Robert H. Spitzer

Research Interests

Thermodynamics and rate phenomena provide the fundamental basis for quantitative modeling of metallurgical processes. Solutions of locally-applicable equations with appropriate boundary conditions produce simluations of processes of industrial interest. Computer models describe system response for process simluation, control, and optimization. Computer graphics give visual confirmation of the calculations. Areas of interest include practical applications of nucleation and growth, phase transformations, reaction kinetics, solidification, and corrosion.