Andrew Kustas

Affiliate Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering




  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering – Colorado State University (2012)
  • Ph.D. Materials Engineering – Purdue University (2016)
    • Dissertation: Shear-based Deformation Processing and Characterization of Electrical Steel Sheet

Work Experience

  • Sandia National Laboratories (Senior Member of the Technical Staff) – Jan. 2018-Present
  • Sandia National Laboratories (Postdoctoral Appointee) – Aug. 2016-Jan. 2018

Recent Publications

  1. M. R. Jones, F. W. DelRio, R. Puckett, J. Pegues, P. Lu, N. S. Bobbitt, M. E. Chandross, A.B. Kustas, N. Argibay, High-strength additively manufactured multiphase nanostructured Ni-Nb Superalloys, Accepted to Journal of Materials Research, 2021
  2. J. W. Pegues, M. A. Melia, M. A. Rodriguez, T. F. Babuska, B. Gould, N. Argibay, A. Greco, A. B. Kustas, In situ synchrotron X-ray imaging and mechanical properties characterization of additively manufactured high-entropy alloy composites, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 159505, 2021
  3. S. Firdosy, N. Ury, A. B. Kustas, J. D. Carroll, P. Pathare, Z. Casias, D. Tung, D. Susan, J. P. Borgonia, V. A. Ravi, R. Peter Dillon, Blown powder directed energy deposition of functionally graded joints between Fe-Co-2V and 316L Stainless Steel, Scripta Materialia, 114005, 2021
  4. D. F. Susan, A. B. Kustas, R. A. Kellogg, J. D. Carroll, J. R. Michael, I. Karamen, The Effects of Annealing after Equal Channel Angular Extrusion (ECAE) on Mechanical and Magnetic Properties of 49Fe-49Co-2V alloy, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, in-press, 2021
  5. T. F. Babuska, B. A. Krick, D. F. Susan, A. B. Kustas, Comparison of powder bed fusion and directed energy deposition for tailoring mechanical properties of traditionally brittle alloys, Manufacturing Letters: Special Issue on Emerging Concepts in Additive Manufacturing, 30-34, 2021