Despite thousands of years of engineering use, the process of developing or selecting a new alloy and process for a given application is far from straightforward. Metals research at UF is focused on designing new alloys and processes for extreme environments, including hypersonic flight, nuclear reactors, space exploration, and blast impacts. Other avenues of metals research focus on biocompatible implantable alloys or flexible, stretchable metallic circuits for wearable electronics.

Tori Miller, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor



Inside a Metals Lab