Ezekiel Villarreal
University of Pittsburgh

Ezekiel (Zeke) Villarreal is a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Utah State University in 2016. His current research focuses on quantifying the transient heat transfer response of water to rapid heat increases, such as those seen in the behavior of some nuclear accidents. His previous research experience is in advanced composite materials, including spider silk and plant fiber composites. Zeke has a wonderful wife and two young children who have been a tremendous support and motivation to him throughout his academic career.

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