. . . in the areas of eutectic transformations and abnormal grain growth. Please reach out to Prof. Shahani if you are interested in joining us! Send to him your CV. Only students admitted to MSE or a related field (e.g., ChemE, MechE, Appl. Phys.) at the University of Michigan can apply.
Profs. Ashwin Shahani (PI) and Sharon Glotzer (co-PI) have received a $550K grant from the Department of Energy to develop a highly coordinated and collaborative program aimed at understanding the growth of quasicrystals from a liquid. To do so, the team will bridge emergent research in structural characterization (e.g., in situ X-ray and electron based imaging) and molecular simulations. Because short-range icosahedral order is ubiquitous in nature, the project is expect to have immediate and profound impact on the field of synthesis and processing science. The team is thrilled to begin work on this three-year project!
Profs. Alec Thomas (PI), Ashwin Shahani (co-PI), and six other faculty members have received a $250K grant from the University of Michigan to construct a high-repetition-rate X-ray beamline for transformative manufacturing applications, including real-time monitoring of additive manufacturing processes. The beamline will leverage an NSF-funded upgrade to UM's HERCULES laser.