Gianna Valentino ’14

I am working in the Mechanical Engineering department at Johns Hopkins University on a project split discipline between materials science and mechanical engineering. I am working on fabricating and characterizing metal thin films for MEMS applications in extreme environments (i.e high temperature and long operating lifetime). We limit our scope to nickel-based superalloys and want to optimize for high density, strength and low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) to be used for high temperature applications. More specifically, I am working on non-contact CTE testing setup to ensure dimensional stability at these high temperatures. Feel free to contact me at