Our research is focused on the relationships between material processing, structure and properties in advanced structural materials (metals, ceramics, polymers and composites) with the common goal of improving performance by relating the processing to the microstructure and subsequent mechanical behavior. This approach has been successfully implemented in both basic scientific research and applied research with industry.

Current Projects

  • Surface characterization and adhesive bonding of composites
  • Interpenetrating Polymer Network (IPN) adhesives
  • Fatigue life enhancement via residual stress
  • Mechanical properties and characterization of nanolaminates
  • Next generation composites with integrated molecular probes
  • Advanced ceramic materials and processing for dental prosthesis
  • Cellular core tooling for integrally stiffened composite structures