This article “An Expanded Martensite Variant Selection Theory Accounting for Transformation Rotations and Applies Stress Fields: Predictions of Variant Clusters in Titanium.” This article documents research that Zach performed at the Air Force Research Laboratory summer 2019, under the guidance of his Air Force research mentors Drs. Adam Pilchak and Eric Payton, as well as his Ph.D. advisor Prof. Stebner. Full Story.
Prof. Stebner was honored for his outstanding research accomplishments and leadership. This award provides Stebner with $20,000/yr discretionary funding from 2021 – 2023 and $12,000/yr in 2024-2025 to support the growth of his research programs.
Peter Caltagirone successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis in Mechanical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines entitled “Improvements of fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite bonds: thick joint failure model, shape memory alloy reinforcements, and in-situ characterizations.”
Nathan Johnson successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis in Materials Science at the Colorado School of Mines entitled “In situ high energy X-ray diffraction characterization of phase transformations and mechanical behaviors in rapidly solidified titanium and stainless steel alloys.
John “Charlie” Fuller successfully defended his Master’s thesis in Mechanical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines entitled “The development of laser powder bed fusion and heat treatment parmaeters for additively manufactured Ni51.5Ti48.5 shape memory alloys.”
Associate Professor Aaron Stebner joined the faculty of the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Read more in this Q&A
Tom Gallmeyer successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis in Materials Science at the Colorado School of Mines entitled “The effects of heat treatment on structure-property relationships of additively manufactured Inconel 718.”
David Grimmer successfully defended his Master’s thesis in Mechanical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines entitled “A general distance function for quantifying and comparing material anisotropies demonstrated through calculations of elastic and magnetic anisotropies of crystalline materials.”
Congratulations to Dr. Sean Mills (pictured at left, center), recent Beam Team PhD graduate, for winning first place in the “Fatigue in Materials” poster session at TMS 2020 for his poster “Deformation Mechanisms of Nickel-Titanium-Hafnium Alloys Subjected to Rolling Contact Fatigue Experiments.”
Beam Team member Jinesh Dahal successfully defended his thesis in January 2020: “In situ diffraction investigations of mechanisms that lead to path dependent mechanical behaviours of nickel-titanium shape memory alloys“