Research Capabilities and Impact
We pioneer research in aluminum and magnesium alloys and advance the state-of-the-art in materials for extreme environments.
Our department has a rich history in structural materials research, which focuses on a material’s processing, microstructure, and mechanical property relationships. We are leaders in fatigue and fracture, working at the confluence of mechanical, chemical, and metallurgical factors. We address the design and discovery of advanced materials for extreme environments and the development of innovative processes for making them. and possess significant expertise in ceramic matrix composites. We make full use of our computational expertise to refine and accelerate the development of new materials and to better understand their fundamental properties. We seek to understand the physics underlying additive manufacturing processes, in order to develop advanced alloy/composite systems and create materials with novel properties and designed geometry.