Stinville Research Group

Materials Science and Engineering


R. Black

Rephayah is a first-generation college student who earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. During his time at UT, he did research on the structure-property relationships of polymer thin films. Following graduation in 2019, Rephayah worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the areas of acoustic biological separations and electrochemistry.


B.S. Chemical Engineering – University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2019)

Research Interests

Structure-property-processing relationships of materials
Improving functionality and reliability of high-performance materials

Research Area


Research Topics

Materials for Energy and the Environment
Mechanical Properties and Materials for Extreme Conditions

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