Chetarpa (Pam) Yipyintum

    Visiting Scholar (alumna)
    Tin alloys

    Address: 2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

    M.Eng., Materials Science and Engineering, Boston University
    B.Eng., Materials Science and Engineering, Chulalongkorn University

I was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. My interest in material science has started when I was doing an undergraduate study at Chulalongkorn University. My research focused was biocompatibility of Metallic glass. Then I pursued my study in Material Science and Engineering program at Boston University, which I focused on Biomaterial. Afterward, I join a lab at Chulalongkorn University as PhD candidate and also work at Western Digital. Apart from this, I find myself relax and enjoy cooking, baking as well as playing piano and saxophone.

My PhD research is fundamental study on mechanisms in lapping processes for sliders in hard disk drive, which is co-funded by Thai government and Western Digital. My advisor is an alumni of Northwestern University and this gave me an opportunity to join Dunand and Seidman group. Here, my research focuses on studying creep properties of Tin-alloy which used in fabrication process of hard disk drive. With this understanding, better and economical process would be established in the hard disk drive production.