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Summer School on Materials and Structures for Hypersonic Flight

DATES: August 14 - 26, 2011
LOCATION: University of California, Santa Barbara

The International Center for Materials Research (ICMR) and the National Hypersonics Science Center (NHSC) are pleased to announce a residential fortnight-long summer school on Materials and Structures for Hypersonic Flight. The school will be held August 14 – August 26, 2011, at the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The format will be tutorial, with emphasis on fundamentals and examples from current research by the speakers.  The plan is to dedicate the mornings to lectures and the rest of the day to discussion groups, software and experimental demonstrations, and student posters. 

The program will include overview lectures to highlight: (i) the unique challenges and issues in hypersonic flight, (ii) the developments in emerging ceramic composites, ultra-high temperature ceramics and metallic alloys, (iii) manufacturing technologies for complex structures, and (iv) test protocols and available facilities for probing materials under conditions that emulate those in hypersonic flight.

The organizing committee comprises F.W. Zok, T.M. Pollock and D.B. Marshall. The ICMR summer schools are coordinated by T.M. Pollock (ICMR Director) and R. Thea (Program Coordinator).  

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Confirmed Speakers:

Hypersonic flight vehicles: Successes, challenges and future prospects
Michael Smart – University of Queensland
Kevin Bowcutt – Boeing

Ceramic composites: Advances in Materials and Computational Tools
David Marshall – Teledyne Scientific
Brian Cox – Teledyne Scientific

Probing damage evolution in ceramic composites: Computed tomography and acoustic emission
Ian Sinclair – University of Southampton
Greg Morscher – University of Akron

Ultrahigh-temperature ceramics: Emerging materials and their performance in extreme environments
Bill Fahrenholtz – Missouri Univ. of Sci. & Tech.
Beth Opila – University of Virginia
Tap Parthasarathy – Air Force Research Lab

Thermal protection systems: Design principles and material challenges
Craig Steeves – University of Toronto

Advanced high temperature metallic alloys
Brian Zuchowski – Lockheed Martin
Tresa Pollock – UC Santa Barbara
Carlos Levi - UC Santa Barbara

We welcome applications for the Summer School from graduate (PhD) students, post- doctoral fellows and early career faculty.  Participants are expected to be actively involved in research activities related to high-temperature materials and structures. Local hospitality, meals, and housing will be provided. Partial travel support may be available. Please indicate on the application if you wish to apply for travel support.

Lodging and Meals:
Lodging and meals will be provided and there is no registration fee. Travel support is available.

Application Deadline:
The online application is now closed.

For further details, please contact the ICMR Program Coordinator, Ra Thea, at rthea@icmr.ucsb.edu

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