Materials and Manufacturing Computational Research (Dr. Ebrahim Asadi)
Phase transformations (e.g. melting and solidification) and microstructural evolutions (e.g. grain growth) in materials during different manufacturing processes (e.g. additive manufacturing) are interesting and complex phenomena that make the production of parts and structures possible and, at the same time, makes the manufacturing processes hard to control and optimize. At M2CRL in University of Memphis, we study these phase transformations and microstructural evolutions using computational models synchronized with experimental measurements in order to predict behavior of the manufactured material and to accelerate the development of novel materials and manufacturing processes. The ultimate goal of the research efforts in M2CRL is to develop a framework for design of materials and advanced manufacturing processes for specific biomedical devices/implants and for structures working at high temperature environments.