Brandon Ohl
    Ph.D. Student

    Current project(s)

    Phone: 847.467.5416
    Address: 2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

Originally from Houston, I completed my undergraduate at the University of North Texas, double-majoring in Materials Science and English. My undergraduate research focused on shape memory alloys under Dr. Marcus Young. I continued SMA research over summers in Japan (at NIMS). I try to stay active with Ultimate Frisbee and racquetball, and I also enjoy reading, writing, and chess.

At Northwestern I'm researching a new family of W-free Co-Nb-V superalloys, which will be lighter than other Co-based superalloys and may have higher working temperatures than Ni-based superalloys. The project involves alloy creation, characterization, and computational modeling-and if the alloy enters the commercial market, higher efficiency turbines will lower worldwide emissions on a terawatt scale.

Selected Honors

  1. College of Engineering Outstanding Senior (at UNT)


  1. Strickland, J. N., Ohl, B., Chitwood, G., Krishnan, K., Kohn, G., and Young, M. L., "Anisotropic Nature of Raw, Radially Strained, and Radially Strained and Aged Steel Tubes," Materials Performance and Characterization, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2017, pp. 346-361,