Joel Alfano

Joel Alfano, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Gellersen Hall, Room 208


Ph.D. Material Science, December 2013
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama

M.S. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering , August 2011
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, May 2009
Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Indiana

Research Interests

  • Damage Assessment
  • Severe Weather
  • Structural Analysis, Performance, and Reliability
  • Residential Storm Shelters

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society
  • ASM INternational
  • AIST


  • Microstructural Evolution and Oxidation Behavior of NiAlCrCoSi Multi-Component Alloys by Alfano, Joel, P.h.D, University of Alabama, 2013
  • Microstructures and Oxidation Behavior of Sputter-Deposited Overlay Coatings Based on β-NiAl by Alfano, Joel, M.S., University of Alabama, 2011
  • M. A. Bestor, J. P. Alfano and M. L. Weaver, “Influences of chromium and hafnium additions on the microstructures of β-NiAl coatings on superalloy substrates,” Intermetallics 19 (2011) 1693-1704