News: Christopher A. Schuh

What happens when materials take tiny hits

When tiny particles strike a metal surface at high speed — for example, as coatings being sprayed or as micrometeorites pummeling a space station — the moment of impact happens so fast that the details of process haven’t been clearly understood, until now. A team of researchers at MIT has…  

How to get sprayed metal coatings to stick

When bonding two pieces of metal, either the metals must melt a bit where they meet or some molten metal must be introduced between the pieces. A solid bond then forms when the metal solidifies again. But researchers at MIT have found that in some situations, melting can actually inhibit metal…  

Green Labs contest: A certified success

The Schuh Lab received an honorable mention for its participation in the Green Labs contest. This contest challenged MIT labs to find and maintain solutions to reduce waste and hazardous materials and to conserve water and energy. "The Schuh Lab in the Department of Materials Science and…  

Research and Education Initiatives, 2015-16

Here's a quick video update on research and education initiatives from DMSE. Professor Chiang offers his perspective on energy research, Professor Gibson describes DMSE's online educational offerings, Professor Fitzgerald explains DMSE's international collaboration with universities in…  

Stable nanocrystalline metals

Engineers achieve longstanding goal of stable nano crystalline metals Professor Chris Schuh, Tongjai Chookajorn, and Heather Murdoch (both DMSE grad students) have developed a method that could produce materials with exceptional strength and other properties. See the…  

James Clerk Maxwell Prize

Srikanth Patala, Ph.D. 2011, received the James Clerk Maxwell Young Writers Prize for “The Topology of Homophase Misorientation Spaces,” published in Philosophical Magazine and co-authored by Prof. Chris Schuh. Dr. Patala was…  

Prof. Chris Schuh named MacVicar Fellow

We're proud to announce that Prof. Chris Schuh is one of the 2011 MacVicar Fellows. The MacVicar Fellowship is one of MIT's highest honors and recognizes Margaret MacVicar, 1964, ScD 1967, MIT's first dean for undergraduate education and founder of UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities…