University of Dayton teams with Europe's leading research organization: The Fraunhofer Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.

To develop advanced transportation systems such as electric cars, high-speed trains and composite airplanes and to maintain production of critical aerospace parts with the highest levels of safety and reliability, the University of Dayton School of Engineering collaborates with the Fraunhofer Institute of Non-Destructive Testing in Dresden, Germany.

The team focuses on advanced materials, electro-optics and sensors research as they relate to materials fracture, fatigue and failure.

Events

11th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CERAMIC MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS CALL FOR PAPERS (PDF).
  • June 14-19, 2015
  • Hyatt Regency Vancouver
  • Qiwen Zhan, organizer
  • Abstract submission closes Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (PDF)>>
  • T4S11: Materials Diagnostics and Structural Health Monitoring of Ceramic Components and Systems: This symposium will discuss global advances in the research and development of sophisticated and novel characterization technologies for structural ceramics, particulate- and fiber-reinforced ceramics composites, and multifunctional materials, as well as their components and devices. Current advances and state-of-the-art in various material diagnostics techniques, such as optical, X-ray, ultrasound- and acoustic-based, nanoparticle-based, and ultrahigh resolution technologies will be covered. Future developments of structural health monitoring of components of systems for energy and environmental applications will also be covered. Learn more >>
39th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites
JOINT GRADUATE MATERIALS ENGINEERING, UD FRAUNHOFER CENTER & CETRASE SEMINAR.
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014, KL 401, 3 p.m.
  • TOPIC: Potential and challenges for the application of smart advanced ceramic materials. 
  • PRESENTER: Alexander Michaelis, Fraunhofer Institute of Ceramic Technologies and Systems, IKTS, Dresden, Germany.
  • Click here to go to abstract >>

Team

The UD-Fraunhofer Joint Research Center benefits from the expertise of U.S. and German participants who innovate solutions to technical challenges that transcend disciplinary boundaries. Their goals are to disseminate their scientific findings and educate future generations of engineers and scientists with a global perspective.

UD-Fraunhofer is a conduit to EU and U.S. government and private funding opportunities through basic and applied research, product development and marketing, and supporting technology spin-offs. UD-Fraunhofer also serves as a bridge for the transatlantic scientific communities through student and scholar exchange, organizing seminars and workshops and supporting undergraduate and graduate students in their international education and training.

Name & Title
Contact

Qiwen Zhan

Professor, Electro-Optics Graduate Program; Managing Director, UD-Fraunhofer Joint Research Center

Contact

Email: Qiwen Zhan

Phone: 937-229-5590

Norbert Meyendorf

Professor; Director, Center for Materials Diagnostics; Co-Director, UD-Fraunhofer Joint Research Center

Contact

Email: Norbert Meyendorf

Phone: 937-229-2628

Meghan Phipps

Administrative Assistant, Electro-Optics Graduate Program

Contact

Email: Meghan Phipps

Phone: 937-229-2797

Daniel Eylon

Professor

Contact

Email: Daniel Eylon

Phone: 937-229-2551

Joseph Haus

Professor, Electro-Optics Graduate Program

Contact

Email: Joseph Haus

Phone: 937-229-2797

P. Terrence Murray

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research Institute

Contact

Email: P. Terrence Murray

Phone: 937-229-3164

Guanghao Rui

Research Scientist

Contact

Email: Guanghao Rui

Phone: 937-626-6219

Andrew Sarangan

Professor, Electro-Optics and Electrical Engineering

Contact

Email: Andrew Sarangan

Phone: 937-229-3190 or 937-229-1037

Guru Subramanyam

Chairperson; Professor; and Joint Appointment with Bioengineering Graduate Program

Contact

Email: Guru Subramanyam

Phone: 937-229-3611

Acoustic waves, electromagnetic currents and sensors are used to detect carbon penetration and inspect titanium components.

The University of Dayton leads the nation in federally funded materials research. The Fraunhofer Institute of Non-Destructive Testing-Dresden is part of an 80-unit research conglomerate with a budget of more than $2 billion. Together, they form the The UD-Fraunhofer Joint Research Center and solidify a research partnership that dates back nearly a decade:

  • Use of acoustic waves, electromagnetic currents and sensors to detect depth of carbon penetration in bearings for Timken Company, Canton, Ohio.
  • Inspection of titanium components for the newest Boeing and Airbus planes.
  • Development of two commercially available instruments that detect stress in silicon wafers used in electronics.