ASM Cleveland January Meeting- Students Night

January 25th, 2016


Technical Chairman:

Prof. Mark De Guire


Case Western Reserve University


  • 5:45 Student Poster Session, Social & Networking
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • 7:30 Presentation

Speakers Title:    

Dr. Jennifer Carter, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, CWRU

Presentation Title:

Application of network models for the data-driven design of material properties


The fine-tuning of properties during the materials design process is essentially a multi-criteria, multi-dimensional, optimization, in which secondary aspects, such as the availability of alloy components, and the achievable microstructures are optimized for the desired performance. A new domain-guided network modeling approach that employs a statistical framework was applied to study correlations between experimental measures of performance and microstructure evolution in a composite aluminum alloy developed by Alcoa. This unique material has a diffuse gradient in composition through the plate thickness from a stronger, particle strengthened, aluminum alloy (7055) to a softer, strain-hardenable, aluminum alloy (5456). This diffuse gradient provides an opportunity of simultaneously study multiple material measures due to gradient in composition, grain size, and texture. This presentation will focus on the model development work from metrics of composition from energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (XEDS) and performance from hardness measurements.

Jennifer Carter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining the Faculty, she received her Ph.D. at The Ohio State University in 2012 and her M.S. and B.S. degrees at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on developing physical understanding of processing-structure-property relationships of crystalline and amorphous materials. Primary work is on the development and implementation of novel mesoscale material quantification methods for correlating unique local microstructural features with particular mechanical and environmental responses in a variety of material systems. The goal is to develop experimental and analytical techniques to directly guide, inform, and validate physics based computational models of material behavior. She currently has projects on data-analytics, nickel-based superalloys, composite aluminum alloys, additive manufacturing of metallic and polymeric systems, and degradation of polyvinyl siding materials.

List of Posters:

"Deformation Behavior of the Crystalline Phase of a Bulk Metallic Glass Matrix Composite," by Rachel Morrison and Jennifer Carter
"Degradation of LSM-Based SOFC Cathodes Under Accelerated Testing," by Naima Hilli, Hsiang-Jen Wang, Min-Jae Jung, Celeste Cooper, Ryan Zienert, Mark R. De Guire, Zhien Liu, and Arthur H. Heuer
"High Density Ni-based Metallic Glasses formed by Melt Spinning and Spark Plasma Sintering," by Henry J. Neilson and John J. Lewandowski.
"Effects of Test Environment and Sensitization on Fracture and Fatigue Behavior of Al 5xxx Series Alloys", by Mohsen Seifi, Kevin Macke, Henry Holroyd, and John Lewandowski.
"Fracture and Fatigue Crack Growth of Ti-6Al-4V made by Electron Beam Melting", Mohsen Seifi,  Matt Dahar, and John Lewandowski
"Combining Multiple Data Types for Lifetime and Degradation Science of PV Modules", Nick Wheeler, Davis Zabiyaka, Nikhil Goel, Justin Fada, Timothy Peshek, Laura Bruckman, Roger French
"Crystallization of Phosphoric Ni-base Alloys Fabricated by Electroless Plating", Xun Zhan, Xinyu Liu, Rohan Akolkar, and Frank Ernst
"Micro-characterization of surface-engineered superalloy IN718", Thangadurai Paramasivam, Zhen Li, Frank Ernst, A. H. Heuer
"Low-Temperature Nitridation of Martensitic Stainless Steel", Authors: Amirali Zangiabadi, Harold Kahn, Frank Ernst
Meeting Location:

Crowne Plaza Hotel

5300 Rockside Rd

Independence, OH 44131

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Special Information:  All sustaining members can reserve a table to display company literature etc. at no charge.  Call Warren Haws (216-382-8628) to reserve a table.