Microstructural Tailoring of Advanced Materials
The Microstructural Tailoring of Advanced Materials research group at the Mechanical Engineering Department,York University (Toronto-Canada), is focused on the use of advanced manufacturing processes (e.g metal additive manufacturing-Laser Powder Bed Fusion techniques coupled with in-situ process monitoring), high strain rate/ballistic testing techniques (e.g. Direct Impact Hopkinson pressure bars coupled with infra-red thermal and 2D/3D DIC system), and advanced electron microscopy/micro-analysis techniques (e.g. transmission electron microscopy) to study the effect of alloy combinations/compositions, processing routes/parameters, and post-processing treatment (e.g. heat treatment) on the microstructural evolution and dynamic/shock-loading deformation and damage response of materials. The outcome of the research is to develop advanced materials such as complex concentrated alloys/high entropy alloys for applications that subjects the materials to extreme mechanical loading and harsh environments. In addition, the research group focuses on the development of tissue-simulant biomaterials with the goal of tailoring these advanced biomaterials for biomedical and bio-mechanics applications.