SUBJECT: Ph.D. Proposal Presentation
BY: Peter Griffiths
TIME: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
PLACE: MARC Building, 431
TITLE: Material Informatics Workflow for Property-Structural-Property Linkages of Particle Composite Thin Films
COMMITTEE: Dr. Tequila Harris, Chair (ME)
Dr. Cyrus Aidun (ME)
Dr. Surya Kaladindi (ME)
Dr. Hamid Garmestani (MSE)
Dr. Isabel Escobar (UK CME)


Particle composite thin films (PCTFs) have applications in a diverse range of fields from water filtration to advanced energy storage to medical devices. Many mature coating technologies such slot-die casting offer a simple, yet effective method of continuously manufacturing PCTFs with a high level of thickness control. However, changes in processing parameters can lead to morphological and property changes in the cast thin film. In this work a Material Informatics framework, with appropriate spatial statistical models for this class of materials will be developed. This work will advance the ability to control particle distribution in PCTFs for a desired morphology and performance profile.