Read more about our NSF Ceramics CAREER award in the most recent issue of the American Ceramics Society Ceramic Bulletin . Our CAREER award focuses on enhancing toughness in electroceramics through an intrinsic twinning mechanism.
In a recent publication, authors Gidong Sim (JHU) and Prof. Jessica Krogstad reported a novel metallic alloy that could be a game changer for next generation microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) based on its exceptional strength and thermal stability. The high density of nanotwins lead to unique interactions between dislocations and other strengthening mechanisms (grain boundary strengthening, solution strengthening, etc). For more about this research, you can find a number of press releases:
Ceramic Tech Today: “Stronger, more conductive alloy could replace silicon in MEMS”
Electronics 360 (IEEE): “Super-strength materials for the Internet of Things”
AZO Materials: “New metal alloy could be the solution to demands of futuristic technologies”
Science Daily: “Super-strong metal made for next tech frontier”
Materials Today: “New nickel alloy offers strong alternative to silicon in sensors”
Or download the original article:
Sim, G. D., Krogstad, J. A., Reddy, K. M., Xie, K. Y., Valentino, G. M., Weihs, T. P., & Hemker, K. J. (2017). Nanotwinned metal MEMS films with unprecedented strength and stability. Science Advances, 3(6), e1700685. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700685
Pralav was recently awarded a fellowship from FMC. The FMC fellowship provides 1 year of support for masters or doctoral students doing research related to the oil and gas industry. Congratulations, Pralav!
Congratulations to Nathan on successfully passing both his qualifying exams!