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 Expert  712959

Expert in Materials Processing and Manufacturing

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Ohio (OH)
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Summary of Expertise:

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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.






ceramic composite


metal matrix composite


mechanical metallurgy


ceramic creep


metal creep

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Columbus, Ohio;  Cincinnati, Ohio;  Dayton, Ohio;  Springfield, Ohio;  Hamilton, Ohio;  and Middletown, Ohio.

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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1994 to


(Undisclosed University)




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.

1992 to 1994


(Undisclosed University)


Associate Professor


1988 to 1992


Expert's University


Assistant Professor


1983 to 1987


Stanford University


Research Assistant


Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of TMS, ASM International, the American Ceramic Society, and the Materials Research Society


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

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Comprehensive Composite Materials  
 - Journal of Materials Processing Technology  
 - Wear  
 - Acta Materialia  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Technical expert services for specialized sintered stainless steel materials.
  • Expert in production processing equipment wear.
  • Expert in New robotic arm component design of large hydraulic arm.
  • Expert in isostatic molding of ceramic for consulting on industrial ceramic alumina 99.5%.
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