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Lightweight Materials and Manufacturing Research Laboratory Research

Advanced lightweight materials (Al, Mg, Ti alloys, high entropy alloys, bio-metals, super-wood, and nanocomposites)

Alloy design and development using computational thermodynamics, kinetics and the CALPHAD (CALculation of PHAse Diagrams) approach coupled with critical experimental validation.


Innovative manufacturing processes (casting, forming, additive manufacturing, and multi-material manufacturing)

Process development, process simulation and multi-scale microstructure modeling for advanced manufacturing processes including multi-materials.


Lightweight design and integrated computational materials engineering (ICME)

Lightweight structure designs and multi-material solutions using integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) tools.

Category: Research