Professor Huseyin Sehitoglu
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.
Postdoctoral Research Associates
Luca is working on high temperature shape memory alloys.
Sertan Alkan is a graduate of Bogazici University. He is working on his PhD in the area of fatigue of nanograined alloys.
Piyas Bal Chowdhury
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.
George Li is working on carbon composite fatigue and shape memory alloys.
Pietro is a visiting student from Polytechnico di Milano Italy working on fatigue modeling.
Avinesh received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, and is working on modeling of twinning in bcc metals.
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.
Silvio is a visiting student from Polytechnico di Milano, Italy and is working on fatigue crack growth.
Emanuele is a visiting student from the University of Calabria working on shape memory alloys.
Yan Wu is working on fatigue of shape memory alloys.
Professor Yuri Chumlyakov
Dr. Emre Guler
Professor Temel Kotil
Professor Hans Maier
Dr. Guowu Ren
Professor Heung-sik Woo
Prof. Woo’s major interests are high temperature corrosion fatigue and mechanical behavior evaluation of shape memory alloys.