Aaron Kueck

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
One Cyclotron Road, MS 62R0203
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 486-4601
e-mail: [email protected]


University of California, Berkeley
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, May 2006
Expected Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, May 2009

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
B.S. Summa cum Laude with Honors in Materials Science and Engineering, May 2004
Biomaterials Concentration, Bioengineering Option


Graduate Research Assistant
8/04 - present
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Materials Sciences Division, Berkeley, CA
o Study the processing-property relationships in pressureless-sintered silicon carbide
o Analyze the effects of dopants on hot-pressed silicon carbide
o Perform microstructural analysis including SEM, TEM, and electron exit-wave reconstruction
o Perform mechanical tests to determine strength and fracture toughness

Undergraduate Research Assistant
5/02 - 5/04
Cornell University, Department of Materials Science, Ithaca, NY
o Created and prepared samples for microscopic analysis
o Analyzed samples using electron microscopy and image analysis software
o Co-authored papers for publication

Academic Excellence Workshop Facilitator
1/02 - 12/03
Cornell University, Learning Initiatives for Future Engineers, Ithaca, NY
o Co-facilitated 1-credit cooperative workshop for core math courses
o Encouraged team learning and group dynamics
o Developed worksheets and solutions for class each week
o Organized and held review sessions before each exam

Research and Development Scientist
8/02 - 12/02, 5/03 - 8/03
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, Skillman, NJ
o Evaluated an in-vitro model for screening surfactant formulations in shampoo development
o Investigated mechanisms of eye irritation and sting
o Designed new device for tooth whitening and developed whitening solutions
o Contributed research for a patent application


Cornell Department of Materials Science & Engineering Senior Thesis Award (2004)
Cornell MSE Nanotechnology Fellowship (2002)
ASM Twin Tier Chapter Scholarship (2002)
Cornell Materials Society, Vice President (2003-4)
Member of ASM, TMS, ACerS, and MRS professional engineering societies

Ritchie Group
Dept of MSME , UC Berkeley

Last updated 10/06