MEMS Senior Design Symposium

On December 5th, 2019, two senior design groups that worked with the Chmielus Lab presented their work at the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Senior Design Symposium. The magnetocaloric testing stand group was chosen as one of the 8 teams to give an oral presentation at the symposium, and the sintering process control group presented […]

MDS-Rely Planning Meeting

MDS-Rely is a proposed Center to leverage the data and materials science knowledge of Case Western Reserve University and the University of Pittsburgh to benefit the companies that are a part of the Center. More information can be found at A planning meeting was held September 11-12 at Case Western in Cleveland, OH. The […]

Microscopy & Microanalysis (M&M) 2018

At M&M 2018 in Baltimore, Erica Stevens was elected to the role of President-Elect in the Microscopy Society of America Student Council (MSA StC). While at the conference, Erica also presented two posters: Direct Laser Deposition and Homogenization of Ni-Co-Mn-Sn Magnetocaloric Material Using Micro-Computed Tomography to Investigate Powder Distribution Trends Within 3D Binder-Jet Printed SS420 […]

MS&T17 in Pittsburgh!

The Materials Science and Technology Conference for 2017 was held in Pittsburgh during October 8-12. From the Chmielus group, we had: Dr. Markus Chmielus gave an invited talk in the Additive Manufacturing of Functional Materials symposium, and also co-chaired the same symposium. Jakub Toman gave a talk on epitaxial growth of Ni-Mn-Ga. Amir Mostafaei gave […]

MS&T in Pittsburgh – preview

Who’s coming to Pittsburgh for MS&T 2017???   We are so excited to be in the host city for the Materials Science and Technology 2017 conference – one of the largest materials science conferences.     Our group will have three talks and a poster… come see us!


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 atoms move around within the […]

RAPID + TCT 2017

Members of the Chmielus Lab┬ápresented at┬áthe 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 University of Pittsburgh” Amir Mostafaei […]