The Sansoz Research Laboratory conducts fundamental research to understand the mechanics and physics of plastic deformation in nanostructured materials at the smallest scales. Through in-situ electron microscopy experiments, advanced atomistic simulation, and materials theory, we aim to push the scientific frontiers of mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of nanomaterials. Our ultimate goal is to enable advanced applications for extreme environments in energy, aerospace, electronics, and neuromorphic 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
Unlocking the potential of nanowire networks for flexible electronics and neuromorphic computing by simulating physical transformations at silver nanowire junctions
CONTACT: Professor Frederic Sansoz
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont (United States)