Recent Research Projects
Solidification Science (solidification-kinetics, convection effects on solidification processes (nucleation and growth kinetics, interface stability), microstructure evolution modeling of primary and secondary phases in various alloy systems)
Apply novel experimental techniques including levitation, atomization, electromagnetic stirring, ultrasonic (cavitation, shock force and acoustic streaming technologies), micro-chilling technology, mechanical shearing, etc., for understanding and control of various microscopic and macroscopic phenomena that take place during the solidification of alloys and metal-matrix-composites including microstructure evolution, interface instability of alloys, dendritic growth, segregation, cracking, hot tearing, shrinkage and porosities, mold/metal interface interactions in casting alloys, morphological transitions, etc.
Advanced multi-scale multi-phase multi-component modeling and simulation approaches:
Advanced metal-casting and remelting processing
Processing-microstructure-properties relationships utilizing computational intelligence tools such as Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), Genetic Algorithms (GA), decision trees, fuzzy logic, etc.
Physical metallurgy of ferrous and nonferrous alloys
Advanced manufacturing of specialty alloys, light alloys, metal-matrix-composites and nano-metal-matrix-composites