Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Colorado State University, 2022
  • B.S., Materials Engineering, Iowa State University, 2017

Dr. Preston specializes in failure analysis and prevention of engineering materials, components and systems. His primary expertise includes powder metallurgy, metallurgy, microstructure evolution, additive manufacturing, and finite element analysis. 

Additionally, Dr. Preston has a substantial background in materials characterization techniques inclusive of metallography, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), image processing, and mechanical testing at both the macroscopic and microscopic level.