Materials and Manufacturing

  • Near Net Shape Manufacturing (Squeeze Casting, Thixoforming)
  • Formability of Sheet Metals
  • Microwave Sintering of Ceramics
  • Processing and Properties of Metal Matrix Composites and Metallic Foams
  • Processing and Properties of Polymer Matrix Composites
  • Shape Memory Alloys
  • Materials for Biomedical Applications (Hydroxyapatite, Ti)
  • Modification of Surface Properties Through Coating
  • Experimental and computational micromechanics
  • Neutron/x-ray diffraction for exploring internal strains
  • Residual stress measurement with the slitting method
  • Metallic glasses
  • Wind Energy Applications, design, analysis and manufacturing of composite wind turbine blades
  • Manufacturing and mechanical properties of nanocomposites, filled and reinforced engineering plastics and rubber.
  • Characterization of plastic materials (cure kinetics and crystallization using DSC, DTMA) for process modeling.
  • Processing of advanced fiber reinforced composites and nanocomposites
  • Modeling and Measurement of Residual Stresses
  • Finite element modeling of thermoplastic and thermoset composites processing including heat transfer, crystallization/curing, material response, shrinkage, residual stress development and warpage
  • Fatigue and fracture of metallic materials
  • Elastic-plastic modeling of cyclic loading in metals.
  • Road simulation testing of automotive components and substructures
  • Composites design and manufacturing
  • Structural optimization
  • Modeling and optimization of manufacturing processes
  • Analysis of structures by finite elements
  • Energy storage technologies
  • New generation batteries
  • Battery testing and characterization