Material Science and Engineering

The faculty in the Material Science Group is concerned with the behavior of engineering materials. Active research is focused on Deformation Studies, Joining of Aerospace Materials, Acoustic Emission, Phase Transformation in Solids, Wear and Wear Protection, Processing of Polymer Composites, Durability, Interfaces in Polymer Composites, and Thermomechanical Processing and Microstructural Characterization of Metallic Alloys. The faculty members with their research interests are listed below.

Chuang Deng

  • Materials modeling and simulation
  • Nanocrystalline and amorphous metallic alloys
  • Grain boundary engineering
  • Yielding and plasticity in low-dimensinoal nanostructures

M. Nabil Bassim (no longer taking graduate students)

  • Fracture Mechanisms and Mechanics, Fatigue
  • Acoustic Emission, Polymers
  • Dislocation Theory

J. (Jack) R. Cahoon (no longer taking graduate students)

  • Solidification
  • Diffusion in Metals and Alloys
  • Corrosion

Mahesh C. Chaturvedi

  • Microstructure-Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • Joining and Forming of Aerospace Materials

Raghavan Jayarman

  • Polymer and Composite Processing / Intelligent Processing of Polymer Composite Structures
  • Durability of composites/ Damage in Composites
  • Interfaces in Polymers and Composites / Composite Joining and Bonding
  • Novel Composite Materials / Natural fiber – Bioresin based Biocomposites /Smart Materials
  • Structure – Processing – Property – Service Relationship Studies in Materials

Olanrewaju A. Ojo

  • Thermomechanical Processing and Microstructural Characterization of Metallic Alloys
  • Processing-Microstructure-Property Relationship Studies in Nanostructured Materials and Process Development
  • Optimization and Physical Metallurgy of Joining of Aerospace Alloys

Malcolm Xing

  • Tissue Engineering
  • Nanomedicine
  • Biocomposites for Implantation
  • Biointerface
  • Gene/Stem cell Therapy

 Guozhen Zhu

  • Nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • Electron microscopy
  • Microstructure-mechanical properties of nanostructured materials