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Washington State University Institute of Materials Research

Ben Dutton


My name is Ben Dutton and I am a PhD student in the Materials Science and Engineering Program with Dr. John McCloy as my advisor. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Ohio State University where my undergraduate research focused on in-situ process monitoring of additively manufactured metals.  My current research entails growing single crystals of various materials (mostly oxides) by the Czochralski method. I am also interested in developing crucible free techniques to improve crystal quality and yield. Outside of school I enjoy soccer, snowboarding, cooking, hiking, and spending time with my family.


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Selected Publications

Jani Jesenovec, Cassandra Remple, Jesse Huso, Benjamin Dutton, Parker Toews, Matthew D. McCluskey, John S. McCloy,
Photodarkening and Dopant Segregation in Cu-doped β-Ga2O3 Czochralski Single Crystals, Journal of Crystal Growth, 2021,

Sean O’Loughlin, Benjamin Dutton, Gent Semaj, Eric Snell, Jacob Rindler, Michael A. Groeber, Towards In-process Prediction of Voids in Laser Powder Bed Fusion, JOM,  2021, https://doi:10.1007/s11837-021-04885-7.