LSAMP Alumni Profile

E-Lexus Thornton
Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant, University of Kentucky
Indiana LSAMP

Past Clubs/Organizations
Black Student Union Society of Physics Students

Past Research
Administered an investigation to calibrate the use of material models in manufacturing processes for the machining of advanced aero-engine components. Developed analytical models using MATLAB to determine the thermal and mechanical effects of cutting a workpiece Developed an analytical model using MATLAB to predict the critical temperature of a workpiece before it is cut through the use of a residual stress profile which is able to predict when residual stress will occur Modified the mathematical relationship between thermal diffusivity, thermal conductivity, specific heat, and density by helping to adjust an equation where density is a function of temperature. Derived an equation that computes the displacement in density as a function of temperature for any given material

E-Lexus Thornton

My passion is climbing the letter to success in the STEM industry. I want to be able to on par with some of the best scientists of my generation, and I want to do it the right way. In order to get there, I have traversed learning how to right resumes, CVs, purpose Statements, Networking, filling out graduate school application, and more. I want to be able to show undergraduate students how to be successful as well without going through as much of the hardships I and others like me went through.

I am available to mentor in the following ways
Attend Conferences

My areas of expertise include
Grad School Process, Networking, Public Speaking, Resume/CV