Welcome to the Quesnel Group website at the University of Rochester
Our mission is research and graduate training which explore the fundamentals of materials' behavior. We focus on understanding these fundamentals both from a materials science and a mechanical engineering perspective. Students in Professor Quesnel's Research Group, most often specializing in Materials Science or in the materials related aspects of Mechanical Engineering, work on problems relating to stress corrosion cracking of metals, electrochemical phenomena and computer simulation of molecular interfaces in order to gain new insight into these process. The research is exciting, and timely, providing an excellent background for employment in materials science and mechanical engineering, either as a faculty member or as an industrial scientist. Alumni of the Quesnel Group hold a wide variety of these positions.
June 15, 2015 --
Xinlu (Hailey) Shen has started working in our group. Please welcome her. We will have our Tuesday Afternoon meetings tomorrow (schedule below) with a social meeting at 12:15 pm .
You need to send me a PDF of your completion Certificate for the Laboratory Safety Training so that I can submit them for my lab group. These need to be done annually. So far, I have: Guangran, Naomi, and Ke
The Xerox Fellows MidSummer BBQ will be on Friday, June 26 from 12-3 PM at Genesee Valley Park (Canalside Shelter). There will be great food, games, networking and photos. We require all fellows to attend, and hope that you and a couple members of your lab and/or research team will also join us. We ask that you please RSVP for you and any additional guest(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 17.
Just let me know if you will attend And I will RSVP for our Grouip. We can walk over together. It is a nice time so please come.
so Far, the RSVP includes: DJQ, BB, PP,
Weekly Meeting Schedule Summer 2015
Name Meetings with Dr. Q at his office on Tuesday Afternoons
Meetings complete by 4:30 pm.
As you can see from the old news below, it has been a while since updates were made and lot of stuff happened that never made the news. We will probably start by including a few highlights of recent activity as a summary. I also want new people to provide a photo suitable for the website (keep in mind future employers will see this) and a two sentence description of what you are doing. Email these to me. More senior students can also update the photo and description of their work by emailing the changes to DJQ. Any suggestions on how to update the website and improve it are welcome.
Our newest news is that two new MS students and 4 new undergraduates have joined our group:
The undergraduates are: Brandall Bernal, Naomi Sherman, Peter Pilarz, and Xinlu (Hailey) Shen.
The MS students are Guangan Zhang and Ke Wang.
8/27/2013: Congratulations Rohit! Rohit successfully defended his thesis; Ultrasonic Characterization of Crack Propagation. Descripition: An automated, in-situ, ultrasound based quantitative nondestructive evaluation technique for measuring crack propagation in solids. It is capable of measuring crack propagation within a peak accuracy of 8 microns.