Tricia Schwartz is a senior research engineer at KRI. In addition to her experience in materials development and characterization, she has expertise in powder metallurgy, investment casting of titanium, and metal matrix composites.
Previously, Schwartz was a process engineer at Dynamet Technology, Inc. (now Arconic), where she focused on developing and characterizing powder-metallurgy-based novel titanium alloys and titanium composites for medical applications. She also worked at Metal Casting Technology (a division of Hitchiner Manufacturing), adapting Hitchiner’s countergravity investment casting process for titanium applications. At Foster-Miller Inc. (now QinetiQ), Schwartz worked on a broad range of Phase 1 and 2 SBIR programs—topics included continuously reinforced magnesium MMCs for space truss joints, TiAl intermetallics, active acoustically dampened magnesium propellers, and biodegradable bullets.
Schwartz earned her bachelor’s in materials science and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her master’s in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University.