in-situ nanoindenter, 150 kN load frame with vacuum furnace (rough vacuum), microtorr metallic vacuum furnace, 3D digital image correlation, radio frequency plasma etcher, critical point dryer, stereolithography, fused filament fabrication, 55W CO2 laser cutter
Scientific focus and expertise:
numerical modeling, design optimization, and experimental mechanics
metals, polymers, and ceramics
In what situations do parent material properties, loading characteristics, and architecture design intersect in a manner that enables metamaterials to vastly outperform state of the art materials? For these situations, what are the particular metamaterial designs that most nearly achieve the theoretical performance limit?
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