Martensite!

It's hard to find people who share a certain familiarity with and fondness for a specific crystalline phase of a material. But one phase that has almost a cult following is martensite! Martensite is characterized by a martensitic transformation - a transformation that is diffusionless. In most phase transformations, the…

TEM fun

One of the newer machines within our capabilities is the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). Yesterday, Erica and Amir examined some samples for a collaborator with the TEM. Transmission electron microscopy requires an electron-transparent sample, and is capable of resolving individual atoms. Among the information that can be gained from the…

RAPID + TCT 2017

Members of the Chmielus Lab presented at the RAPID + TCT 2017 conference at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA on May 11, 2017. Dr. Markus Chmielus gave a talk detailing the additive manufacturing research being done at the University of Pittsburgh. Title: "Additive Manufacturing Research and Capabilities at the…

Erica Stevens Awarded NDSEG Fellowship

Erica Stevens, PhD student under Dr. Markus Chmielus was awarded a 2017 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) fellowship through the Department of Defense (DoD). An announcement released through the University of Pittsburgh can be found here: http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/News/2017/NDSEG-Fellowships-2017/. This is a 4-year fellowship including a total stipend of $153,000. Erica was…