2020 Truman Fellow
Thomas Hardin received his BS in mechanical engineering/math and MS in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University and his PhD in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His proposed research will expand on his interest in modeling the structure and properties of glass. He plans to apply “smooth overlap of atomic positions” motifs to better understand structure/property/processing from a modeling standpoint. Thomas’ research will enhance Sandia’s capabilities in modeling amorphous/glass materials. His mentor will be Mike Chandross (1864) and his manager will be Veena Tikare (1864).