Congratulation former students: Mehul Bhatia and Ilaksh Adlakha: Mehul joined WPI as an Assistant Teaching Professor and Ilaksh as an Assistant Professor in IIT-Madras

Congratulation students: Chaitanya, Scott and Mansa for the TMS student best paper award (2017)

MultiPhysics Lab recieves a grant from NSF on fatigue of nanocrystalline materials (Apr 2017)

Mansa receive the outstanding graduate research (Materials Science & Engineering) award for her dissertation (Apr 2017)

Our paper on creep of nanocrystalline Cu-Ta is published in Nature (Sep 2016)

Welcome to the MultiPhysics Lab @ ASU

The Multiphysics Lab in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy (SEMTE) at ASU is directed by Prof. Solanki where our group uses multiscale modeling and experiments to develop structure-property relationships across multiple length and time scales for materials by design.

Current Research Projects

1. Mechanical behavior of nanocrystalline alloys – A combined experimental and modeling approach

2. Hydrogen embrittlement in α-Iron

3. Enhancement of Plasticity in Particulate-Route Ultrafine-Grained HCP Alloys: A Theoretical and Experimental

4. Fatigue Crack Growth Mechanisms in Microstructurally-Stable Nanocrystalline Alloys

5. The Impact of Grain Boundaries and Dislocation Substructures on Functional Properties of Nb for SRF Cavities: Characterization and Modeling of Thermal and Plastic Properties


Research Highlights
High Strain Rate Test with DIC NanoScale Hydrogen Diffusion Dislocation Motion
Aberration corrected TEM with precession diffraction to obtain grain size and crystallography
Segregation energy map: GB engineering - Hydrogen embrittlement case
The GB systems with the dark blue band represent a higher preference to segregate than the systems with the red band, whereas the red and the blue bands represent the extremities of the color bar.
Quantifying structure-property relationships of a resistant spot welded aluminum 6061-T6 joint
Other Collaborative Research Groups
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