Lizeth Nayibe Ortiz Reyes

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Master in Materials Science and Engineering

AIME Henry DeWitt Smith Scholarship in 2017

Lizeth is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She recently graduated from her M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering. In Fall 2017, she will continue her studies pursuing a PhD program in the same field. Her research topic is on High Temperature corrosion issues encountered in petrochemical processing. The project involves the study of coking (carbon deposition) and how new alumina-forming alloys can be developed to enhance coking resistance which will improve processing efficiencies. She has worked as an intern for Komatsu Mining Corp about a year as a Heat Treat Lab Intern. During her graduate studies, she has had a TA position for the course of Materials Laboratory. As a TA, she says that she has learned more than she could imagine. The responsibility of teach other people not only about engineering but also about life and experiences, have made her a better person, with better values and principles.

After she finishes her studies, she wants to work in research and development with focus on corrosion issues of industries. She would like to contribute developing new materials in order to prevent problems that corrosion cause every day not only in industries but also at home or work.