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Graduate research assistants

Marty Simmons

MartyMarty Simmons is specializing in Tungsten Powder Metallurgy becuase he loves hard metals. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors degreee in Metallurgical Engineering and is excited for his graduate schooling experience. He enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the outdoors with his chihuahua Kiki. 

Wyatt John Mcneil

WyattWyatt John McNeill was born and raised in Salt Lake City Utah. He graduated with his B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering in Spring of 2018. Beginning in Summer 2018, he started Ph.D. research on Titanium Powder Metallurgy and Mechanical Properties. Past research has been on extracting Titanium from Ores through Hydrometallurgy.

He enjoys powerlifting, shooting guns at National Competitions, and riding his bullet bike (when he has free time).

Oblad Silver Medal Of Excellence (2018)
Deans Honor List for Graduation (2018)
Junior of the Year in Metallurgical Engineering (2017)

QKyu Sup Hwang

Kyu Sup Hwang was born and raised in Daejeon, South Korea. He graduated Chungnam National Univeristy for B.S. and University of Utah for M.S., both in Metallurgicanl Engineering major. Currently, he is pursuing PhD degree and working as a research/project manager at Heavystone Lab LLC which is a spin off company for commercializing FG WC-Co technology which was developed in this lab. His previous research includes producing nano W and WC-Co powders using thermal plasma reactor and investigating sintering behavior of nano W.

Beside research, he enjoys most sporting activities and photography.

Cooper-hansen Fellowship, College of Mines and Earth Sciences, University of Utah
University Invention Disclosure (Method for making W nanopowder), University of Utah
Best poster presentation award, International Conference on Sintering 2011

Beside his research, he enjoys photography (semi-pro level) and variety of sports (mostly, baseball and snowboarding).

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Tuoyang ZhangTuoyang Zhang

Tuoyang was born and raised in tangshan, China. He got his B.S. and M.S. degree from Central South University in changsha. He joined Dr. Fang's group in 2014 to pursue his PhD degree in Department of Metallurgical Engineering in University of Utah. He is now focused on removal of oxygen from titanium oxides in the HAMR process.


Last Updated: 5/14/21