A research team led by Tao Sun has made two discoveries that can expand additive manufacturing in aerospace and other industries.
Materials Science and Engineering: Translating fundamental discoveries at the nanoscale into materials that benefit society.
The vast majority of the materials people encounter every day have been engineered to have specific properties that make the materials useful or valuable. As materials scientists and engineers, our goal is to understand how the arrangement of the materials' structures on a very fine scale translates into materials with properties that can benefit society. Our department continually strives to expand its core strengths and to work across disciplines to address complex challenges, from more efficient jet engines to new electronic materials that extend the limits of Moore's law. With recent faculty hires, we have reinforced our expertise in corrosion, high-temperature materials, surfaces and interface science, electronic materials, and computational materials science. And we are firmly established in such emerging fields as two-dimensional materials, soft and/or biological materials, and functional thermal material systems.
Opila collaborates with two MURI teams to investigate materials capable of operating at temperatures that can reach 3,000 degrees...
Multi-University Research Initiative Models How Materials Simultaneously Break Down and Protect Themselves
To understand the early stages of oxidation, think locally, with a heterogeneous point of view.
A range of temperatures, surface conditions and relative humidity could be investigated to where copper alloys and oxidized copper...
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In sponsored research for FY 2020