The Sansoz Research Laboratory conducts fundamental research to understand the mechanics and physics of deformation and failure in nanostructured materials at the smallest scales. Through in-situ electron microscopy experiments, state-of-the-art atomistic simulation, and materials theory, we aim to push the scientific frontiers of mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of nanomaterials. These discoveries are of paramount importance, as they pave the way for advanced engineering applications in extreme environments, spanning across energy, aerospace, electronics, and modern computing.

Investigating atom segregation at interfaces to combat failure mechanisms and improve alloy performance in nanocrystalline materials

Pushing the limits of materials science by engineering nanoscale twin defects for maximum strength and oxidation resistance

Advancing space exploration and fusion energy through cutting-edge computational materials science of ultrahigh temperature refractory materials

CONTACT: Professor Frederic Sansoz
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont (United States)
X: @SansozGroup