Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Michael Sangid received all of his degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: A B.S. in 2002, M.S. in 2005, and Ph.D. in 2010.
His research has centered around a multi-scale approach to understand grain boundary effects on crack initiation. Through this work, atomistic simulations are used to quantify local energy barriers to deformation, which are built into continuum models to connect material structure to performance. He has also researched heterogeneous deformation of materials and fatigue crack growth testing and modeling of new and emerging materials, and prediction of fiber orientation and length in polymer-based long fiber composites.
His current research focuses on (micro)structure to performance modeling, via using atomistic simulations to inform multi-scale models for plasticity, fatigue, and fracture of metallic alloys and high temperature composites. He also does advanced materials testing and characterization including digital image correlation, advanced microscopy, and stress analysis using high-energy x-ray diffraction at the synchrotron source at Argonne National Lab.