Nanomagnetism Group
lab members

Josh Marion

Josh Marion
Ph.D. Student
Chemical Engineering


Education B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Research Rare-earth metals (REMs) are important components of permanent magnets with large energy products used in modern electronic and mechanical applications as the primary means of conversion of electrical to mechanical energy. Rare-earths are found mostly in a select few areas of the world. China controls approximately 97% of the world's rare-earth mining capacity and recently limited exportation of these critical materials. As such, quickly finding another material as a substitute for rare-earths for use in advanced electronics is paramount. My research under Dr. Laura Lewis at Northeastern University centers around improving understanding of enhanced magnetic properties in nanocomposites comprised of multiphase transition metallic alloys as a viable alternative to permanent magnets containing rare-earths.
About I’ve been at Northeastern for my entire collegiate career, so I guess you could say I’ve been around for a while. When I’m not squirreled away in the lab, I enjoy reading a mystery novel every day, downhill skiing, playing video games, and watching Boston sports teams win championships (but hey, who doesn’t like that?).