February 26, 2017 - Andrea Rovinelli, Ajey Venkataraman, Prithivi Veerappan, Kartik Kapoor, Diwakar Naragani, and Andrea Nicolas give presentations at the TMS conference and John Rotella has a poster.  Congrats to all!  

December 2, 2016 - Congrats to Daniel Chadwick for passing his MS defense with flying colors.  

November 14, 2016 - Alexandra Mallory receives the outstanding presentation award at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Tampa, FL.  Congrats Alex!

October 18, 2016 - Andrea Rovinelli gives invited seminars at INSA Lyon and University of Bologna.

October 9, 2016 - The 8th Int Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling is held in Dijon France.  Andrea Rovinelli, Kartik Kapoor, and Andrea Nicolas present posters (Andy presents two of them).  And  Diwakar Naragani and Dr. Sangid give presentations.

October 6, 2016 - Congrats to Imad Hanhan for passing his qualifying exams!

September 27, 2016 - Andrea Rovinelli wins the best structures research presentation at the 2016 AAE Research Symposium.  Congrats Andrea!

September 19, 2016 - The Dislocations conference is held at Purdue and the ACME group is well represented with posters by Andrea Rovinelli, Ajey Venkataraman, Prithivi Veerappan, Kartik Kapoor, Diwakar Naragani, John Rotella, and Andrea Nicolas.  

September 1, 2016 - Huge congrats to John Rotella for being selected as a recipient of the national defense science and engineering graduate fellowship.  This is a very competitive and prestigious fellowship.

August 15, 2016 - The ACME group welcomes three new graduate students: Danilo Branco, Ritwik Bandyopadhyay, and Steve Carter.  

August 15, 2016 - New professors!  Congrats to Prof. Alberto Mello who begins as a visiting associate professor at Purdue University and Prof. Bhisham Sharma who begins as an assistant professor at Wichita State University.

August 6, 2016 - Congrats to Amit Soni who graduated his BS with honors and completed an undergrad research thesis in the ACME group.

August 5, 2016 - Congrats to Stuart McCrorie (best presentation) and Alexandra Mallory (top 25% poster) who were honored at the SURF banquet.  Thanks for a great summer full of research!

July 14, 2016 - LTC Todd Book successfully defends his PhD entitled “Structural integrity of additive materials: microstructure, fatigue behavior, and surface processing.”  Congrats Todd!  And now on to West Point…best of luck!

July 11, 2016 - Andrea Rovinelli and Diwakar Naragani present their research at the 3DMS Conference in St. Charles, IL.  

May 23, 2016 - Dr. Sangid gives a Pints of Science talk at Black Acre Brewery in Indianapolis.  The talk focused on materials defects and their role in performance and failure within the topic, Atoms to Galaxies.  The TV Wolf APA was well worth the trip!

May 23, 2016 - The ACME lab welcomes new researchers: Srikanth Gopalakrishnan (PhD Student), Alexandra Mallory (SURF student), Stuart McCrorie (SURF Student), Priya Ravi (Summer grad researcher), and Brian Chen (high school researcher).  Definitely made for a fun and productive summer!

May 13, 2016 - Seth Kijewski graduates with his MS degree.  Congrats Seth!

April 25, 2016 -  Andrea Rovinelli passes his prelim exam with flying colors.  Congrats Andrea!

April 18, 2016 - Dr. Sangid gives a seminar at NASA Langley Research Center.

March 21, 2016 — The research team receives the DARPA Director’s Award for best YFA project and with it comes additional funding to continue this research on the certification of additive manufactured materials.  Thanks to the team: LTC Todd Book, Kartik Kapoor, and Prithivi Veerappan for all their hard work!

February 16, 2016 — Dr. Sangid is awarded as a TMS Early Career Faculty Research Fellow.

February 15, 2016 — Todd, Sai, Andy, Alberto, Kartik, Diwakar, and Kamalika present at TMS 2016 in Nashville, TN.  Ajey, John, Andrea, Prithivi, and Burak present posters at the conference.  And Hannah Woods receives the Light Metals Division Scholarship.  The ACME lab is well represented!

January 7, 2016 -- Dr. John Matlik, Dr. Vasisht Venkatesh, and Dr. Sangid organize an ICME technical session and tutorial panel on workforce development for ICME at AIAA SciTech Conference in San Diego, CA.

January 4, 2016 — Ronald and Imad present at the AIAA SciTech Conference in San Diego, CA.

December 7, 2015 - Congrats to Sai for passing his PhD defense, “A microstructure based fatigue life prediction framework and its validation."

December 3, 2015 — Lena successfully defends her MS thesis, entitled “Fatigue behavior of complex geometries produced by additive manufacturing.”  Way to go Lena!

December 3, 2015 - Dr. Alberto Mello presents at the ASIP conference in San Antonio, TX.

October 27, 2015 - John Rotella passes his MSE prelims!  Congrats John.

October 16, 2015 — Dr. Sangid is the Jones seminar speaker at Dartmouth University.

October 8, 2015 -- Saikumar Reddy and Todd Book presented at MS&T 2015 in Columbus, OH.

October 2, 2015 - Congrats Prithivi, Diwakar, Ajey, Ronald, and Andy on passing the Quals!

September 30, 2015 — Congrats to Todd Book for passing his prelims!

August 31, 2015 — The ACME lab welcomes two new Master’s students: Daniel Chadwick and Alex Finch and one undergrad researcher: Amit Soni.  Welcome!

July 23, 2015 -- Diwakar Naragani is awarded the best poster prize (3 awards given out of 106 posters) at the Gordon Research Conference on the Frontiers in Physical Metallurgy.  Diwakar’s poster was entitled ‘Investigation of nonmetallic inclusion-driven failures’ with co-authors Drs. Michael D. Sangid, Paul A. Shade, Jay Schuren, Hemant Sharma, Jun-Sang Park, Peter Kenesei, Joel V. Bernier, and Todd J. Turner.

July 20, 2015 — Kartik Kapoor, Diwakar Naragani, Andrea Nicolas, John Rotella, and Andrea Rovinelli present posters at the Gordon Research Conference on Frontiers in Physical Metallurgy.   

May 26, 2015 — The ACME Lab welcomes three undergraduate summer researchers: Hannah Woods, Catalina Parada, and Samuel Otto. 

April 29, 2015 -- Congrats to Catalina Parada and Hannah Woods for receiving the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship!

April 21, 2015 -- Congratulations to Imad Hanhan for receiving the 2015 National Science Foundation Research Graduate Fellowship.  This is a very prestigious award.  Way to go Imad!

Aprl 3, 2015 — Christian (Kevin) Vuong is announced as the award winner of the Charles C. Chappelle Fellowship, 2015.

March 25, 2015 — Dr. Sangid is announced as the ASME Materials Division - Orr Early Career Award, for seminal contributions to the area of experimental and computational fatigue, fracture, and creep.

March 16, 2015 — Drs. Diana Lados, Brad Boyce, Weizhou Li, and Michael Sangid organize the Integrative Materials Design II: Performance and Sustainability Symposium at TMS Conference in Orlando, FL.

March 16, 2015 -- Saikumar Reddy, Ajey Venkataraman, and Todd Book presented at TMS 2015 in Orlando, FL.

January 6, 2015 -- A series of ICME panel sessions are held at the AIAA SciTech Conference organized by Dr. John Matlik, Dr. Steve Arnold, and Dr. Sangid.

January 4, 2015 -- Dr. Vasisht Venkatesh, Dr. Sangid, and Dr. John Matlik organize an ICME short course at the AIAA SciTech Conference.

December 8, 2014 -- Saikumar Reddy's passes his preliminary exams.  Congrats Sai!

November 10, 2014 -- Dr. Sangid attends the NAE-EU Frontiers of Engineering to discuss Aerospace Materials.

October 25, 2014 -- Purdue Space Day has launched.  We welcome 600+ grade school students to Purdue to learn about space and other STEM fields.  Thanks to John Rotella for leading efforts to include Materials Science in PSD.

October 17, 2014 -- Dr. Sangid presents a seminar at the Ohio State Univ Materials Science Colloquium. 

October 14, 2014 -- Congrats Saikumar Reddy for receiving the TMS Superalloys award at MS&T!

October 3, 2014 -- Dr. Sangid receives the DARPA Young Faculty Award.

October 1, 2014 -- Purdue hosts the SES conference with the Microscale and Microstructural Effects on Mechanical Behavior Symposium organized by Drs. Tom Bieler, Sam Daly, and Sangid.

September 26, 2014 -- Congrats Andrea Rovinelli and Todd Book for passing their qualifying exams.  

Sepetember 12, 2014 -- The ACME lab welcomes PhD student John Rotella and MS student Lena Huynh to the group.  

August 22, 2014 -- The ACME lab groups welcomes two PhD students Kartik Kapoor and Diwakar Naragani and a MS student Matt Lancaster (co-advised by Prof. Rod Trice).  Welcome!

August 15, 2014 -- John Rotella wins the Purdue Ross Fellowship.  Congrats!

August 15, 2014 --  The ACME lab welcomes a PhD student Prithivi Rajan and MS students Ronald Agyei and Andrea Nicolas.

August 8, 2014 -- Congrats to Imad Hanhan for winning the SURF best research presentation award (one of five awards out of 143 students).  Way to go Imad!  And thanks to Imad and Connor for all your hard work this summer.

July 10, 2014 -- Saikumar Reddy wins the 2014 International Symposium on Superalloys Scholarship sponsored by TMS.  This prestigious award represents Sai’s contribution to materials science and engineering with an emphasis on all aspects of the high-temperature, high-performance materials used in the gas turbine industry.  Congrats Sai!

July 2, 2014 -- ACME lab welcomes post-doc Dr. Alberto Mello.

June 10-11, 2014 -- Dr. Sangid presents at the third annual multiaxial and multiscale fatigue summit.  

June 2, 2014 -- Dr. Sangid presents a seminar at Oak Ridge National Lab.

May 27, 2014 -- ACME welcomes to undergrad summer researchers.  Connor Sullivan as part of the NSF Undergraduate Education in Nanotechnology in Engineering and Imad Hanhan as a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow.  

April 20, 2014.  Dr. Sangid is announced as an ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) award winner.

April 17, 2014 -- Dr. Sangid presents at the Colorado School of Mines Seminar Series within the Materials Science Department. 

March 11, 2014 -- Dr. Sangid presents at MIT's Mechanics - Modeling, Experimentation, and Computation Seminar Series within the Department of Mechanical Engineering. 

February 17, 2014 -- Saikumar Reddy and Andrea Rovinelli presented at TMS 2014 in San Diego, CA.  

January 29, 2014 -- Dr. Sangid is announced as an AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) award winner.

January 29, 2014 -- Dr. Sangid presents at the University of South California Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series. 

January 15, 2014 -- Dr. Bhisham Sharma joins the ACME lab as a post-doctoral research associate.  Welcome Bhisham!

January 13, 2014 -- A series of ICME special sessions are held at the AIAA SciTech Conference organized by Dr. John Matlik, Dr. Steve Arnold, and Dr. Sangid.

December 19, 2014 -- ACME welcomes Dr. Kun Wang, an associate professor from Huazhong University of Science and Techonology, China, who is spending a year at Purdue as a visiting scholar.

December 2, 2013 -- Dr. Sangid organizes the Materials Performance symposium within THERMEC, he also delivers the Keynote seminar in the Nanomaterials symposium.  

Novermber 22, 2013 -- Matt Durbin successfully defended his Master's thesis at "Assessing Variability in Microstructural Influence of Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior".  Congrats Matt!  Matt's next post will be in Melbourne with the Austrilian Air Force.

September 3, 2013 -- The ACME lab welcomes Major Todd Book as a new PhD students.  Welcome Todd, glad to have you in the lab!

August 19, 2013 -- The ACME lab welcomes three new PhD students: Tony Favaloro, Andrea Rovinelli, and Ajey Venkataraman!

August 16, 2013 -- Dr. Sangid's review paper "The Physics of Crack Initiation" is currently the most downloaded paper in the last 90 days for the International Journal of Fatigue (Aug 2013 to Feb 2014, (last ACME website update)).

July 22, 2013 -- Andrea Rovinelli successfully defended his Master's thesis at the Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna.  His research thesis is entitled, "Influence of microstructure variability on short crack growth behavior." Congrats Andrea!

July 19, 2013 -- Dr. Sangid is an instructor for the ASM Materials Camp for High School STEM Teachers.

June 24, 2013 -- Dr. Sangid presents a seminar at Imperial College, London, UK.

June 18, 2013 -- Dr. Sangid presents a seminar at the INES Lyon, France.

May 20, 2013 -- Congrats to German Parada and Kevin Vuong for receiving the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship!

April 2, 2013 -- Congratulations to Tony Favaloro for receiving the 2013 National Science Foundation Research Graduate Fellowship.  This is a very prestigious award.  Way to go Tony!

March 3, 2013 -- Dr. Sangid organizes the Fatigue in Materials symposium within the TMS conference with co-organizers Drs. Kontsos and Zhai. 

January 7, 2013 -- Welcome Brandon Puccio as an undergratude researcher joining the ACME lab.

December 14, 2012 -- Congrats to Dr. Sangid for winning the TMS SMD Young Leader Professional Development Award.

December 9, 2012 -- ACME welcomes Matt Durbin, an Australian Air Force engineer who is completing his Master's at Purdue and co-advised by Kevin Walker.

November 2, 2012 -- Congrats to Saikumar Reddy for passing his Qualifying Exam!

November 2, 2012 -- ACME welcomes Dr. Lijie Chen, who is spending a year at Purdue as a visiting scholar, and Brandon Puccio, who will be working on his honors project in Spring 2013.

September 24, 2012 -- Dr. Sangid presents at the Illinois Institute of Technology MMAE Seminar Series.

September 14, 2012 -- Welcome Andrea Rovinelli, who is visiting ACME for a year from the University of Bologna, Italy!

August 15, 2012 -- The ACME lab welcomes new members: Saikumar Reddy, Javier Esquivel, and Megan Kinney!

August 15, 2012 -- Congrats to Javier Esquivel for receiving the Ross Fellowship!

July 17, 2012 -- Dr. Sangid is an instructor for the ASM Materials Camp for High School STEM Teachers.

June 21, 2012 -- Prof. Sangid and co-authors Dr. Saeidpourazar, Prof. Rogers, and Prof. Ferreira from UIUC received the first runner-up award for Outstanding paper at the NAMRI/SME (North American Manufacturing Research Institution/Society of Manufacturing Engineers) conference.  

June 13, 2012 --  Dr. Sangid attends an NSF sponsored workshop on emerging research areas in the science of metals and metallic nanostructures at the University of California in Santa Barbara.

June 11, 2012 -- Congrats to Nicoletta Fala for receiving the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship!

May 14, 2012 -- The ACME lab is founded in the School of Aero and Astro!  Thanks to Prof. Skip Grandt for generously donating his Fatigue and Fracture Lab and equipment.

January 2, 2012 -- Dr. Sangid begins as an Assistant Professor in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University.

October 13, 2011 -- Dr. Sangid attends a workshop to promote the use of high energy x-ray diffraction experiments and detailed computational analyses for understanding multiscale phenomena in crystalline materials at Argonne National Lab.

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