Mechanical Engineering Department
FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR
Dr. Danielle Cote
Thursday, February 15, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Higgins Laboratories 102
Dr. Cote is an Assistant Research Professor in Materials Science & Engineering at WPI. She received her B.S. from the University of New Hampshire in Chemical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from WPI. She also worked as a research engineer at Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials in the Polymer Characterization research group. Her current research involves computational thermodynamic and kinetic modeling for rapidly solidified materials as well as database development to aid in integrated computational materials science.
Vision and Plans for Establishing a Research Program at WPI
Research Presentation Abstract
There are two primary areas of research which I have established at WPI and envision expanding: 1) through-process modeling (TPM) for additive manufacturing and 2) database development for transient material properties. The TPM is research funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and utilizes computational kinetic, thermodynamic, solidification, and precipitation models to predict the properties of additively manufactured materials based on feedstock material and processing parameters. The database development is through a multi-university ASM-partnered research center, the Center for Materials Processing Data (CMPD), and involves industry-funded research projects to develop databases for transient material properties for material processing techniques. This talk will introduce these research areas and discuss expansion and future plans for the work.
Materials Science and Engineering: Teaching Plan
Teaching Presentation Abstract
ICME: Integrated Computational Materials Engineering. The emphasis should be on the “I” – Integrated. Integrating computational materials science and engineering throughout the current undergraduate and graduate materials science courses is imperative to exposing students to the most current modeling tools and techniques utilized in industry. Software and modeling can be incorporated into all materials science courses: from introductory courses to graduate courses on Thermodynamics and Phase Transformations. This talk will discuss the integration of computational materials science in the existing undergraduate and graduate materials science courses at WPI, as well as the addition of new material science courses focused on specific ICME topics.