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Suzanne Peterson was very encouraged that her work was recognized by ASM International. | Image: Dharmesh Patel/Texas A&M Engineering

Suzanne Peterson, a graduate research assistant in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the ASM International Houston Chapter General Funds Scholarship for the 2020-21 school year.

Peterson’s research focuses on investigating the deconvolution of the interphase large deformation mechanical response and the prediction of interphase properties based on microstructural patterns through a combination of atomic force microscopy, finite element analysis and machine learning.

She is pursuing her doctorate under the guidance of Dr. Pavan Kolluru, assistant professor in the department.

"I was very encouraged to hear that I was a recipient of this award,” said Peterson. “Coming from a background that is not strictly materials science-based, it is very encouraging to be recognized for my work in the field by such a prestigious group."

Graduate students receiving the General Funds Scholarship must be enrolled full time in a materials science and engineering program, maintain at least a “C” grade average and be a citizen of the United States or an ASM member.

ASM International is a materials information society that connects materials professionals and their organizations to the resources necessary to solve problems, improve outcomes and advance society.

Peterson is also a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program.