Laboratory for Emerging Materials and Corrosion

1. Lab Description and Capabilities

  • Synthesis of advanced metallic materials with excellent corrosion resistance and mechanical properties
  • Investigate the influence of processing, composition, and structure on the properties
  • Development of metallic and ceramic coatings
  • Investigate environmental degradation of materials

2. Deliverables

  • Developing life prediction programs for key engineering components
  • New techniques for testing reliability of commercial alloys
  • Novel ultra-strong, lightweight, and corrosion resistant materials for auto, marine, and aerospace
  • Processing technologies to improve the properties of commercial alloys
  • Understanding structure/processing/property relationships
  • Heat treatment of materials
  • Study corrosion performance
  • Metastable/nanostructured materials via high‐energy ball milling

3. Major Equipment and Specific Minor Equipment

  • Multichannel potentiostat (Biologic VMP‐300)
  • Optical microscope
  • Muffle furnace (Carbolite, Operating temperature 1400 °C, various heating cycles)
  • Split tube furnace (Carbolite, Operating temperature 1400 °C excellent temperature and atmosphere control)
  • Bench top oven (Carbolite, excellent temperature control, 300 C)
  • Planetary ball mill (Fritsch P‐4)
  • Glove box
  • Automatic 40‐ton hydraulic press