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Next group member intro!
Amit is a postdoc, focusing on the nanoscale surface roughness of crystalline materials to establish the relationship between surface roughness and surface properties.

"I was born and raised in India and did my bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering. For my master’s degree and PhD, I switched to Materials Science. My PhD research topic deals with the microstructural characterization, corrosion, tribological, and mechanical behaviour of novel La-based Mg-RE alloys developed for automotive applications. Further, the role of microalloying of La in Mg-10Dy was explored on microstructural evolutions and mechanical properties of Mg-10Dy alloy at the nanoscale and to establish a correlation of it. After this, I joined the Jacobs Research group in late 2022 in a postdoctoral position at the University of Pittsburgh. My present research topic is dealing with coating with different materials for surface roughness, friction and adhesion and understanding its effects on surface properties. Further, the role of measuring the surface roughness at different scales, such as at the angstrom scale using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), as well as its combination with conventional techniques (stylus profilometer, atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) to achieve a comprehensive surface description."