The Advanced Materials Design Group
We discover mechanisms of damage in structural materials and pioneer pathways to improve their durability and performance.
We seek deeper understanding of material damage through advanced materials characterization techniques. We also develop unique processing approaches that can overcome critical barriers for advanced structural materials.
Our work has applications for tomorrow's structural materials for aerospace, automotive, biomedical, defense, energy, and manufacturing systems.
Mar. 2022: Kendall Yetter was selected as the champion in the University of Siegen Science Slam and won a two-week research visit in Siegen in summer 2022, as part of University of Siegen's Pop-Up at Tulsa. Congrats, Kendall!
Aug. 2021: Malia Aurigemma and her "Battery Smarts" project—which builds upon the foundation from Evan Isbell's work—were featured by The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences.
Apr. 2021: Victoria Tucker defended her M.S. thesis, Interlaboratory Round Robin Study of Errors and Best Practices for Scanning Electron Microscope Digital Image Correlation. Congrats, Victoria!
Apr. 2021: We are honored to be selected as one of the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research FY20 Awards to pursue our work on A New Surface Engineering Approach for Fatigue‐Resistant AM Microlattices.
Mar. 2021: Evan Isbell was one of 21 students selected from around Oklahoma to present at the 26th annual Research Day at the Capitol. Evan presented his work on Assessing Public Knowledge and Habits of Battery Charging. Congrats, Evan!
Mar. 2021: We are honored to be selected for the 2021 SMST Founders' Grant to pursue our work on Zooming in on Inclusions and Their Role in the Fatigue of NiTi Devices.
Nov. 2020: We are honored to be selected as one of the 2020 Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grant selections to pursue our work on Seeing Cracks Clearly.