Major focus: Use of computational methods and applied mathematics on chemical engineering thermodynamics applied to both microscopic and macroscopic systems and the study of properties of new materials and systems.
Major focus: Phase transformation and deformation mechanisms in lightweight Mg alloys and Ti alloys; Novel lightweight alloys design; Advanced manufacturing of lightweight Ti alloys for aerospace and biomedical application; Texture evolution during thermomechanical processing of Mg alloys; Processing and mechanical properties of ultra-fine grained Mg alloys; Shuffle transformation in Ti alloys
Major focus: Use of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) methods on problems in materials thermodynamics, diffusion, and microstructural evolution, applied to metals, alloys, ceramics, and other materials of interest. Computational tools in use include Thermo Calc, Dictra, FactSage, COMSOL Multiphysics, and other customized or general-purpose packages (MatLab, etc.).
Major focus: Deformation twinning and deformation induced phase transformation; Interface engineering; Nano- and micro-structured engineering; Atomistic simulation of phase transformation in alloys; Multiscale modeling of deformation of metals
Major focus: Texture evolution using EBSD; Defect and nanostructure characterization using TEM; 3D FIB serial section tomography; In-situ and ex-situ nano-to-microscale mechanical characterization metals
Major focus: Screening and optimizing materials for light-activated reactions with applications in photovoltaics, environmental cleanup, green fuel synthesis, light mediated biological processes and CO2 control