Our research vision
Located at the University of Toledo in Ohio, our laboratory is dedicated to advancing research in the realm of additive manufacturing, with a specific focus on shape memory alloys, particularly NiTi and NiTiHf alloys. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, our research encompasses alloy design, and we have the capability to fabricate components using advanced techniques such as Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF), Binder Jetting (BJ) and Direct Energy Deposition (DED). To gain a comprehensive insight into the mechanical behavior of these materials, our facility is well-equipped for a range of material and mechanical characterization tests and simulation software. We aim to study the Process-Microstructure-Performance relationships of the studied materials. A comprehensive list of our team's publications is available on our Google Scholar page. Follow us on LinkedIn for updates.
Our academic vision
Our lab is not just about research; it is also a place for students to actively learn. We provide hands-on experience for both undergraduates and graduates. Undergrads get involved in practical research on additive manufacturing and shape memory alloys, gaining valuable insights. For graduate students, our lab offers a platform for deep exploration, encouraging them to contribute to ongoing projects and build expertise in this field along the academic journey at the Mechanical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering Department. Finally, we take pride in the fact that, since 2006, over 100 students have chosen to pursue this path in our lab.