Amanda received her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) in 2012 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She joined the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) in 2012 to begin her PhD degree, and has received her M.S. in MSE at UTK in 2015.
In David Mandrus’s group, her research currently involves crystal growth of 2D layered materials through chemical vapor transport or flux growth, and characterization by testing of XRD, magnetization, energy dispersive x-ray (EDX), thermal conductivity, and dielectric spectroscopy. The 2D layered materials include thermoelectrics, ferro- and anti-ferromagnetics, and semiconductors, but her main focus of research is on magnetic & semiconducting transition metal trichalcogenides (MXY3).
She also works with resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS) in Veerle Keppens’ group, this technique is used to measure the complete elastic moduli tensor of solid materials.
Graduate Research Assistant
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996
Joint Institute for Advanced Materials
University of Tennessee, Knoxville