Northern California Chapter Meeting
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Northern California Chapter Meeting

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Where: EAG Materials Science - NEW LOCATION!
810 Kifer Rd
Sunnyvale, California 
United States
Contact: Jack Jew

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Senior Project Proposals

Speakers: Materials Science Seniors

San Jose State University


Wednesday, the 13th of Nov we will be meeting at 
EAG Materials Science  810 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale

NEW LOCATION !  see map in the Newsletter

5:00 pm Social/Networking…5:30 pm Speakers

Pizza & Soft Drinks    Cost: ASM Members $15…Students $10…Guests $15….Talk only - Free

Reservations: Contact Al Kwong at (408) 248-1916 or or Jack Jew at


This month’s meeting features a showcase of capstone research and design projects presented by the Materials Engineering undergraduate students from San Jose State University.  These projects feature the latest in innovation and R&D coming out of one of Silicon Valley’s premier MatE programs.  Students will give a series of presentations on their project proposals for their capstone projects.  This meeting is a great chance to give feedback to up-and-coming young professionals and see what they have to offer.


Project Title: Lithium Fluoride Coated Titanium Dioxide Nanowires for Commercial Lithium Ion Batteries
Student: David Alcazar
Advisor: Dr. Dahyun Oh

Project Title: Stretchable Electrically Conductive Adhesives
Student: Khoa Bao
Advisor: Harjeet Hansi
Sponsor: Jabil Blue Sky Center

Project Title: To be Anounced
Student: Yousef Barati

Project title:  The Use of Si-C Nanoparticles for Li-ion Batteries: Updates
Student: Gwenlyn Angel Cruz Cabiltes
Advisor: Harjeet Hansi

Project Title: To be Anounced
Student: Alexander C Gooyandeh

Project Title: Active Braze Alloy Experiment
Student: William Joseph Hoffmann
Advisor: Pablo Moreno
Sponsor: Thermofusion

Project Title: Interface design for solid polymeric lithium-ion batteries
Student: Victor Gin He Leong
Advisor: Dr. Dahyun Oh

Project Title: Solid State LIDAR Project
Student: Jesus Candelario Mendoza-Gutierrez

Project Title: Predicting Fracture Strength of Porous Materials Using ML Models
Student: Dishan Perera

Project Title:  Polymer-Metal Ink
Student: Jordan Gali Romero
Advisors: Dr. Richard Chung, Dr. Roger Terrill, Dr. Sunity Sharma
Sponsor: Everatek

Project Title:  Vapor smoothing
Student: Andrew Dale Sy
Advisor: Ross Benz
Sponsor: Jabil Blue Sky Center

Project Title:  Inkjet Printing Techniques
Student: Kevin Tancho
Advisors: Pamela Ong, Hien Ly
Sponsor: Jabil Blue Sky Center

Project Title:  Bioprinting Endothelial cells
Student: Tran,Christopher
Advisor: Dr. Melinda Simon (BME)

Project Title:  Polymer Structures to Enhance Strength in Adhesives
Student: Dana A Wong
Advisor: Dr. Madalyn Radlauer (chemistry)

Project Title:  Additive Manufacturing of Porous Ceramics using Fused Deposition Modeling
Team Members: Anthony Emilio Cerezo and Toni Gar Jiu Liang
Advisor: Dr. Ozgur Keles

Project Title:  Membranes for Water Filtration
Team Members: Benjamin Hisashi Tsujigami-Tagami and Ilias Mylonakos
Advisor: Dr. Richard Chung

Project Title:  Designing a Midsole
Team Members: Nestor Ivan Valle and Jorge Sanchez Jr
Advisor: Dr. Yanika Schneider (EAG)

Project Title:  Development of a 3rd Rail Power System for an Innovative Public ‘Sustainable Mobility System’
Team Members: Chuong H Nguyen and Ryan Rei-Hsia Tong
Advisor: Dr. Burford Furman (ME)

Project Title:  The Effects of Additive Manufacturing on ABS Recycling
Team Members: Andrian Hartanto Tantiono and Szu Ning Tung
Advisor: Dr. Yanika Schneider (EAG)

Meeting Sponsor 

We are proud to have the sponsorship of Covalent Metrology Services Inc.

Covalent Metrology is a new analytical services platform company based in Sunnyvale, CA.  Covalent’s mission is to level the playing field and ensure that clients of all sizes have access to outstanding data and data analysis generated quickly and cost-effectively.  Covalent’s Silicon Valley lab has a rapidly expanding portfolio of instruments – including AFM, XRD / XRR, SEM / EDX, ellipsometry, laser confocal microscopy and white light interferometry – all operated by world class engineers and specialists.  Covalent is also building a preferred Lab Network that provides low cost, fast-turn access to a broad range of techniques, including FIB / SEM, TEM, XPS, TOF-SIMs and others. 

Covalent’s Analytical Services and Metrology Partners units are open for business and on a mission to provide and enable better, faster and cheaper data for every client.


In many ways, this month’s Chapter meeting is the most valuable one of the year.  Not for our professional members, but for the students (and next year, our colleagues) to whom we can provide our years of expertise and experiences for their Senior Projects.  Often we have specialized knowledge in the area of materials, processing, or testing that they will pursue this year, and we can help them avoid the pitfalls that overreaching assumptions or expectations may entail.  So please join us as we encourage and aid these folks in their adventure.  In April or May we’ll have the chance to see posters and talk with the students about how well things turned out.

The meeting is being held at EAG Laboratories.  Thanks to Shari Yakota, Senior SEM Scientist and SCV Executive Committee member, for offering to arrange for this venue with her employer.  When we held a meeting there last year it went very well.  With 24 SJSU Materials Engineering Seniors and 18 project presentations to be made, we needed a venue that would provide plenty of room to eat and to be able to see the projection screen where their projects would be briefly described.  We are also starting the registration, food service, and talks earlier than usual so that we can still be finished at a reasonable time.

Last month’s meeting at the Space Portal - NASA Ames Research Center - was very successful in terms of attendance. It is always gratifying to the Executive Committee when we get such a great turnout.  Unfortunately, quite a few members (and NASA personnel) attended without preregistering.  As a result we had to scramble to get (almost) sufficient chairs in the conference room, and we ran out of pizza before everyone enjoyed their fill.  Please be sure to register with Al Kwong or Jack Jew well before the meeting date so we won’t have such a situation again.  Thank you.

Dave Himmelblau
SCV Chapter Chair.

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