Welcome Our New Professor Jenifer S. Locke !!!

Posted: January 16, 2015


Jenifer S. Locke is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Fontana Corrosion Center at the Ohio State University and holds the DNV-Roger W. Staehle Designated Professorship.  Jenifer’s primary research interests are in environmental cracking and corrosion of metals and alloys.  Particularly, Jenifer has interest in advancing laboratory environmental cracking testing capabilities, quantifying and understanding metal/alloy and thermo-mechanical processing effects on occluded site electrochemistry in corrosion and environmental cracking of metals, and in inhibition of environmental cracking.

Before joining OSU in 2015, Jenifer held a position at the Alcoa Technical Center, the R&D facility for Alcoa Inc, where she worked in in alloy development, environmental cracking, and corrosion of aerospace and automotive wheel aluminum alloys. Prior to Alcoa, Jenifer received her B.A. in Physics from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH and her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Jenifer also spent a year working at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base where she worked on quantifying the glass formability of amorphous aluminum alloys. Jenifer is originally from Massillon Ohio.