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Strength of Particle Bonds

MIE Assistant Professor Andrew Gouldstone and Professors Teiicho Ando & Sinan Muftu were awarded a $400K NSF grant to determine how the bonding of particles is affected by ultrasonic vibrations.

View the award abstract here.

Professor Gouldstone received both his B.S. and Ph.D. from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) at MIT, in 1996 and 2001, respectively. The topic of his dissertation was mechanical behavior of small volume structures, for thin film and patterned line applications. He also worked in nanoindentation experiments, and experimental atomic simulations using bubble rafts. His current interests include Mechanics of Heterogeneous Systems, Industrially Relevant Fundamental Mechanics of Thermal Sprayed Coatings, Respiratory (Lung) Mechanics and of course, Indentation Across Size Scales and Disciplines, the topic of his 2005 NSF CAREER Award. He is also developing programs in mechanics and detection of child abuse, and educational outreach such as Bringing Education and Lifelong Learning to Adults (BELLA).

Sinan Müftü received BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, in 1987 and 1989, respectively, and PhD degree in mechanical engineering from University of Rochester in 1994. He is a 1982 graduate of the Ankara Fen Lisesi. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Penn State, and research scientists at the Haystack Observatory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked on VLBI tape drives. Dr. Müftü received the Outstanding Teaching Award in the College of Engineering at Northeastern University in 2003, the Pi Tau Sigma, Outstanding Faculty Member in Mechanical Engineering Department, in 2007, and he was elected a Fellow of the ASME in 2007.

Professor Teiichio Ando received both his PhD and MS in Metallurty from the Colorado School of Mines in 1982 and 1979, respectively. He received his BS in Metallurgy from Kyoto University in 1971. His research interests include rapid solidification processing, non-equilibrium processing, powder metallurgy, processing-structure-property relationship in materials, materials processing for advanced manufacturing, and ultrasonic processing of materials.

Related Faculty: Andrew Gouldstone, Teiichi Ando, Sinan Muftu

Related Departments:Mechanical & Industrial Engineering