Dr. Markus Chmielus is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department since September 2013 with a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and the Helmholtz Center for Materials and Energy, Germany, a postdoc at Cornell University 2010-13 and M.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering (University of Stuttgart, Germany) and Materials Science & Engineering (Boise State University).
Dr. Chmielus’s Advanced Manufacturing and Magnetic Materials Laboratory (AM³) performs research on functional and structural metals on the influence of production and processing parameters on the properties and microstructure. The lab is focused on (1) additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, of metals, and here especially binder jet printing and the influence on post processing on microstructural evolution and properties. The 2nd research area is fundamental research, manufacturing, and applications of functional, magnetic materials like Ni-Mn-Ga magnetic shape-memory alloys and magnetocaloric materials, especially the aspect of using additive manufacturing as new avenue to produce these materials. A main interest here is again the understanding of microstructural evolution during during printing and post-processing and how different AM methods and processing affect the functional properties of functional magnetic materials. The 3rd area of interest is metal thin film deposition in ultra-high purity conditions and the influence on impurities and deposition parameters on microstructure, phase formation and transformation of pure metals and functional magnetic materials. The overarching umbrella of all research activities is quantitative characterization of microstructure, defects, mechanical, electrical, magnetic and thermal properties on different length scales using local, national and international facilities including synchrotron and neutron diffraction and collaborations.