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Contact Information:
SEC 132
City Campus (Lincoln)

Ph.D. - MME

Joseph Turner

About Me:

Educational Background:

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (2016)

Research Topic (s):

Ultrasound NDE, Materials Characterization, Additive Manufacturing, Optimization

Teaching Experience:

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Guest Lecturer: Vibration Theory and Applications, Analytical Methods in Engineering. Spring 2018, Fall 2019.

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Mechanics of Elastic bodies. Fall 2016, Spring 2017.

University Transportation Center for Railway Safety.

Program Mentor: UTCRS Research Experience for Undergraduates. Summer 2016.

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant: Engineering Materials Laboratory, Engineering Analysis I. Fall 2014, Spring 2015.


Language: Fluent in English and Spanish.

Instrumentation and Machinery: Nano-indentation, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), laser confocal microscopy, Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS/EDX), Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD), ultrasonic defect detection and material characterization, video microscopy, image analysis, metallography, materials testing, engineering machine shop, Raspberry Pi, simple circuit design and soldering.

Personal/Professional Profiles (LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Google Scholar, etc.):


Honors and Awards.

National Science Foundation

1. NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2018 – 2023)

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

1. Student Luminary Award, Honorable Mention (2019)

2. Nebraska Engineering Recruitment, Chancellor’s, and Mechanical and Materials Engineering Fellowships (2016 – 2018)


Synergistic Activities.

Vice President of Student Affairs, UNL Graduate Student Assembly (2019)

UNL GSA, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Chair (2018 – 2019)

MME GSA, Founding President (2018 – 2019)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Community Service Chair                 (2018 – 2019)

STEM and Diversity Outreach Event Organization and Volunteering                               (2016 – 2019)

MATC Scholars Speaker, UNL MME Research Fair, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Noche de Ciencias (Science Night), Graduate Coffee Hour Series, #HuskerOut, Lincoln High School Bilingual Career Fair.