Ashley Hartwell

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Mechanical Engineering
PhD Student
1st Year

HOMETOWN: Chicago

UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTION: Stanford University

WHAT SPARKED YOUR INTEREST IN YOUR CURRENT FIELD/WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT IT? 

Growing up I was always found myself asking the question of how does this work for almost every single system around me of interest. As I got older I became more interested in the science and design of machines that drive our physical world which led me to mechanical engineering.

PERSONAL RESEARCH SUMMARY:

In the past I’ve completed research projects looking at atomic layer deposition as a self-limiting process for shrinking nanopores and also within the civil engineering department studying the behavior and response of high performance fiber-reinforce concrete composites undergoing cyclic loading patterns. Currently my interests veer towards looking at the intersection of materials and novel manufacturing methods in mechanical engineering.

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Cooking, Ballet