2018 - Present
Research emphasis in in-situ X-ray diffraction of directional solidifying alloys.
2015 - 2018
Research emphasis in x-ray beam based materials characterization with a focus on structural analysis. Characterization methods include HRXRD, 2D-XRD, and transmission based single crystal diffraction of Powders, Thin-films, and Bulk materials.
University of Pittsburgh
2010 - 2015
Research emphasis in electron beam based materials characterization with a focus on in-situ processing and characterizations of rapidly solidified metals and alloys utilizing the newly developed Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope. Research focused on capturing the dynamics of pulsed laser induced melting and crystal growth during rapid solidification of AL and Al-Cu alloys with unprecedented spatio-temporal resolution. This research was funded by NSF and DOE
Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen
2005 - 2009
Research emphasis in development of low cost high performance CFRC Materials as carrier plates for solar cells. Work included laminate processing, heat treatment, preparing and characterization of microscopy samples and, mechanical testing according to ASM and DIM