Shaymus W. Hudson

  • Technical Instructor and Lab Manager
  • S.B. Materials Science and Engineering, MIT, 2012
  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, WPI, 2016

Manufacturing; Materials Processing; Metallurgy

Shaymus W. Hudson


Dr. Hudson is a technical instructor and manages the Laboratory for Physical Metallurgy, a shared space within DMSE for teaching and research activities. He  helps teach 3.014 and 3.042 during the year as well as a class on metalcasting during IAP.

He recieved his S.B. in Materials Science and Engineering at MIT in 2012 and his Ph.D. in the same field from WPI in 2016. His doctoral reseach involved the use of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) as a tool for impurity detection in molten aluminum. As a graduate student, he was also appointed as lab manager for the Advanced Casting Research Center at WPI.

His professional interests include metals processing, physical metallurgy, materials characterization, and engineering education. He enjoys artisinal casting, blacksmithing, and old things in general!

Recent News

Shaymus Hudson Joins DMSE's Teaching Staff

Shaymus Hudson, a DMSE undergraduate from 2012 and a 2016 PhD in materials science & engineering from WPI, is starting today as a Technical Instructor and manager of the Laboratory for Physical Metallurgy (i.e. furnaces in 13-5016, metallography in 4-421, and instrons in 8-241). He is…  



D. Neff, Hudson, S. W., Apelian, D., and Luo, A., “Molten Metal Processing”, in High Integrity Casting of Lightweight Components, Arlington Heights, IL: North American Diecasting Association, 2016.