September 11, 2018

Advanced detector signal acquisition and electron beam scanning for high resolution SEM imaging

William C.Lenthe, Jean Charles Stinville, McLean P. Echlin, Zhe Chen, Samantha Daly, Tresa M.Pollock

is now out in Ultramicroscopy. Open access until October 31st is available at:

August 31, 2018

Congratulations to Marissa, who placed 2nd in the British Society for Strain Measurement's Young Stress Analyst Competition this week! As part of the competition, which had both written and oral components, Marissa gave a presentation titled, "Deformation Mechanisms in Columnar Aluminum." 

August 31, 2018

Deformation Twin Identification in Magnesium through Clustering and Computer Vision

Z. Chen, S. Daly

is now out in Materials Science & Engineering A. Open access until October 21st is available at:

August 29, 2018

High-Resolution Deformation Mapping Across Large Fields of View Using Scanning Electron Microscopy and Digital Image Correlation 

Z. Chen, W. Lenthe, J. C. Stinville​​​​​​​, M. Echlin, T. M. Pollock, S. Daly

has been published in Experimental Mechanics:

June 15, 2018

Congratulations to Will, who placed 1st in the International Student Paper Competition, Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) Conference!

Details on Will's work studying the fracture and fatigue of shape memory alloys can be found at



April 06, 2018

Congratulations Will! Will recently won the 2018 Robert M. Caddell Memorial Team Award for Research. This award is presented to a faculty/graduate student team that has jointly made significant contributions to research in materials and/or manufacturing. This award was gifted by Robert M. Caddell, former U-M ME faculty member and graduate chairman.


April 06, 2018

Jeff has won a 2018 NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF)! These highly competitive and prestigious fellowships are awarded to graduate students who show "significant potential to contribute to NASA's goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation's science, exploration, and economic future." Congratulations Jeff! 

October 23, 2017

Congratulations to Will, who won the Gold Award (1st place) in the Annual Materials Research Symposium at U. Michigan for his poster titled, “The Influence of Phase Transformation on Shape Memory Alloy Fatigue and Fracture”! The symposium was open to all graduate students across campus at U-M engaged in materials research. 

September 16, 2017

Will LePage won 1st place in the Young Stress Analyst Competition at BSSM in Sheffield, UK in late August. Congratulations, Will! 

June 29, 2017

Will was chosen as one of four finalists in the BSSM YSA competition. He will compete in the finals at the 12th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics, held at the University of Sheffield 29-31st August 2017. Good luck, Will! 

April 07, 2017

Bhav has won a 2017 NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF)! These highly competitive and prestigious fellowships are awarded to graduate students who show “significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration, and economic future.” Congratulations, Bhav!