Development of Innovative Engineering Surfaces for Water Harvesting
Dr. Yao's project studies the physics that govern water harvesting on engineering surfaces. Specifically, the group investigated how nano/micro engineering surfaces affect condensing and collecting water. Innovative engineering surfaces were fabricated for water harvesting.
Effect of Residual Elements on the Mechanical Strength of Recycled Steels
Dr. Guduru's project is sponsored by Gerdau Long Steel involves a small-scale mechanical testing technique, shear punch test, built to study the mechanical properties of wire rod steels (produced by Gerdau Long Steel) as a function of their residual content while correlating with their tensile properties and microstructures.
High Temperature Tribological Performance of Ni Alloys under Helium Environment
Dr. Beheshti's project focuses on a comprehensive multiscale numerical modeling to investigate and compare the friction, surface damage (wear, fretting, fatigue and self-welding) and contact response of tribo-pairs in atmospheric condition and helium environment.