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).
Excess Vacancy Enabled Transformations in Light Metal Alloys
a. In this project Professors Falk and Weihs are leveraging novel computations and experiments to explore the thermodynamic impact of excess vacancies on solute clustering and precipitation in Mg and Al alloys.
Rapid Development of Metallic Alloys
In this project, Professor Weihs and multiple other collaborators are leveraging the combinatorial deposition of thick, free-standing foils, rapid characterization tools, and machine learning methods to speed the development of refractory multi-principal element alloys and light alloys.