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Lee Hamill

Lee Hamill
Graduate Student Research Assistant

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
VHE-402
3651 Watt Way
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Email: lhamill@usc.edu

 Education
+ B.A., Physics, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2012
+ B.A., Environmental Analysis and Policy, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2012

Research Projects
+ Surface porosity mitigation in out-of-autoclave composites (poster)
+ Investigating use of eddy currents for non-destructive testing (NDT)
+ Spacecraft shielding for hypervelocity impact of micrometeoroid and orbital debris (MMOD) 



Positions

2012 - Present: Graduate Student Research Assistant, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California
+ 2012 - Present: Teaching Assistant, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California

Journal Papers
+ “Surface porosity during vacuum bag-only prepreg processing: Causes and mitigation strategies” L. Hamill, T. Centea, S. Nutt, Composites Part A, 75, 1-10 (2015).
+ “Hypervelocity Impact Testing of a Metallic Glass-Stuffed Whipple Shield” D.C. Hofmann, L. Hamill, E. Christiansen, S. Nutt, Adv. Engrg. Matls (2015).
+ “Hypervelocity Impact of Bulk Metallic Glasses and Composites" L. Hamill, S. Roberts, M. Davidson, W.L. Johnson, S. Nutt, and D.C. Hofmann, Adv. Engrg. Matls, 15 [9] 1-9 (2013).

Conference Papers
+ “Surface Porosity in Out-of-Autoclave Prepreg Processing: Causes and Reduction Strategies” L. Hamill, T. Centea, G. Nilakantan, S. Nutt, SAMPE Conference Proceedings, Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering, (2014).


Undergraduate Students Advised:
+ Christina Cabble: August 2013- May 2014
+ Logan Williams: Summer 2013

Honors and Awards:
+ Best Teaching Assistant Award, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, 2015
+ Viterbi School of Engineering Ph.D. Fellowship, 2012 - 2013