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  • 1024 North Engineering Research Center
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Dr. Lorena Perez-Andrade

Associate Research Professional


  • 1024 North Engineering Research Center
  • phone (205) 348-6632
  • Email

Research Areas


  • Ph.D. Materials Science, Center of Research and Advances Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Mexico, 2020
  • M.E. Chemical Engineering, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico, 2014
  • B.E. Chemical Engineering, Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP) Mexico, 2012

Dr. Lorena Perez joined the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering department at the University of Alabama in August 2020 as a postdoctoral researcher. After one year, she was promoted to Associate Research Professional. She performs research on the correlation of processing (cold spray, laser-assisted cold spray), microstructure (grain size, precipitates), and mechanical properties (strength, ductility) of metallic materials (aluminum alloys and nickel-based superalloys) for repair applications.

She works on research projects funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to evaluate cold spray and laser-assisted cold spray as a repair technique.

She runs the Alabama Atomization Facility where she processes metallic powders (aluminum alloys, steel alloys, nickel-based alloys, copper alloys, and high entropy alloys) by gas atomization used for additive manufacturing and thermal spray technologies.

Dr.Perez´s research interests are focused on the development of new alloys for additive manufacturing.

Affiliated Areas
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Selected Publications

  • L. Perez, J. Colburn, L. N. Brewer, M. Renfro, and T. McKechnie. Cold Spray Deposition of Heat-Treated Inconel 718 Powders. International Thermal Spray Conference Proceedings. (2021). doi:
  • L.I. Perez-Andrade, Venkata Satish Bhattiprolu, Waynie M. Schuette, Luke N. Brewer. Influence of powder properties and processing gas on the microstructural evolution of Armstrong CP-titanium and Ti6Al4V powders processed by cold spray, Surf. Coat. Technol. 431 (2022).
  • G.V. de Leon Nope, L.I. Perez-Andrade, J. Corona-Castuera, D.G. Espinosa-Arbelaez, J. Muñoz-Saldaña, J.M. Alvarado-Orozco. Study of volumetric energy density limitations on the IN718 mesostructure and microstructure in laser powder bed fusion process J. Manuf. Process., 64 (2021), pp. 1261-1272
  • L.I. Perez Andrade, F. Gartner, M. Villa-Vidaller, T. Klassen, J. Munoz-Saldana, J.M. Alvarado-Orozco. Optimization of Inconel 718 thick deposits by cold spray processing and annealing, Surf. Coat. Technol. 378 (2019), 124997.

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