Laboratory Capabilities

Research in the Alloy Design and Development Lab focuses on the design of novel materials’ behavior by coupling advanced processing methods with tailored properties for innovative performance in engineering systems.

The design strategies include high-throughput experiments for data analytics and low-throughput studies for physical mechanisms.  Design methods fall into three primary areas for applications in structural, functional, energy, and nuclear applications:

-Mechanical Design: lightweighting, topological optimization, heat exchangers
-Alloy Design: high entropy alloys, bulk metallic glasses, extreme environments
-Microstructural Design: radiation resistance, hydrogen embrittlement, rapid solidification

For equipment service rates and inquiries for collaborative projects, please contact lab manager Behzad “Buzz” Rankouhi at