When 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Sep 18, 2020
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Quantitative and transferable computational models for predicting process-structure-property relations in materials

Professor Mohsen Asle Zaeem
Colorado School of Mines

Predicting and controlling the process-structure-property relations in materials play important roles in study and design of materials, as well as in manufacturing of engineering parts and structures. With the recent progress in supercomputing, computational modeling and simulations have become commanding modules in designing of new generation of high-performance materials in a faster pace. In this talk, different transferrable computational models integrating the density functional theory, molecular dynamics and phase-field approaches will be presented to quantitatively simulate the nano and microstructures, and determine the properties and deformation/failure mechanisms of different material systems. Examples will include: 1) multiscale simulations of nano/microstructures and mechanical properties of rapidly solidified alloys, 2) martensitic phase transformations in shape memory ceramics and elastocaloric alloys, and 3) crack propagation and fracture of multiphase and composite materials. The effects of processing defects on degrading or enhancing some specific properties of these materials will be also discussed.


Dr. Mohsen Asle Zaeem is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines since August 2018. Prior to joining Mines, he was the Roberta and G. Robert Couch Assistant Professor, and later promoted to associate professor in Materials Science & Engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology (Rolla). Dr. Asle Zaeem received his B.S. (2003) and M.S. (2006) in Mechanical Engineering from Shiraz University, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University (2010). He is currently serving as a member of the Research Advisory board of the
Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Asle Zaeem has published more than 85 peer-reviewed journal articles in prestigious journals, and he is currently serving as an editor of the Journal of Metals and a member of the editorial board of Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Reviews on Advanced Materials Science, and International Journal of Materials Engineering and Technology. Dr. Asle Zaeem is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and he is the recipient of the 2017 TMS-FEMS Young Leader International Scholar Award, 2016 Faculty Research Excellence Award of Missouri S&T, 2016 Certificate of Highly Cited Research in Computational Materials Science (Elsevier), 2015 TMS Young Leader Professional Development Award, and 2015 Junior Faculty Award from Mines and Metallurgy Academy. Dr. Asle Zaeem’s research is currently being supported by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, NASA, and Air Force Research Laboratory.