Materials Characterization Facility and Dr. Sohn's Laboratory hosts UCF Freshmen STEM Seminar for Tour and Demonstration
Apr 11, 2017 -- On April 3, 2017, over 60 first-year students at UCF interested in STEM fields as their major visited UCF AMPAC Materials Characterization Facility (MCF) and Materials and Coatings for Extreme Environment laboratory (MCEE, PI Sohn) as a part of their seminar series. First, Dr. Yongho Sohn, Associate Director for MCF, briefly introduced the general philosophy, instrument capability and research activities at MCF to the students. They were then given a guided tour and demonstration of the facility and selected instruments. MCF Engineers, Mikhail Klimov and Mathew Schneider gave small group lecture and demonstration of Focused Ion Beam (FIB) and Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), respectively. Dr. Le Zhou, a post-doctoral scholar also gave a guided tour and described research activities at Sohn's laboratory, particularly on additive manufacturing (3D printing) of metallic alloys using gas atomization and powder bed fusion technology. During the final Q&A and wrap-up session, many students asked questions about getting involved in Materials research.