Solidification, thermo-mechanical processing, mechanical behavior, corrosion and microstructural characterization of Ni-base superalloys and other high performance structural materials systems.
Analytical and computational solutions of partial differential equations.
Physical metallurgy of metals and advanced engineering materials, including structure, composition, mechanical properties and processing.
Understanding the fundamental limitations controlling various material properties and incorporating engineering solutions to overcome these deficiencies.
Development, validation and implementation of numerical models to simulate and predict microstructural transformations during processing and deformation.
2004 Rolls-Royce Mark Shipton Patent Award for the development of innovative materials technology
2006 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Cook/Ablett Award
2007 American Society of Materials Marcus A Grossmann Award