Advanced Metal-Ceramic Structures

This research program focuses on studying the structure-property-processing relationship of composite structures constructed through additive manufacturing. Currently efforts have concentrated on creating lightweight ceramic templates (based on Al2O3, SiC, TiC, SiO2, etc) through a binder jet printing technology in order to develop metal ceramic foams, multilayered systems and 3-D structures. This work is a result of a close collaboration with Fireline TCON, Inc. (FTi). Future trends will concentrate on the development of adaptive structures based shape memory composites using additive manufacturing for smart-morphing applications.