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Institute for Predictive Performance Methodologies

Experiences for Interns of the Institute for Predictive Performance Methodologies

Intern Experiences

The Institute for Predictive Performance Methodologies sponsors and leads education and outreach programs for a wide range of clients from undergraduate students to practicing engineers and scientists. Student internships are offered in related fields including nanomanufacturing, adhesive bonding, self-healing materials, machine learning and artificial intelligence assisted data interpretations, materials aging, and durability and damage tolerance.

IPPM Best Intern Award

Every semester the IPPM group elects one candidate from the group of interns to receive the IPPM Best Intern Award. This decision proves difficult as every semester we have multiple candidate that excel in their projects. Our most recent recipient is:




Krutarth Patel
  • IPPM Intern: Krutarth Patel (Fall 2017)
  • Supervisors: Dr. Reifsnider & Dr. Raihan
  • Project: A Comparison between Different Morphologies of Dispersion Phases in Heterogeneous Waste Form Materials for Maximum Nuclear Waste Confinement
  • Notes: Conference Paper, TMS Conference presentation date is March 15th, 2018 (Phoenix, AZ)





Past IPPM Interns





UTARI IPPM Intern – Krutarth Patel
  • Project: A Comparison between Different Morphologies of Dispersion Phases in Heterogeneous Waste Form Materials for Maximum Nuclear Waste Confinement
  • Supervisors: Dr. Reifsnider & Dr. Raihan
  • Semester: 2017- present







UTARI IPPM Intern – Blesson Isaac
  • Project: Electrospinning Approach for the Improvement of Mechanical and Dielectric Properties of Anisotropic Nanofiber Mat by using a Novel Fiber Alignment Technique
  • Supervisors: Dr. Reifsnider & Dr. Raihan
  • PhD Advisor: Dr. Taylor and Dr. Adnan (UTA-MAE)
  • Semester: Summer 2016- present







UTARI IPPM Intern – Neelmanee Sarin
  • Project: Performance prediction of Fiber Reinforced Composites with Self-Healing Material
  • Supervisors: Dr. Reifsnider & Dr. Raihan
  • Semester: Summer 2017- present







UTARI IPPM Intern – Neelmanee Sarin
  • Project: Manufacturing of Vacuum Fiber Reinforced Composites with Self-Healing Material using Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM)
  • Supervisors: Dr. Reifsnider & Dr. Raihan
  • Semester: Semester: Summer 2017- present







UTARI IPPM Intern – Priyanshu Banerjee
  • Project: 1. Quality and performance prediction of Adhesive bond 2. Hybrid Composite Manufacturing & Characterization
  • Supervisors: Dr. Reifsnider & Dr. Raihan
  • Semester: Fall 2016- present







UTARI IPPM Intern – Nina Shute
  • Project: Performance prediction of the final composite parts made from degraded prepreg
  • Supervisors: Dr. Reifsnider & Dr. Raihan
  • Semester: Summer 2017







UTARI IPPM Interns – Nina Shute & Aishwarya Nandini
  • Project: Performance prediction of the final composite parts made from degraded prepreg
  • Supervisors: Dr. Reifsnider & Dr. Raihan
  • Semester: Nina: Summer 2017; Aishwarya: Summer 2017- present





Past IPPM Best Intern Awardees