Dr. Laszlo J. Kecskes (HEMI) and Dr. Michael Presley (APL) Receive Inaugural HEMI/APL Seed Grant

Feb 25, 2020 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader

Congratulations to the recipients of the inaugural HEMI/APL Seed Grant, Dr. Laszlo Kecskes and Dr. Michael Presley!

Kecskes is a research professor with the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI). His research involves the dynamic behavior of novel material (metals and polymers) systems as well as the creation of materials under extreme processing conditions that lead to unique to meta-stable sub-structures as a means to modify their nominal behavior.

Presley is a senior scientist in the Research and Exploratory Development Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in the areas of additive manufacturing, welding, and machine learning. His focus has been on additive process development, materials qualification, and refractory materials.

Kecskes and Presley received the grant for their project, “Application of Thermodynamic Modeling to Spatially Tailor the Microstructure of Additively Manufactured W-based Alloys.” The goal of the project is to develop a predictive framework to locally tune the microstructure and properties of tungsten-based materials via additive manufacturing. The deliverable will be broadly applicable to any metal alloy system.

The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory announced the first HEMI/APL collaborative seed grant program earlier this year. The goal of this program is to provide seed funding with the intent of bringing together scientists and engineers from HEMI and APL to collaborate on research topics of mutual interest. Learn more about the program here https://hemi.jhu.edu/hemi-apl-seed-grant.

Dr. Laszlo J. Kecskes; Dr. Michael Presley

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