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Faculty Profile

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Name: Rainer Hebert
Title: Associate Professor, Director of Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center, Director for Undergraduate Studies
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
E-Mail: rhebert@ims.uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://www.mse.engr.uconn.edu/rainer-hebert
Program/Department Website: http://www.mse.engr.uconn
Office Telephone: (860) 486-3155

Keywords | Categories: additive manufacturing, Institute of Materials Science, metallurgy, phase transformations, rapid solidification, steels, titanium alloys

Professional Summary

Rapid solidification processing (RSP) has over the last three decades greatly extended the range of commercial alloys. The deviations from equilibrium during RSP can induce novel phases or microstructures and hence contribute to alloys with improved properties. During additive manufacturing of metallic components cooling rates reach 104 K/s locally and are therefore similar to cooling rates in traditional RSP. The fundamental knowledge of RSP is applied to additive manufacturing in order to modify compositions of existing commercial alloys or to develop new alloys, for example metallic glass alloys.