Ovi Bobanga officially joined the research group in 2014. John received his B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from University of Michigan prior to attending 7 years in the armed force. He is working on casting and extrusion of Nitinol.

Janet Gbur, third year PhD student from Canfield OH, was one of the recipients of the 2012 ASTM International Project Grants Award for her thesis research on the Mechanical Characterization of 316 LVM wires. Her research focuses on understanding fatigue deformation in shape memory wires for application in bio-medical devices. Her publication related to this award was published in April, and is available here.