Varanasi: Prof. Gregory N. Morscher has been visiting the Department of Physics, IIT (BHU) to deliver lectures on the topic “Composite Matrix Ceramics (CMC)” under Fulbright Nehru Specialist Grant. His Visit is under the Indo-US joint collaborative research scheme running under collaboration of Prof. Prabhakar Singh of the Department of Physics.
Giving this information, Professor Prabhakar Singh of the Department of Physics said that Prof. Morscher will be staying here till February 19, 2023 and deliver two lectures daily on each working day. Prof. Morscher has worked in the area of high temperature materials and composites for over thirty years. Before joining the University of Akron, he was previously affiliated with NASA Glenn (formerly Lewis) research center as a research engineer (CWRU) and then senior research scientist (OAI).
He further informed that more recently his lab has incorporated an oxygen/propane HVOF burner rig capable of extreme temperatures, thermal gradients, mechanical loading and health-monitoring diagnostics for evaluating composites and structures. In addition, he has applied acoustic emission to other material systems (e.g., polymer matrix composites and metal oxide scale spallation), other structures (e.g., foam/core structures and integrated structures), and Stirling engines. He has received two NASA Tech Brief awards, two NASA Turning Goals into Reality awards, the 2004 NASA Public Service Medal and the Richard M. Fulrath Award from the American Ceramic Society in 2005.