High Temperature Materials and Manufacturing

Heating links the aerothermal environment and propulsion to materials. Purdue brings tremendous capabilities in advanced materials, manufacturing processes and cooling technologies with researchers whose efforts have long been multidisciplinary. Our strengths include ultra high temperature robust ceramic composite component manufacturing via shape- and size-preserving reaction processing of low-cost preforms and additive manufacturing of ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTCs). It also includes passive surface cooling approaches via high-emissivity coatings, high-temperature windows development,  in-flow environmental tests under realistic operating conditions, and particle impact tests and material life-cycle modeling. The work also entails oxidation-resistant alloys for structural materials, thermal management systems, and materials discovery and design guided by machine learning.

Mukerrem Cakmak, Reilly Professor of Materials and Mechanical Engineering

Byron Pipes, John L. Bray Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Materials Engineering

Kenneth Sandhage, Reilly Professor of Materials Engineering

Michael Sangid, Elmer F. Bruhn Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Professor of Materials Engineering

Michael Titus, Assistant Professor of Materials Engineering

Vikas Tomar, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Rodney Trice, Professor of Materials Engineering

Jeffrey Youngblood, Professor of Materials Engineering

Justin Weibel, Research Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering