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.
Prof. Shahani and Dr. Senabulya (pictured at left) attended the Ninth Conference on Aperiodic Crystals held in Ames, IA, USA this past July 2018. They each presented recent results on behalf of the group on the growth dynamics of quasicrystalline solid phases from a liquid. In recognition of his presentation, Prof. Shahani won the Young Investigator Award. The team looks forward to the next opportunity to participate (in three years) and to meet other scientists working in this exciting field!
Doctoral student Saman Moniri presented his research on "Non-classical mechanisms of eutectic solidification" to his dissertation committee this past Monday, May 21. Congratulations to Saman for successfully completing this first milestone to his PhD!