Our research focus is in the mechanical characterization of solids and structures in challenging environments, and at high temperatures in particular. We are especially interested in the role that environment plays on a material's ability to withstand heterogeneous failure mechanisms such as fracture, fatigue, and creep.
Our lab uses advanced imaging techniques to extract full-field, in situ strain and temperature measurements across multiple length scales. These techniques are applied to a wide variety of advanced high temperature materials (including metals, ceramics, and composites), with applications geared towards the energy, aerospace, and nuclear industries.
April 26, 2018: Thinh Thai will defend his MS thesis, "Importance of Exposure Time on DIC at Extreme Temperatures" at 1:30pm
in ENGR 413A.
April 27, 2018: Robert Hansen will defend his MS thesis, "A High Magnification UV Lens for High Temperature Optical Strain Measurements" at 8:30am
in ENGR 413A.
April 27, 2018: Ethan Nickerson will defend his MS thesis, "Ultraviolet Difraction-Assisted Image Correlation (UV-DAIC) for Single-Camera 3D Strain Measurement at Extreme Temperatures" at 2:30pm
in ENGR 419G.
April 12, 2018: Ethan's paper, "Ultraviolet Diffraction-Assisted Image Correlation (UV-DAIC) for Single-Camera 3D Strain Measurement at Extreme Temperatures" is available from Experimental Mechanics.
April 3, 2018: Recent alumnus Trevor Bird is awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship for his PhD studies at Purdue University. Congratulations Trevor!
Feb 23, 2018: Ethan Nickerson is recognized as the MAE Outstanding MS Student Researcher of the Year. Congratulations Ethan!