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Temporary Research Groups

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a rapidly maturing technology capable of producing highly complex parts directly from a computer file and raw material powders. Its disruptive potential lies in its ability to manufacture customised products with individualisation, complexity and weight reduction for free. The purpose of this group is to understand the impact of this manufacturing process on the micro- and nanostructures of the employed alloys as well as to develop metallic materials suitable for and exploiting the unique characteristics of AM. [more]
The goal of our group is to develop novel high-entropy alloys (HEAs) with exceptional mechanical, physical and chemical properties based on the understanding of their structure-properties relations. [more]
Our group aims to decipher the fundamental physics governing the partitioning and diffusion of solutes at crystal defects during plastic deformation under creep and fatigue conditions in aerospace materials, such as Ni-based superalloys or Ti-alloys, so as to guide the design of new alloys with enhanced properties. [more]
This group is concerned with the 3D mapping of hydrogen at near-atomic scale in metallic alloys with the aim to better understand hydrogen storage materials and hydrogen embrittlement. [more]
Engineering materials are subjected to various thermo-chemo-mechanical loads during production and in service. The aim of the "Integrated Computational Materials Engineering" research group is the development, implementation, and application of models that allow to investigate who the materials respond to these loads. To enable investigations at time and length scales relevant for engineering applications, the models are typically based on continuum approximations. [more]
From bearings, over rails, to tooth or hip implants – the number of examples where materials are exposed to mechanical contact loads is as countless as the number of materials used under such conditions. The materials science of mechanical contacts is versatile and challenging. The loads decay with distance from the surface and with that the amount of plastic deformation. They can generate short but significant local increments in temperature. [more]
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