Marcel Chlupsa


B.S., Chemical Engineering (Kansas State University), 2021
B.S., Chemistry (Kansas State University), 2021



Marcel uses 3-D & pseudo-3-D spatially resolved x-ray diffraction techniques at multiple time steps (approximating 4-D) to evaluate microstructural dynamics in metallic systems. He is interested in abnormal grain growth, wherein an individual grain outcompetes its peers and grows to consume the local environment. What are the origins of abnormal grain growth and how can they be applied to grain boundary engineering?

Marcel's time is spent reconstructing diffraction images into real-space data, extracting useful information from that data, and correlating features at different time steps.