Current Research Interests include: Novel approaches to Combustion Synthesis Processing, Powder-based micro- and nano-fabrication. Spark Plasma Sintering and Spark Plasma Extrusion of advanced materials, Processing of titanium titanium-titanium boride Dual Matrix Composites, Dispersion of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) in metallic matrices and their Consolidation.
Examples of current research Projects
Effects of electric current on alumimum melting and infiltration of carbon nanotubes
Control of Ni+Ti reaction through electric activation to produce molten NiTi phase which is simultaneously spin formed
Studying the rheological properties of Ni + Ti powder suspensiion for micro-scale slip casting followed by combustion synthesis.
Effects of mechanical/electric activation on ignition and microstructure development
Effect of electric current and heat treatment on diffuion in elemental micro-scale foils.
Production of titanium hybrid electrodes with improved sensing capabilities.
Recent Materials researched
- Titanium nickelide(TiNi)
- Aluminum and aluminum carbon nanotube composites
- Titanium aluminides
- Titanium and titanium composites
- Nickel and nickel aluminides