Brianna Musicó is a second year graduate student in the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). Ms. Musicó received her B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Tennessee in August of 2016. She is a graduate teaching assistant for the undergraduate-level Principles of Materials Laboratory courses. As someone who enjoys outreach, organization involvement and making others aware of what materials science has to offer, Ms. Musicó has served as a mentor for high school students during the annual Summer Materials Camp as well as a teaching assistant for the 2016 and 2017 Governor’s School for The Sciences and Engineering where she teaches the ceramic processing laboratory. Ms. Musicó is also serving as the 2017-2018 Vice President for the UTK chapter of the Materials Research Society.
She joined the Mandrus/Keppens group in July of 2017. Her current work is under the direction of Dr. Veerle Keppens focusing on High Entropy Oxide (HEO) ceramic synthesis, focusing on perovskite and spinel systems. She also works with elastic moduli property determination through Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy.