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Michael Sangid

Michael Sangid

2012 -
Elmer F. Bruhn Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Degrees

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Mechanical Engineering B.S. 2002
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Mechanical Engineering M.S. 2005
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. 2010

Contact

701 W. Stadium Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

Office: ARMS 3329
Office Phone: (765) 494-0146
Office Fax: (765) 494-0307
Lab Phone: (765) 494-1378
Email: msangid@purdue.edu
Webpage: https://engineering.purdue.edu/~msangid/

Interests

My research expertise lies at the confluence of materials science, solid mechanics, and manufacturing. The specific areas include the following:

Build materials models to relate structure to properties, in order to:
• Reduce time and cost of material development and certification,
• Tailor component properties, and
• Design new materials and structures.

Advanced characterization and in situ experiments to:
• Acquire real-time quantitative view and understanding of the precursors to failure: fatigue, fracture, plasticity, creep, debonding, and delamination.
• Enable microstructure level view of material performance for model validation at the pertinent length/time-scales.

Research Application: Provide a fully-integrated framework for structural materials, including high temperature engineering alloys, lightweight alloys, fiber reinforced composites, ceramic matrix composites.

Awards and Major Appointments

APPOINTMENTS:
06/17 - Elmer F. Bruhn Assistant Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Purdue University
01/12 - 06/17 Assistant Professor, School of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Purdue University
01/15 - Assistant Professor by Courtesy, School of Materials Science, Purdue University
10/10- 12/11 Post-doctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC
08/11- 12/11 Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Purdue University
08/11- 12/11 Visiting Scholar (0%), Dept. of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC
08/10- 08/11 Post-doctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC
08/10- 12/10 Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC
09/06- 07/10 Engineering Specialist, Educational Leave, Rolls-Royce Corporation, Indianapolis, IN
01/07- 08/10 Graduate Student Researcher, Dept. of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC
03/05- 09/06 Materials Engineering Specialist, Rolls-Royce Corporation, Indianapolis, IN
01/03- 03/05 Graduate Student Researcher, Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UIUC

AWARDS AND HONORS:
• 2017 NSF CAREER Award
• 2016 DARPA Director’s Award
• 2016 TMS Early Career Faculty Fellowship
• 2015 ASME Materials Division - Orr Award, for seminal contributions to the area of experimental and computational fatigue, fracture, and creep
• DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2014
• ONR Young Investigator Research Program Award, 2014
• AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program Award, 2014
• 2014 EU-US National Academies of Engineers Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Participant on Aerospace Materials
• International Journal of Fatigue Most Downloaded Journal Paper: August 2012 to November 2014: Sangid MD, “The Physics of Fatigue Crack Initiation.”
• TMS Young Leaders Award in Structural Materials Division, 2013.
• University of Illinois, Graduate Teaching Fellowship: Fall 2010 & Selected twice to the List of teachers ranked excellent by their students: Spring 2007, Fall 2010.
• Twice received Rolls-Royce Lightening Award: August 2005, March 2006.
• Awarded Int. Civilian Research Fellowship: Fall 2009, Walter P. Murphy Fellowship: Fall 2006, University of Illinois, M&IE Outstanding Scholar Fellowship: May 2003 – March 2005.

Research Areas

Professor Sangid’s research activities combine knowledge of materials science, solid mechanics, and advanced manufacturing to solve complex problems in materials behavior and processing. His research group employs physics-based computational modeling and design tools, which are experimentally validated and verified. The goal of this work is to improve our understanding and our tools for designing, processing, and lifing materials through simulation-based modeling of the microstructural defects. His research specifically focuses on (micro)structure to performance modeling, via the use of atomistic simulations to inform multi-scale models for plasticity, fatigue, and fracture of metallic alloys and high temperature composites. Both material systems have direct applications in Aerospace Engineering. Many times, it is necessary to start at the atomistic level to gain a quantifiable understanding of the deformation pathways and failure mechanisms at component scales. Further, there is also an experimental component to his research as he does advanced materials testing and characterization including digital image correlation, advanced microscopy, and high-energy x-ray diffraction. Thus, the most advanced characterization and interrogation methods are exercised at each scale to verify and validate model predictions, including four dimensional mapping of ‘defect’ features, strain fields, and complex stress states within the material.

Professor Sangid is the principal director of the Advanced Computational Materials and Experimental Evaluation (ACME) Laboratory. The ACME group’s philosophy is to simultaneously address fundamental research needs and implement this knowledge into integrated models that can directly aid in and transform our design methodologies providing pragmatic engineering solutions. The overarching goal and uniqueness of the ACME group’s modeling strategy is to avoid fitting parameters prevalent in classical engineering models, while providing a general framework, which allows: (1) Easy integration and modification of software, (2) Uncertainty quantification and probabilistic lifing, and (3) Pragmatic tools to answer production questions.

Publications

More information about Professor Sangid's current research, group, and publications can be found on his research website:
Advanced Computational Materials and Experimental Evaluation (ACME) Laboratory