improvements of Mg formability by addions of Calcium (Ca) and Zinc (Zn) solutes and throughout thermo-mechanical processing. This project is part of the United Stated Automove Materials Partnership (USAMP) LLC and is funded by the Department of Energy (DOE).