David Grimmer puts research into action at NASA Glenn

Beam Team PhD candidate David Grimmer participated in a summer internship at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, in the High Temperature and Smart Alloys branch of the Materials and Structures division. His internship supported the Hybrid Electric Aircraft Propulsion project, a NASA vision to improve future aircraft performance through the smart use of […]

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Beam Team postdoc Yasuhito Suzuki takes professorship in Japan

Congratulations to Dr. Yasuhito Suzuki on his new position as an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry at Osaka Prefecture University! Yasuhito completed his postdoctoral appointment at Mines in March. His postdoctoral research, funded by the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), focused on the development of thermoplastic-based fiber-reinforced composites for large […]

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Ashley Bucsek awarded postdoctoral fellowship

Recent PhD recipient Ashley Bucsek has been awarded the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for research at the University of Minnesota in the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department under Professor Richard James. The title of the fellowship proposal and research project is “The Search for Ultra Low-Hysteresis Ferroelastics for Novel Energy Conversion Devices.” This research will entail […]

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Henry Geerlings successfully defends master’s thesis

On March 29, MS candidate Henry Geerlings will defend his thesis entitled “Automated Feature Extraction and Characterization in Visual Materials Data—An Additive Manufacturing Study.” Henry’s research has been funded by the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT). Geerlings is seeking a job that leverages his skills and experience in computational modeling, mechanics of […]

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Garrison Hommer successfully defends PhD thesis

PhD candidate Garrison Hommer will defend his thesis on March 20. Hommer’s thesis is entitled “Mechanism of Dwell Fatigue Crack Initiation in Ti-7Al Under Biaxial Tension-Tension Loads” and is the culmination of research funded by the Center for Advanced Non-Ferrous Structural Alloys (CANFSA). After graduating, Hommer’s goal is to find employment in the aerospace industry […]

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Beam Team presenting at TMS 2018

Prof. Aaron Stebner and Beam Team students will present at TMS 2018 in Phoenix, March 11–15. Dr. Aaron Stebner will give two invited talks: Wednesday, Mar. 14, 9:30 a.m.: Platforms for High throughput Structure-property Characterizations to Support Machine Learning Approaches to Additive Manufacturing Wednesday, Mar. 14, 4:00 p.m.: Studying the Micromechanics of Martensitic Phase Transformations […]

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Paranjape, et al. publish article

An article by Beam Team postdoc alumnus Harshad Paranjape, Professor Aaron Stebner, and Kaushik Bhattacharya of the California Institute of Technology will be published in the January 2018 issue of International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. The article is entitled “A Macroscopic Strain-Space Model of Anisotropic, Cyclic Plasticity with Hardening.”  

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Amin-Ahmadi article published in Scripta Materialia

Beam Team Research Assistant Professor Behnam Amin-Ahamdi’s article entitled “Coherency strains of H-phase precipitates and their influence on functional properties of nickel-titanium-hafnium shape memory alloys” has been accepted by Scripta Materialia and will be published in the April 2018 issue. Co-authors include Beam Team alum Joe Pauza and Prof. Stebner. Read more about Behnam’s research.  

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Beam Team shape memory alloy research flies with NASA

A NiTi20Hf shape memory alloy that was extensively studied by Beam Team researchers (Stebner 2014 and Bucsek 2016) has been used in the actuation system for the rotating wingtips in the test flight series of the Spanwise Adaptive Wing project (SAW). SAW is a joint effort between NASA (including Armstrong Flight Research Center, Glenn Research […]

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