Megan Frary, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, holds a Ph.D.
in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She
received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Materials Science and Engineering at
Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. After completing her MS, she spent a year and a
half as a research engineer at Caterpillar, Inc. in Peoria, IL. Less than two years after
earning her Ph.D., Dr. Frary received the NSF CAREER program award, the National Science
Foundation’s most prestigious award for early career faculty. In addition to conducting
various research projects, Dr. Frary teaches a variety of courses and supervises both
graduate and undergraduate students. 


SPS Fabrication of Tungsten and Tungsten Rhenium Alloys in Support of NTR Fuels Development (with Jonathan A. Webb, Indrajit Charit, Cory Sparks, Darryl P. Butt, and Mark Carroll), Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2011, NETS-2011, February 7-February 10, 2011, Albuquerque, NM. (2011)

Tungsten metal slugs were fabricated via Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) of powdered metals at temperatures...


Pressure Resistance Welding of High Temperature Metallic Materials (with Nathan Jerred, Larry Zirker, Brian Jaques, Troy Bradshaw, James Carrillo, Evan Young, Indrajit Charit, James Cole, Darryl P. Butt, Mitchell Meyer, and K. L. Murty), Proceedings of the Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition (2010)

Pressure Resistance Welding (PRW) is a solid state joining process used for various high temperature...


Improving Engineering Students’ Cognitive and Affective Preparedness with a Pre-Instructional E-Learning Strategy (with Seung Youn Chyung, Amy Moll, Brian Marx, and Janet Callahan), Advances in Engineering Education (2010)

During the 2006–2007 academic year, five faculty members from the College of Engineering at Boise...



Effects of Crystallographic Orientation on the Early Stages of Oxidation in Nickel and Chromium (with Louis P. Bonfrisco), Journal of Materials Science (2010)

Surface orientation plays an important role in the oxidation behavior of single crystals where studies...



Microstructural Effects During Chemical Mechanical Planarization of Copper (with Patrick J. Andersen, Mariela N. Bentancur, and Amy J. Moll), Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2010)

Novel die-stacking schema using through-wafer interconnects require vias to be filled with electroplated Cu, resulting...



Comparison of Microstructural Evolution of Nickel during Conventional and Spark Plasma Sintering (with Matthew Luke and Darryl Butt), TMS 2010 139th Annual Meeting & Exhibition (2010)

Spark plasma sintering (SPS) is a rapid powder consolidation technique that uses pulsed electric current...


Role of Grain Boundary Character Distribution on Dynamic Recrystallization Using Monte Carlo Simulations (with Jared Stein), TMS 2010 139th Annual Meeting & Exhibition (2010)

Monte Carlo simulations are commonly applied to study microstructural evolution, including abnormal grain growth and...


The Effects of Stress and Temperature on the Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior and Microstructural Evolution of Alloy 230 (with Jatu Burns), TMS 2010 139th Annual Meeting & Exhibition (2010)

Alloy 230, a nickel-based superalloy, is a candidate material for heat exchangers in very high...


Three-Dimensional Grain Boundary Networks: Modeling and Connections to Experimental Data, TMS 2010 139th Annual Meeting & Exhibition (2010)

The grain boundary network that makes up a microstructure plays an important role in determining...


Weldability Characteristics of Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Alloys: An Overview (with Kalyan Chitrada, Ramprashad Prabhakaran, Jiye Wang, Larry Zirker, Mitchell Meyer, James Cole, Korukonda Murty, Rajiv Mishra, Darryl Butt, and Indrajit Charit), TMS 2010 139th Annual Meeting & Exhibition (2010)

Oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) alloys are considered an important class of structural materials for various...




Knowledge Surveys, CTL Teaching Gallery (2009)

"A knowledge survey consists of course learning objectives framed as questions and is given before...