His research interest is focused on the study of processing, microstructure, and properties of a wide range of metallic alloys used at high temperatures in automotive, industrial, and nuclear applications. He’s active in the study of materials, such as cast irons, stainless steels, and Ni-based alloys used in various applications, including gasoline and diesel engines and exhaust systems, industrial and chemical processing equipment, and high temperature heat exchangers in nuclear reactors. He also has research experience in electronic materials, MEMS devices, and sensors with hands-on experience in failure analysis of microelectronic devices and packages. He has more than 11 issued patents, four R&D 100 awards in collaboration with various industrial partners, and one award for excellence in technology transfer, South East Region Federal Laboratory Consortium.
He is the leader of the Scattering and Thermophysics Group as well as a senior research staff member in the Materials Science and Technology Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He graduated with a bachelor’s in ceramic engineering from Alfred University, and master’s and doctorate in ceramic science from Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include residual stresses, X-ray and neutron diffraction, and mechanical properties of materials.
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