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  • Connect academia, industry, and government

  • Understand industrially relevant processing-microstructure-property-performance relationships using state-of-the-art experimentation and modeling and close the gap between materials innovation and manufacturability

  • Train students in the area of Metal Casting, Metal Forming and Tribology


  • Develop structure-property-processing relationships in metals, ceramics, intermetallics, composites; material deformation and fabrication processes 

  • Use of experimental and modeling methods to examine the effect of material processing history and microstructure on mechanical properties and performance    

  • Large scale material processing methods to assess the manufacturability

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