Doctor of Engineering Students

Dany Waller

Dany received their B.S. in Mathematics and B.A. in Physics from the University of Kentucky in 2019 and M.S. in Applied Physics from the Johns Hopkins University in 2022. They joined the Hemker research group as a D.Eng. student in 2023, and work as a full-time employee at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Their research is focused on material properties of lunar regolith that influence spectral reflectance measurements.

Kourtney Porsch

Kourtney received her B.S. and M.S in Mechanical Engineering from UMBC in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Her M.S. work was in the tensile characterization of additively manufactured Ti-6Al-4V microsamples with parameter induced defects. She joined the Hemker research group as a Doctor of Engineering student in the spring of 2022 which she is pursuing in collaboration with her work at JHU APL where she works as an additive manufacturing engineer. Her research is focused on novel alloy design and characterization of additively material for improvements of mechanical performance and corrosion resistance.

Interests: Metal additive manufacturing, mechanical testing and characterization, multi-length scale testing