Materials Engineering Department
Chelsey Zacherl Hargather, PhD
  • Asisstant Professor of Materials Engineering
  • Engineering Education Specialist
  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012
  • B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, French Minor, 2008
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Areas

    Improvement of Ni-base superalloys used in commercial jet engine applications using first-principles calculations and CALculation of PHAse Diagrams (CALPHAD) modeling technique. First-principles calculations of self-, dilute, and non-dilute diffusion coefficients in fcc and bcc metals. Database development of Ni-base superalloy systems using the CALPHAD approach.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, 2016-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, 2013-2016
  • Awards & Honors
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 2015
  • Selected Publications
  • C. Z. Hargather, S. L. Shang, Y. Du, and Z. K. Liu, First-principles study of self-diffusion coefficients of fcc Ni", Computational Materials Science, 86C, (2014), 17-23.
  • C. Z. Hargather, "Re-design of an interdisciplinary first-year introduction to engineering course focusing on active learning and technology in the classroom, Proceedings of the 6th Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference, August, 2014.
  • X. L. Liu, C. Z. Hargather, Z. K. Liu "First-principles aided thermodynamic modeling of the Nb-Re system" CALPHAD, 41 (2013) 119127.
  • C. L. Zacherl, S. L. Shang, A. Saengdeejing, and Z. K. Liu, "Phase stability and thermodynamic modeling of the Re-Ti system supplemented by first-principles calculations", CALPHAD, 38, (2012) 71-80.
  • C. L. Zacherl, S. L. Shang, D. E. Kim, Y. Wang, and Z. K. Liu, "Effects of alloying elements on elastic, stacking fault, and diffusion properties of fcc Ni from fi rst-principles: Implications for tailoring the creep rate of Ni-base superalloys", R. C. Reed, et al., Eds., Superalloys 2012 (2012): 455-461.