Alumni (Fellow)

Jeff Braun

Peter and Crisler Quick Jefferson Fellow
Baltimore, Maryland
B.S. University of Maryland (2012)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2019)
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Jeff Braun is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia, where he is writing a dissertation entitled, “The role of compositional and configurational disorder on thermal conductivity.” Jeff is working with researchers from U.Va., Duke, N.C. State, and U.C.S.D., to study the science of ultra-high temperature materials. As part of his graduate research, he has authored or coauthored 25 publications in peer-reviewed journals, given 14 presentations at national and international conferences, and received one provisional U.S. patent. Jeff is a recipient of the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship and has received the two department “outstanding graduate student” awards.

Thesis Description:

The Role of Compositional and Configurational Disorder on Thermal Conductivity

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