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Patrick Shower

Research Staff, Lockheed Martin


Supervising Faculty: Amit Shyam

Patrick enjoys studying and contributing to Materials Science both because it has always fundamental to mankind's constructive activities and because it represents the way forward for advancing technologies that will determine the quality of life for our species (and others). At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he works in the High Temperature Materials Lab developing aluminum alloys for automotive engines. If engine operating temperature can be increased, there will be a corresponding increase in efficiency, and the world's energy future will be just a little bit brighter. Patrick thinks that this end is a good one to devote a few years too. He came to this conclusion after a childhood of interest in traditional skills (including blacksmithing) and the outdoors, an education in Materials Science at Georgia Tech, and opportunities to work for Boeing, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and Dr. Ken Sandhage's research group in a variety of topics dealing with structural materials.


Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology

Awards and Recognitions

  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (2014)
  • TMS Structural Materials Scholarship (2013)
  • Mason County High School Soccer 110% award (2009 & 2010)

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