Materials

Progress in materials science is at the heart of most exciting advances in modern engineering. Materials science consists in exploring the relationships between structure, properties and processing operations that define a material. The engineering materials group develops novel processing techniques to prepare advanced materials. We use cutting edge microscopy to determine material structure at the nano-scale. Then, we employ mathematical tools to characterize the structure and properties of the material, and we design even better ones.

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Faculty List
David Fullwood (Materials): Composites.
Eric Homer (Materials): Computational materials modeling.
Oliver Johnson (Johnson Group): Microstructure Design; Grain Boundary Networks; Microstructure-Properties Models; Multi-scale Modelling & Homogenization; Synthesis of Advanced Materials.
Troy Munro (TEMP Lab): Biomaterials as fiber optics.
Tracy Nelson (FSRL): Friction stir welding.
Carl Sorensen (FSRL): Friction stir welding, manufacturing processes.
Nathan Crane: Additive Manufacturing process development, design for additive manufacturing, capillary microfluidics, electrowetting.