Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Katherine Sebeck was chosen as the 2013-2014 fellow for the J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows Program. Katherine was a Ph.D. candidate and NDSEG fellow in the Kieffer Group within the Materials Science and Engineering Department. As a Beyster Fellow, she performed computational materials simulations of the dynamic polymerization of the epoxy/graphite interface, which, among other benefits, translated to significant improvements in fuel efficiency across all industries. She was also actively involved as a volunteer with the Open Data IGERT program within the University of Michigan.
Currently, Katherine is a research engineer at the US Army Tank and Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Command (TARDEC). She began in the Analytics Energetic Effects and Crew Safety Modeling and Simulation team, investigating computational methods for modeling materials under high rates of strain. In her current position, she is working in the Materials Application and Integration group on alloy development, and developing capabilities in integrated computational materials engineering.