Friday, May 22, 2015

Congratulations to the MSE, EP, and ES class of 2015!

“You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!”
from ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Theron Rodgers Receives Ph.D.

Well done Theron! Theron Rodgers has completed his Engineering Physics Ph.D. with a successfully defended dissertation titled "Non-Line-of-Sight Directed Vapor Deposition".  Theron is currently finishing up several papers on the coating of doublet guide vanes before joining Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, New Mexico).

Bradley Richards Receives Ph.D.

Congratulations to Dr. Bradley Richards who successfully presented and defended his MSE Ph.D. dissertation on "Ytterbium Silicate Environmental Barrier Coatings" in April.  Brad is now finishing up several papers before starting the next phase of his career with GE Global (Niskayuna, NY).

Monday, May 11, 2015

Titanium Wood?

Liang Dong has developed a novel technique for making titanium cellular materials with a highly efficient octet truss structure.  His recent paper in the International Journal of Solids and Structures "Mechanical Response of Ti-6Al-4V Octet-Truss Lattice Structures" shows that the cellular structure is of similar density and strength to engineered balsa wood, but offers the greatly improved corrosion and high temperature resistance and titanium.