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Event Scheduled for Oct 5, 2012
Event: Joint MSE/ ME Seminar, ‘Extreme Materials Engineering: From Turbine Engine Coatings to Carbon Nanotube Composites to Graphene Devices...,’ Nitin P. Padture, Professor, School of Engineering, Brown University
Location: UTEB 150
Time: 02:00 pm
Details of Event:
Abstract: At the confluence of engineering and science, the field of materials engineering provides exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary research. In this seminar I will present three quintessential examples of materials engineering research from my group.
1. Tailoring of ceramic thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) for gas-turbine engines, used for aircraft propulsion and electricity generation, to withstand extreme environments including high temperatures and molten deposits of desert sand or volcanic ash or coal fly ash.
2. Multifunctional ceramic/carbon nanotubes composites with unprecedented microstructures for potentially extreme combinations of mechanical properties such as damage tolerance, strength, toughness, and creep resistance.
3. High-throughput, large-scale nanomanufacturing of devices of the extreme two-dimensional crystal that is graphene using a the new method of site-specific stamping, which is based on fracture mechanics principles.
Although these examples are diverse, a common thread runs through them — rational tailoring and processing of materials for desired properties and performance — which is arguably the essence of materials engineering research.
Biographical Sketch: Nitin Padture is professor in the School of Engineering and director of Center for Advanced Materials Research at Brown University. Prior to January 2012 he was professor at the Ohio State University, where he was also the founding director of the Center for Emergent Materials (a NSF MRSEC). He received a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from Lehigh University (1991), and worked as a postdoctoral scholar at NIST, before joining the University of Connecticut materials faculty in January 1995. Padture moved to Ohio State in January 2005. He has published 125 journal papers, which have been cited over 5,000 times, co-invented 4 patents, and delivered 150 invited/keynote/plenary talks. A Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, he has received that society's Roland B. Snow, Robert L. Coble, and Richard M. Fulrath awards. Padture is also a recipient of the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award, and he is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Padture is Principal Editor of J. Mater. Res. and Associate Editor of J. Am. Ceram. Soc., and recently he has been appointed Editor of Scripta Mater. Padture is also Guest Co-Editor of MRS Bull. October 2012 issue focused on TBCs.
Sponsored By: Mechanical Engineering
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