Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Microstructural evolution of materials under mechanical stress"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2014 - DURI
Research area(s):
Nano/Micro systems
Project Description:
Soft materials mainly used for pharmaceuticals will be nano-indented. The information collected will be in terms of mechanical properties. This type of information is important for understanding the behavior of material upon stress such as mechanical.
Expected Student Contributions:
The data collected will be incorporated for write-up for both manuscript or funding. The student will use crystals for conducting nanoindentation. The mechanical information such as stress-displacement curves, Young Modulus, tensile strength, etc. will be collected.
Related Website(s):
None
Desired Qualifications:
GPA > 3.3. Some qualifications, crystallography, knowledge of unit cells, etc. courses taken in Mat. Sci. related to these topics. Also, some knowledge in fracture of materials, chemistry. All desirable.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
9
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Carvajal, Teresa
Deptartment/College:
agricultural and biological engineering

Student Supervisor

Name:
Teresa Carvajal/David Bahr
Title:
Faculty ABE/MSE

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
David Bahr
Deptartment/College:
Material Sciences/Engineering
Name:
Rodolfo Pinal
Deptartment/College:
Ind. Pharmacy/Pharmacy