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Expert Details

Materials Processing and Manufacturing

ID: 712959 Ohio, USA

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Recent work in Expert's group has shown that high velocity sheet metal forming can dramatically improve material formability (the amount of stretch available without tearing) and wrinkling can be greatly suppressed. Electromagnetic forming is a very convenient way of flexibly producing very high velocity deformation. Presently his group is working with automotive, aluminum and aerospace companies and the National Science Foundation to develop this process.

While studying as an undergraduate, Michael Breslin made the surprising discovery that if dense silica is immersed in liquid aluminum at a temperature around 1100 C the stable oxide, alumina, will form in a porous morphology and aluminum will fill the pores. This reaction takes place replicating the shape of the silica precursor. With Hamish Fraser, Expert has studied the kinetics, structure (right) and mechanical properties of these composites. Presently, the development of these and similar composites based on this flexible reaction scheme is being handled by a new venture.

Expert has teaching and research experience in mechanical metallurgy. He has taught undergraduate and graduate classes in material deformation, fracture, stress analysis, and high-temperature deformation or creep. He performs sponsored research on a range of topics related to the development of new materials, novel approaches to forming materials, and lifetime prediction methods. Research is currently sponsored by a number of agencies such as ARPA, NSF, ARO, and NASA.

Expert has published several papers in the area of creep. He has also taught graduate level courses, presented an international seminar, and is currently writing a book on this topic.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: PhD Subject: Institution: Materials Science & Engineering - Stanford University
Year: 1985 Degree: MS Subject: Institution: Materials Science & Engineering - Stanford University
Year: 1983 Degree: BS Subject: Institution: Materials Science & Engineering - Northwestern University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department:
Expert has been on the Faculty since 1988 when he completed his formal education at
Northwestern University (B.S.) and Stanford
University (M.S. and Ph.D.). He maintains wide
interests in problems related to mechanical
behavior, plasticity and mechanical processing in
manufacturing. His research is in areas where fundamental principles can be applied in new
ways to solve practical problems.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1992 to 1994 Employer: Ohio State University Title: Associate Professor Department:
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1988 to 1992 Employer: Ohio State University Title: Assistant Professor Department:
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1983 to 1987 Employer: Stanford University Title: Research Assistant Department:
Available upon request.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a member of TMS, ASM International, the American Ceramic Society, and the Materials Research Society
Awards / Recognition
National Science Foundation Young Investigator,
Robert Lansing Hardy Gold Medal of TMS recipient,
Grossman Young Author Award of ASM,
Mars G. Fontana Professor of Metallurgical Engineering
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has over 35 publications in the areas of Thermal Cycling and Strain Mismatch Effects in Composites, High Velocity Forming, Co-Continuous Ceramic Composites, and Creep.
He also has 5 patents

Fields of Expertise

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