Director

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Professor Huseyin Sehitoglu
huseyin@illinois.edu
Prof. Huseyin Sehitoglu received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from The City University, London in 1979 (First Class Honors) and went on to receive his M.S. in 1981 and his Ph.D in 1983 in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He served as Director of Mechanics and Materials for the National Science Foundation from 1991-1993. He became a full professor for UIUC in 1992, and served as Associate Head of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department from 1996-1998 and Head of the newly formed Mechanical Science and Engineering Department during 2004-2009. He  heads the Fracture Control Program at the University of Illinois and is currently involved with NSF, Air Force, DOE, Rolls Royce and Honeywell funded research.  His major areas of focus are Mechanics of Materials, Thermo-mechanical Behavior of Metals, Phase Transformations and Shape Memory, and Twinning and Slip in Metallic Materials. For an extended biography, click here.

Postdoctoral Research Associates

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Graduate Students

Wael Abuzaid
abuzaid1@uiuc.edu
Wael Abuzaid received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Birzeit University, Palestine in 2004 and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University in 2006.  After graduation, Wael worked for Cameron Compression, Buffalo NY for about 2 years.  Wael resumed his education at UIUC in 2008.  He is currently working as a graduate research assistant under Professor Huseyin Sehitoglu and Professor John Lambros from the Aerospace Engineering Department.    Wael is currently studying the thermomechanical fatigue behavior of a nickel-based superalloy using digital image correlation. His PhD research is funded by the Midwest Structural Science Center with the Air Force Research Laboratory.



Garrett Pataky
pataky2@illinois.edu
Garrett Pataky received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida with summa cum laude highest honors in 2009.  He began working on his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at UIUC in Fall 2009 as a graduate assistant under the guidance of Prof. Huseyin Sehitoglu.  Garrett's current work focuses on fatigue crack growth of single crystals and fatigue-creep in superalloys using digital image correlation.  His research is funded by the Department of Energy.

Piyas Bal Chowdhury
chowdhu2@illinois.edu
Piyas Bal Chowdhury received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology in 2008 with First Class Honors (Magna Cum Laude). He joined the Master's program in Mechanical Engineering at UIUC in fall 2009.  He is currently working as a graduate research assistant with Professor Huseyin Sehitoglu.  He is carrying out research on the atomistic modeling of fatigue crack growth  in crystalline nanograined Nickel-Cobalt alloys, by using LAMMPS Molecular Dynamics simulations and lab experiments. His research is sponsored by Honeywell International, Inc.

 


Jifeng Wang

Jifeng Wang is a graduate of Behang Univresity and Michigna State. He is working on his PhD in the area of shape memory modeling

 

Sertan Alkan

Sertan Alkan is a graduate of Bogazici University. He is working on his PhD in the area of fatigue of nanograined alloys.

 

Luca Patriarca

Professor Sehitoglu is the co-advisor of Luca (PhD candidate, Poly. de  Milano) who is working on on experiments in FeCr alloys.

 

Avinesh Ohja

Avinesh received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, and is working on modeling of twinning in bcc metals.

 

Emanuele Sgambitterra

Emanuele is a visiting Student from University of Calabria working on shape memory alloys.

 

Silvio Rabbolini

Silvio is a visiting Student Polytechnico di Milano Italy working on fatigue crack growth.

Piyas Bal Chowdhury received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology in 2008 with First Class Honors (Magna Cum Laude). He joined the Master's program in Mechanical Engineering at UIUC in fall 2009.  He is currently working as a graduate research assistant with Professor Huseyin Sehitoglu.  He is carrying out research on the atomistic modeling of fatigue crack growth  in crystalline nanograined Nickel-Cobalt alloys, by using LAMMPS Molecular Dynamics simulations and lab experiments. His research is sponsored by Honeywell International, Inc.

Visiting Faculty/Collaborators


Savas Dilibal
dilibal@illinois.edu 

http://www.nickel-titanium.com/
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chum@phys.tsu.ru
Siberian Physical-Technical Institute
Revolution Sq. 1, Tomsk 634050
Russia
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 Prof. Temel Kotil

CEO, Turkish Airlines

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maier@lwk.uni-paderborn.de
website
University Paderborn
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffkunde
Pohlweg 47-49, 33098
Germany
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Professor Heung-sik Woo
woohs@mail.dongguk.ac.kr

Prof. Woo's major interests are high temperature corrosion fatigue and mechanical behavior evaluation of Shape Memory Alloys.
Safety Engineering Department, Dongguk University
Sukjang-dong Kyongju Kyongbuk, South Korea
 

 

Dr. Emre Guler