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Karla Wagner

Materials Science and Engineering


Karla B. Wagner received her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in 2016. After a brief interlude working in the aerospace field, she began her graduate degree at Georgia Tech under Dr. Naresh Thadhani. In 2022, she received her Ph.D., again in MSE, for her work on high strain rate testing of high-solids loaded particle composites.

Karla joins the Cornell MSE department as a lecturer, and she is looking forward to working with students in class and one-on-one to help them develop their skills as engineers and researchers. Outside of work, Karla is an avid skier and enjoys reading, gardening, and crafting.

Teaching Interests

Lab courses, mechanical properties, characterization


B.S. (Materials Science and Engineering) Georgia Tech 2016

Ph.D. (Materials Science and Engineering) Georgia Tech 2022