MRC Research Investigators
Dr. Greg Hilmas
Curators’ Professor of Ceramic Engineersing
Co-extrusion processing of engineered, ceramic and metal matrix composites; processing microstructure, mechanical property relationships in structural materials; ultra-high temperature ceramics; and ceramics; and measurement of thermo-mechanical properties of materials.
Dr. Jay Switzer
Curators’ AD Castleman/FCR Endowed Professor of Chemistry
Straumanis-James Hall RM 227
Electrochemical architecture of ceramic thin films; nano-modulated ceramic super lattices; eptaxial growth; optical and electrical properties of non-stoichiometric metal oxides.
Dr. David C. Van Aken
Curators’ Professor of Metallurgical Engineering
272 McNutt Hall
Physical metallurgy, experimental and theoretical aspects of phase transformation. Expertise in rapid solidification, thermal spray processing, calorimetry and mechanical behavior of metals.