My Research Interests
My primary research interests are in Phase Transitions in solids. My thesis work was on Martensitic Phase Transitions.
Recently I have been examining Shape Memory Alloys. I am an experimentalist by training. I have performed
experiments using Neutron Scattering, X-ray Scattering, Ultrasonic measurements, and Resistivity measurements as a sample's
Temperature is varied.
Some Relevant Links are:
Shape Memory Applications Inc.
An excellent treatment of Martensitic transitions
from an online reference created at North Carolina State University
A Brief History of Martensites
The Laboratory for Atomic and Solid State Physics at Cornell
Professor William W. Ralph (also of NMU), Dr. Michael C. Kelley (of Cornell University) and myself have received a National Science Foundation grant to set up an All-Sky Camera on the NMU campus to study Aurora and other upper atmospheric phenomena.
NMU All-Sky Camera page
Some related links for this are:
Cornell's All-Sky Camera Page
The Upper Atmospheric Research Collaboratory
Aurora Forcasting Page
Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks
Big Bear Solar Observatory
The Solar Wind Coupling and Geomagnetic Activity Group
Sunsor's Daily High UV Readings
My Research Papers
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This page last updated on July 29, 2003