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Marcial Gonzalez Marcial Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Email: marcial-gonzalez@purdue.edu
FacultyPostdoctoral ScholarsGraduate StudentsUndergraduate Students
Undergraduate Students
Muhammad Shahin
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019
ME 498|499 Project: Mechanical characterization of particle-binder composites under confinement
George Elias
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
ME 498|499 Project: Characterization of flow properties of cohesive powders
Jack Iannamorelli
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Purdue University
Fall 2019
ME 499 Project: Characterization of micro-sized particles using a micro-compression tester
Matthew Bransky
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Purdue University
Fall 2019
ME 499 Project: Characterizing deformation and swelling of superabsorbent polymeric structures
Yi-Fang Hsiung
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University
Fall 2019
ME 499 Project: Postprocessing large numerical datasets from particle mechanics simulations using Python
Alumni
Paul Beckwith
Pasadena City College
Summer 2019 - Computational Nanotechnology Undergraduate Research Experience (NCN-URE)
Project: Understanding powder compaction
Software development: Powder Compaction (nanoHUB tool)

Priya Desarazu
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Summer 2019
Project: Characterization of flow properties of cohesive powders
Julia Meyer
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Summer 2016 - Fall 2016
ME 497 Project: Micro-compression testing of micrometer-size plastic particles

Spring 2017 - Bottomley Scholar
Project: Experimental Contact Mechanics in Particulate Composite Materials

Fall 2017 - Spring 2019
ME 498 Project: Experimental Contact Mechanics in Particulate Composite Materials

First position: PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University
Melanie Hacopian
Pasadena City College
Summer 2018 - Computational Nanotechnology Undergraduate Research Experience (NCN-URE)
Project: Understanding powder compaction

First position: Undergraduate student at California State University at Long Beach
Isabel Bojanini
Pasadena City College
Summer 2018 - Computational Nanotechnology Undergraduate Research Experience (NCN-URE)
Project: Understanding powder compaction

First position: Undergraduate student at University of California at Berkeley
Vidal Lopez
Pasadena City College
Summer 2018 - Computational Nanotechnology Undergraduate Research Experience (NCN-URE)
Project: Understanding powder compaction

First position: Undergraduate student at California State University at Northridge
Jesse Hoffman
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
Summer 2018 - Computational Nanotechnology Undergraduate Research Experience (NCN-URE)
Project: Understanding powder compaction
Software development: Powder Compaction (nanoHUB tool)

First position: Undergraduate student at Purdue University
Jeonghee Lee
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Spring 2018
ME 497 Project: Pharmaceutical Tablet Manufacturing
Joonyoung Yu
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Summer 2017
ME 497 Project: Pharmaceutical Tablet Manufacturing

Fall 2017
ME 498 Project: Pharmaceutical Tablet Manufacturing

First position: PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at University of Michigan
Varun Save
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Spring 2017
ME 497 Project: Pharmaceutical Tablet Manufacturing

Fall 2017
ME 498 Project: Pharmaceutical Tablet Manufacturing

First position: MS student in Mechanical Engineering at University of California at Berkeley
Danyal Cave
Pasadena City College
Summer 2017 - Computational Nanotechnology Undergraduate Research Experience (NCN-URE)
Project: Understanding powder compaction - Fabrication of cylindrical powder compacts
Felix Monge
Pasadena City College
Summer 2017 - Computational Nanotechnology Undergraduate Research Experience (NCN-URE)
Project: Understanding powder compaction - Individual particle measurements

First position: Undergraduate student at University of California at San Diego
Ayush Giri
Mechanical Engineering
Howard University
Summer 2017 - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF & nanoHUB)
Project: Microstructure evolution during compaction of powder blends
Software development: Powder Compaction (nanoHUB tool)
Wentao Chen
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Summer 2017 - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF & nanoHUB)
Project: Understanding powder compaction with single particle measurements
Software development: Powder Compaction (nanoHUB tool)
Alex Thomas
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Spring 2016 - Spring 2017
ME 497 Project: Microstructure evolution during compaction of plastic particles
Chen Shang
School of Material Science and Engineering
Purdue University
Summer 2014 - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF & nanoHUB)
Project: Microstructure evolution during powder compaction
Software development: Powder Compaction (nanoHUB tool)

Fall 2014 - Spring 2016
Research project: Binary mixture of monodispersed systems under die compaction

First position: PhD student in Materials Science at University of California at Santa Barbara
Carlos Fernandez Caban
Chemical Engineering
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus
Summer 2016 - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF & nanoHUB)
Project: Microstructure evolution during powder compaction, assisted by single particle measurements
Software development: Powder Compaction (nanoHUB tool)

First position: PhD student in Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University
Andrew Barthel
Computer Science
Purdue University
Spring 2016
Project: Energetic composite materials under near-resonant excitation
Nianshen Zhang
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Summer 2015 - Summer 2016
ME 497 Project: Contact mechanics of polyhedral particles

First position: Sakti3
Yuqi Fang
School of Chemical Engineering
Purdue University
Summer 2015 - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF & nanoHUB)
Project: Microstructure evolution during powder compaction
Software development: Powder Compaction (nanoHUB tool)

First position: PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University
Juan Lopez
Electronic Engineering
University of Los Andes, Colombia
Summer 2014 - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF & nanoHUB)
Project: Efficient Exploration of quantified uncertainty in granular crystals
Software development: Granular Crystals (nanoHUB tool)
Nikilesh Krishnakumar
Mechanical Engineering
BITS Pilani University, Goa Campus, India
Summer 2014 - S.N. Bose Scholar (National Indo-US Technology Forum)
Project: Quantification of permanent losses in granular crystal dynamics

First position: MS student in Mechanical Engineering at University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Jili Liu
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
Summer 2014
ME 497 Project: Microstructure evolution during powder compaction

First position: MS student in Mechanical Engineering at University of California at Berkeley

Current position: Apple
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