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Dr. Michael West
Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
501 E Saint Joseph St,
Rapid City, SD 57701
Tel: (605) 394-1283
Fax: (605) 394-3369
michael.west@sdsmt.edu

Students are encouraged to disseminate their research findings. In particular, students are encouraged to present their research work at regional and national conferences and author or co-author publications. To date, the following publications and presentations have been made from students in the REU: Back to the Future summer research program.

REU Site Publications and Presentations:

M. West, "Back to the Future NSF REU Program", SD EPSCoR All Investigator Meeting - REU Workshop, Chamberlain, SD, June, 2013.

A. Boysen, "Research Experience for Undergraduates in Engineering and Science: Instructional Implications for Teaching and Technical Communications-Lessons Learned", Theory and Research in Technical Communications, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, Boulder, CO, October 11, 2012.

W.M. Cross, J. Kellar, G. Crawford, S. Howard, M. West and D. Medlin, "Development of an Integrated Research, Curricular, Historically-Informed and Extracurricular Learning Environment", Published in MRS Online Proceedings, Vol. 1472, Transforming Education in Materials Science and Engineering, eds: E. Kupp, A.R. Mayol, M. Patterson and P. Reinke, 2012.

W.M. Cross, J. Kellar, G. Crawford, S. Howard, M. West and D. Medlin, "Development of an Integrated Research, Curricular, Historically-Informed and Extracurricular Learning Environment", Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 9-12, 2012.

M. West, A. Boysen, J. Kellar, S. Kellogg, "Engineering Research in a Historic Context", NSF Engineering Education Awardees Conference, Washington DC, March 6, 2012.

M. West, W. Cross, S. Kellogg, A. Boysen, "A Novel REU Program to Develop the Skills of the Engineer of 2020", 41st ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, October 2011.

M. West, A. Boysen, S. Kellogg, "Project Based Learning: Undergraduate Research", State of South Dakota Student Success Conference, Chamberlain, SD May 11, 2011.

Student Presentations and Publications:

REDUCING VARIABILITY IN FRICTION STIR WELDS
Alex Wulff
Student Oral Presentation: South Dakota Academy of Sciences Conference, Rapid City, SD March 28, 2014. (1st place in student division)

PROCESSING AND CHARACTERIATION OF HIERARCHICAL SURFACE COATINGS FOR TITANIUM IMPLANTS
Courtney Gegg
Student Poster Presentation: The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, San Diego, CA February 16-20, 2014.

EXTRACTION OF RARE EARTHS FROM A NITRIC ACID SOLUTION
Nathan Madden
Student Poster Presentation: Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration 2014, Salt Lake City, UT February 23-26, 2014.

FRICTION STIR PROCESSING OF GRADE HIGH STRENGTH LOW ALLOY STEEL
Timothy Fountain
Student Poster Presentation: Materials Science and Technology 2013, Montreal, Canada October 27-31, 2013. (3rd place in student poster session)

MECHANICAL AND MICROSTRUCTURAL EVALUATION OF FRICTION STIR PROCESSED HAYNES 282 SUPERALLOY
Ian Markon
Student Oral Presentation: South Dakota Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rapid City, SD, April 2, 2013. (2nd place in oral presentation category)

FRICTION STIR PROCESSING OF HIGH STRENGTH STRUCTURAL STEEL
Timothy Fountain, Madison Kincaid
Student Oral Presentation: South Dakota Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rapid City, SD, April 2, 2013. (1st place in oral presentation category)

FRICTION STIR WELDING AND POST-WELD TREATING OF 250-GRADE MARAGING STEEL
Brendan Kellogg
Student Poster Presentation: South Dakota Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rapid City, SD, April 2, 2013. (2nd place in poster presentation category)

SELF REACTING FRICTION STIR WELDING OF THIN ALUMINUM 7075-T6
John Urban
Student Poster Presentation: South Dakota Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rapid City, SD, April 2, 2013. (3rd place in poster presentation category)

PROCESSING, MICROSTRUCTURE, CHARACTERIZATION AND BIOLOGICAL PERFROMANCE OF HIERARCHICAL SURFACE COATINGS FOR TITANIUM
E. Sauter, C. McLinn, A. Michael, G. Crawford, Innovative Thin Films and Coatings for Biological Interactions, The Minerals Metals, and Materials Society Conference, March 6, 2013, San Antonio, TX.

LCS RESEARCH: AN EVALUATION OF FRICTION STIR PROCESSED MARINE PANEL STIFFENERS SUBJECTED TO COMPRESSION AND FLEXURAL LOADING
D. Fick, C. Widener, K. White, L. Fried, K. Johnson
Presentation to Office of Naval Research, Rapid City, SD, July 27, 2012.

HISTORIC STEELMAKING FOR THE NON-METALLURGIST
B. Carlson, G. Crawford, W. Cross, Artist Blacksmith's Association of North America International Conference, Rapid City, SD, July 20, 2012.

M. West, B. Jasthi, N. Smith, J. Oduor, Y. Chen, "Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Friction Stir Processed Grade 40 Grey Cast Iron", Friction Stir Welding and Processing VI, Wiley-TMS, Edited by Mishra et al. (2011) 41-48.

M. West, B. Jasthi, P. Hosemann, V. Sodesetti, K. Strader, "Friction Stir Welding of Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Alloy MA956", Friction Stir Welding and Processing VI, Wiley-TMS, Edited by Mishra et al. (2011) 33-40.

K. Warsinski, M. West, J. Freeman, T. Curtis, "Investigation of Lazy S Feature in Self-Reacting Tool Friction Stir Welds", Friction Stir Welding and Processing VI, Wiley-TMS, Edited by Mishra et al. (2011) 171-176.

D. Blosmo, T. Curtis, N. Procive, C. Widener, B. Carlson, R. Symanski, M. West, "FSSW of Mg to Al with a Cold Sprayed Interlayer", Friction Stir Welding and Processing VI, Wiley-TMS, Edited by Mishra et al. (2011) 409-416.

A. Well, J. Marshall, L. Luick, D. Fick, B. Jasthi, M. West, "A Novel Approach for Fabrication of a Titanium Aerospace Structure by Friction Stir Welding", Titanium Processing and Applications, Materials Science and Technology Proceedings, October 2011.

N. Procive, D. Blosmo, T. Johnson, T. Curtis, M. West, B. Jasthi, C. Widener, "Friction Stir Processing of Cold Sprayed Metal Matrix Composites for Enhanced Surface Properties", Surface Protection for Enhanced Materials Performance: Science and Technology, Materials Science and Technology Proceedings, October 2011.

L. Kjerstad, W. Cross, K. Ankireddy, Q, Fan, J. Kellar, "Low-Temperature Printing of Silver Nanoparticle Based Metal Grids for Photovoltaic Device Applications", Photovoltaic Materials and Manufacturing Issues II, Materials Research Society Proceedings, October 2011.

FRICTION STIR PROCESSING OF COLD SPRAYED METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES FOR ENHANCED SURFACE PROPERTIES
N. Procive, D. Blosmo, T. Johnson, T. Curtis, M. West, B. Jasthi, C. Widener, Surface Protection for Enhanced Materials Performance: Science and Technology, Materials Science and Technology Conference, October 2011, Columbus, OH.

ELIMINATING VOIDS IN FDM PROCESSED POLYPHENYLSULFONE, POLYCARBONATE, AND ULTEM 9085 BY HOT ISOSTATIC PRESSING
Marybeth Parker
Student Poster Presentation: The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Conference, February 14-18, 2010, Seattle, WA.

COMPARISON OF FRICTION STIR WELDED MA956 SUPERALLOY WITH AND WITHOUT POST WELD HEAT TREATMENT
Kathryn Strader
Student Poster Presentation: The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Conference, February 14-18, 2010, Seattle, WA.

MICROSTRUCTURAL EVOLUTION IN FRICTION STIR WELDED MA956 AND 14YWT
M.West, B. Jasthi, P. Hosemann, D. Hoelzer, and K. Strader.
Invited Presentation, Symposium: Nuclear Energy: Processes and Policies. The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Conference, February 14-18, 2010, Seattle, WA.

GROWTH AND RE-CRYSTALLIZATION OF TITANIUM DIOXIDE AND ITS USES IN DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS
Adam Argondizzo
Student Poster Presentation: Society of Physics Students Regional Conference, February 19-20th, 2010, Grove City College, Pennsylvania.

CRYSTALLIZATION OF GERMANIUM FOR USE IN LOW-COST SOLAR CELLS
Christen Racciato
Presented at American Physical Society Regional Meeting. San Antonio, TX Oct 23, 2010.

STUDY OF DISTORTION AND RESIDUAL STRESSES IN FRICTION STIR WELDED 7075 ALUMINUM PLATES
Beau White
Presented at I/UCRC Center for Friction Stir Processing Technical Workshop and Poster Session. Rapid City, SD Nov 5, 2010.

ENTRAPMENT OF AL2O3 AND SIC PARTICLES IN 6061 ALUMINUM BY FRICTION STIR WELDING
Nicholas Procive
Presented at I/UCRC Center for Friction Stir Processing Technical Workshop and Poster Session. Rapid City, SD Nov 5, 2010.

REFILL FRICTION STIR SPOT WELD REPAIR OF A FATIGUE CRACK
Sean Longfox
Presented at I/UCRC Center for Friction Stir Processing Technical Workshop and Poster Session. Rapid City, SD Nov 5, 2010.

THE DIRECT REDUCTION OF IRON FROM ITS ORE USING TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES
Brett Carlson
Presented at Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Student Poster Session. Denver, CO. Feb 27, 2011.

MANGANESE RECOVERY: MISSOURI RIVER NODULES
Nicole Tramp and Jon Ramsey
Presented at SME National Conference Student Poster Session. Denver, CO. Feb 27, 2011.