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JOM features Frederic Sansoz research

Release Date: 09-25-2008

Author: Dawn Marie Densmore
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journalThe September 2008 issue of JOM journal, published by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), features research by Frederic Sansoz, assistant professor in the UVM CEMS School of Engineering, in an article entitled, "An atomistic perspective on twinning phenomena in nano-enhanced fcc metals."

Sansoz's research demonstrates how computer simulation can help to study the fundamental mechanisms that lead to the enhanced properties of metals containing nanometer-scale twin boundaries. "The goal is to help engineers achieve a predictive understanding of the structure-properties relationships in these materials," Sansoz explains.

"Dr. Sansoz's research showcases the innovative ideas and technologies being explored by so many of our talented faculty at the University of Vermont," says Domenico Grasso, Dean of the UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS). "As one of our College's rising young faculty, Dr. Sansoz has already impressed us with a highly competitive early career development, or CAREER, award from the National Science Foundation earlier this year. This article continues his great work."

JOM is devoted to exploring the technical and professional aspects of materials science and engineering. TMS, JOM's publisher, is the professional organization that encompasses the entire range of materials science and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. Members include metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents.