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Materials Science and Engineering

Bassett, VA
May 14, 2020

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John (Xuemeng) Xia *** Chestnut Oak Lane Charlottesville, VA 22903 703-***-**** US CITIZEN


University of Virginia Anticipated Graduation: May 2020

M.S. – Material Science and Engineering GPA: 3.710

Courses Taken to Date: Electronic and Crystal Structure of Materials, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria of Materials, Kinetics of Transport and Transformation in Materials, Defects and Microstructure in Materials, Characterization of Materials, Nanomaterials, Physics of Materials, Physical Metallurgy of Light Alloys, Crystallization Processes in Chemical Engineering, Phase Transformations

Dissertation Research Topic: Welding of ASTM A709 50CR using Austenitic Filler Wires in Combination with Varying Heat Inputs and Maximum Interpass Temperatures

PhD Qualifying Exam Proposal: Selective Laser Melting of 50.8 at% Nitinol towards to the Realization of a Porous Femoral Stem for Total Hip Replacement Implants

University of Virginia May 2015

B.S. Engineering Science – Material Science Named Program GPA: 3.106

Highlights of Courses Taken to Date: Polymer Chemistry and Engineering, Material Science Investigations, Electrical/Optical/Magnetic Behavior of Materials, Nanoscale Science and Technology, Materials Processing, Biomaterials, Corrosion, Origins of Mechanical Behavior

Technical Thesis: Magnetic Hip Implants: Providing an Alternative and Innovative Design to Current Hip Replacement Devices

Science, Technology and Society Thesis: Providing an Alternative View to Biomedical Innovation: Victor Fuchs’ Argument and Evidence to Support It


Virginia Department of Transportation Charlottesville, Virginia May 2014 – August 2016

Research Associate at the Research Council

Perform material characterization of various products used by VDOT as well as their failures (carbon fiber, stainless steel bolts, aluminum light posts and fixtures, tungsten carbide snow plow blades)

Regularly lift 25+ lbs

Visit VDOT facilities around the state to collect data

Aided in the design of atmospheric exposure racks


Languages: fluent in Chinese and English, proficient in German

Technology: Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel

Characterization Techniques: Polishing and Etching, Optical Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, X-ray Diffraction, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, X-ray Fluorescence

Mechanical Testing: Uniaxial Tensile, Rockwell Hardness, Vickers Micro-hardness, Charpy V-notch


Member of the Virginia Glee Club 2011 – present

Graduate Engineering Student Council 2018 – 2019

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