Materials PhD student wins TMS scholarship


Cynthia Rodenkirchen receiving her award outside the Royal School of Mines

Cynthia Rodenkirchen, a PhD Student in the Department of Materials, has been awarded a TMS International Symposium on Superalloys Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded by the TMS International Symposium on Superalloys Committee. Two annual $2,000 scholarships with up to $250 for each awardee in travel reimbursements are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in metallurgical and/or materials science and engineering with an emphasis on all aspects of superalloys.

Cynthia was presented with the award outside the Royal School of Mines, joined alongside her colleagues in the Department of Materials and Dr Mark Hardy, Associate Fellow for Nickel Alloys at Rolls-Royce.

Research Insights

Cynthia works in the group of Dr Stella Pedrazzini. Her research aims to contribute to reduced emissions in the aerospace industry and the UK's aim of net zero by 2050. Cynthia's research investigates the corrosion of Ni-based superalloys, which are used in the hottest section of turbine engines for commercial aeroplanes.

The scholarship has allowed Cynthia to continue investigating this research area following the completion her PhD studies.


Kayleigh Brewer

Kayleigh Brewer
Department of Materials


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