Advanced Materials and Mechanics Laboratory

Alan Githens

Alan Githens' Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. pre-candidate, Materials Science and Engineering
  • B.S., Engineering Science, 2012, Penn State

Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding the links between the microstructure of magnesium and its alloys, and its macroscopic behavior, particularly macroscopic ductility. I am a member of the collaborative PRISMS (Predictive Integrated Structural Materials Science) center at the University of Michigan. This center aims to develop open-source software that accurately predicts the behavior of computationally simulated materials, with an initial focus on magnesium.