Fracture, Fatigue, and Failure of Materials

Experts in this area have direct knowledge of large-scale and small-scale materials and their reasons for mechanical failure. Their studies range from building collapse to consumer device breakdowns.

Researchers

Ronald G. Ballinger

Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

Energy; Fracture, Fatigue, and Failure of Materials; Structural Materials

Ming Dao

Principal Investigator & Director, Nanomechanics Lab; Principal Research Scientist, DMSE

Biomaterials; Computational Materials Science; Fracture, Fatigue, and Failure of Materials; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Nanotechnology; Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films

Thomas W. Eagar

Professor of Materials Engineering and Engineering Systems

Materials Systems and Analysis; Fracture, Fatigue, and Failure of Materials; Metallurgy; Structural Materials

William Gilstrap

Technical Instructor; Lab Manager, Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology

Ceramics; Corrosion and Environmental Effects; Manufacturing; Materials Processing; Fracture, Fatigue, and Failure of Materials; Material Culture; Materials Chemistry; Structural Materials; Composites

Brian Hohmann

Lecturer

Ceramics; Energy; Corrosion and Environmental Effects; Manufacturing; Materials Processing; Materials Systems and Analysis; Fracture, Fatigue, and Failure of Materials; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Structural Materials; Thermodynamics

Ju Li

Battelle Energy Alliance Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Ceramics; Computational Materials Science; Condensed Matter Physics; Electrochemistry; Electronic Materials; Energy Storage; Environment; Corrosion and Environmental Effects; Manufacturing; Materials Processing; Fracture, Fatigue, and Failure of Materials; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Nanotechnology; Nanomechanics; Phase Transformations; Semiconductors; Structural Materials; Composites; Thermodynamics; Transport Phenomena

News

Healing Deeper Flaws in Metal

Surface scratches are one thing, but what if materials could heal deeper flaws too? Research into self-healing metals, a completely different material, is also yielding promising results at an early stage. The idea is to create metals that can better cope with the repeated pressures of daily use…