MSE Seminar: “Data-Science Enabled Design of Interface Rich Materials” – Jennifer Carter, Ph.D.

Date(s) - 10/22/2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rhines Hall 125


The seminar highlights the progress the group has made in utilizing data science to integrate experimental and computational approaches to explore the physics of microstructure evolution in interface-rich materials. In particular, the talk will focus on network modeling the relationship between compositional variables in martensitic 9- 12wt%Cr steels and their resulting creep performance. A heuristic data science approach is used to combine exploratory data analysis with model development and a physics understanding of the phase stability of the material. The goal of the work is to make recommendations on 1) the next composition to explore to optimize creep lifetimes at higher operating temperatures and stresses needed to operate the next-generation supercritical coal power plants, and 2) establish a statistically relevant set of experiments to optimize the data generated in the data-science enabled design loop.