MSE Seminar: ShAPEing the Future: Novel Materials via Solid State Processing
Speaker: Suveen N. Mathaudhu, Professor and Chair, Materials Science & Engineering Program, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of California, Riverside
Conventional approaches to materials manufacturing have often relied on processing within a temperature range that results in liquid phase formation of some of the constituents. These methods are often limited by the equilibrium phase formation states available from the melt. In this work we will present findings on a recently-developed processing approach that enables complex, unique microstructural evolution (often to pervasively metastable states) while remaining in the solid phase state. Specifically, the Shear Assisted Processing and Extrusion (ShAPE) method will be highlighted via a number of vignettes from various classes of structural materials. Novel microstructural pathways, textural formation and mechanical properties will be discussed. These results point to the ability to design and engineering novel materials with unprecedented properties and performance.
Suveen Mathaudhu serves as a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department and Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering Program at UC Riverside, where he studies the underpinning mechanisms that will make metallic materials and composites lighter and stronger. He concurrently has a joint appointment as Chief Scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the Energy and Environment Directorate. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and subsequently served as an ORISE post-doctoral Fellow and then a Staff Scientist and Program Manager at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and U.S. Army Research Laboratory, respectively. Mathaudhu is a 2019 Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE) awardee, a 2016 NSF CAREER awardee, and received the 2014 Norm Augustine Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communications from the American Association of Engineering Societies.