Flores receives grant to use artificial intelligence algorithms to study metal alloys

Katharine Flores, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has received a three-year $379,392 grant from the National Science Foundation to use artificial intelligence-based algorithms to identify which metal alloys are best to form metallic glasses.

Flores and her team will use AI to identify liquid compositions that could be good candidates to form metallic glasses, then create compact material libraries using an advanced 3D-printing method to study their mechanical behavior. The work is expected to speed discovery of new high-performance metallic materials that could be used as structural materials. Read more on the engineering website.

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