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Nicholas Nanninga

Research Interests:

Based on the standard materials science paradigm of processing-structure-properties, research interests are mainly focused on the static and dynamic mechanical properties of metallic materials and how properties can be optimized by micro and nanostructure evolution through various processing routes such as extruding, casting, forging and heat treating. Interests also include study of changes in mechanical properties when materials are exposed to adverse environments such as hydrogen gas or salt solutions. Current research is centered on the effects of high pressure hydrogen gas on mechanical properties of pipeline and pressure vessel steels.

 

Awards and Honors:

Materials Science and Engineering Scholar of the Year (Michigan Tech.), 2001

Steel Founders Society of America Internship Scholarship, 2002

ASM International Scholarship, 2001, 2002, 2003

American Foundry Society Scholarship, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

 

List of Presentations:

Nanninga, N, White, C., “Effect of die line roughness on the fatigue life of extruded AA6082”, Michigan Tech. MSE Department seminar, Feb. 2008 & 2008 TMS Annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 9-12, 2008

Nanninga, N., White, C., “Fatigue of Extruded AA6063”, 2008 TMS Annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 9-12, 2008

Nanninga, N., White, C., "Fatigue of Extruded AA6082", MS&T ’07, Detroit, Michigan, Sept. 16-19, 2007

Becker, K., Nanninga, N., White, C., “Fatigue Failure in Fusion Welds in AA6082 Extrusions”, MS&T ’07, Detroit, Michigan, Sept.16-19, 2007

 

Affiliations:

University of Colorado, Research Faculty, Sept. 2008-present

ASM International, 1997 – present, 2002 Chapter President

Alpha Sigma Mu, 2001 – present, 2002 Chapter Vice President

 

List of Publications:

Nanninga, N., White, C., “Effect of die line roughness on the fatigue life of extruded AA6082”, Submitted to Int. J. of Fatigue, Sept. 2008

Nanninga, N., White, C., Furu, T., Anderson, O., Dickson, R., Weykamp, H. “Effect of Orientation and Extrusion Welds on the Fatigue Life of an Al-Mg-Si-Mn Alloy”, Int. J. of Fatigue 2008;30(9):1569-1578

Nanninga, N., “SFSA summer internship report from Sawbrook Steel”, proceedings of National T&O Conference, SFSA, Chicago, IL, November, 2002

Rundman, K.B., Nanninga, N., Parolini, J., Koronka, A., “On the nature of petroleum coke as a substitute for foundry sand”,

Transactions of the American Foundry Society and the One Hundred Sixth Annual Casting Congress; Kansas City, MO; USA; 4-7 May 2002. pp. 791-804

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Position:

Postdoctoral Researcher
Materials Reliability Division
Structural Materials Group

Employment History:

National Institute of Science and Technology, Sept. 2008-present; Research Scientist, Post-doc position, sponsored via NIST-CU PREP program

Education:

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Michigan Technological University (2008)

M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Michigan Technological University (2005)

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Michigan Technological University (2003)

Contact

Phone: 303-497-7361
Email: nanninga@boulder.nist.gov
Fax: 303-497-5030