Dynamic Fracture of Rocks and Engineering Ceramics
Developing high-speed x-ray phase-contrast imaging techniques for studying dynamic fracture.
3D Microstructural Characterization of Materials
Exploring 3D microstructural characterization through building an instrument for automated serial sectioning and EBSD analysis of materials and high-energy diffraction microscopy (HEDM).
Brazing Dissimilar Metals with Novel Composite Foils
This DoE and U.S. Army project seeks to create and optimize novel reactive foils that are capable of joining dissimilar metals and alloys. Emphasis is placed on creating brazes that are mechanically and chemically robust for a variety of material combinations.
The Mechanical Properties of Human Enamel and Dentin
Characterizing variations in the mechanical properties, microstructure, and chemistry of human enamel at different locations in the tooth and in different tooth types.
Materials with Controlled Microstructural Architecture
This DARPA project studies architectural and microstructural optimization of 3D Woven structural materials.
Thermo-Mechanical Processing of Mg Alloys
This DoD project investigates and characterizes the microstructural evolution of magnesium and magnesium alloys under high temperatures and severe plastic deformation.
In-Situ High Strain Rate Study of Mg Deformation
This DoD project studies very high strain rate mechanical testing of Mg alloys with concurrent electron microscopy.
Nucleation with Steep Composition Gradients
This NSF project aims to build on our previous work and established capability using nanocalorimeters to study intermetallic reactions.