Will Joost is a Principal Materials Engineer at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, CT, where he focuses on applying computational materials science and integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) towards advances in jet engines. His primary area of research is multi-scale modeling of mechanical behavior and tribology in crystalline materials. Prior to joining Pratt, Will spent 7 years as the Program Manager for Lightweight Metals in the Vehicle Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy where he oversaw a portfolio of light metals R&D projects. Will also spent time as a postdoctoral research in the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory writing high performance computing code for dislocation dynamics simulations. Will holds a B.S. from RPI, an M.S. from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, all in Materials Science and Engineering.