Dr. Seif is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group at the University of Oxford. She is working to use discrete dislocation dynamics to model diffraction and in situ mechanical testing. She received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in the Computational Materials Science Group at the University of Kentucky and was a NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Fellow at Ames Research Center. Her doctoral research focused on designing materials with improved response to hypervelocity impacts as related to micrometeoroid and orbital debris (MMOD) protection. She also used atomistic calculations to study the dynamic surfaces of scandate cathodes. She received her B.S. in 2017 in MSE from the University of Kentucky and then completed a one-year post-baccalaureate at the University of Michigan.
I am motivated to solve problems related to space exploration, hypersonics, and nuclear energy originating from incomplete knowledge of material processing, structure, properties, and performance. My research interest lies in the mesoscale behavior of materials with complex and inhomogeneous structure engineered to perform in extreme environments.
I use discrete dislocation dynamics to model diffraction and in situ mechanical testing.