Metallic glasses are highly performing amorphous metals and possible future candidates for structural applications. Due to their disordered structure, they behave markedly different than their crystalline counterparts. We are primarily interested in the response of the material to some far-field thermo-mechanical stimulus. This does not only include the plastic response, but also aims at understanding fundamental aspects of local structural excitations that can occur in the nominally elastic regime of the material. We focus on structural changes of the material that include shear localization at the nanoscale, energy storage via elastostatic or elastodynamic loading, relaxation mechanisms, and rejuvenation of relaxed metallic glasses. You can explore some of our research project via the links below.
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Sept 2021: Peter Derlet, guest scientist at BAM, visits. Great fun for all Maassters.Aug 2021: New paper in Acta :) Flaw-insensitive fracture of a metallic glass!July 2021: Welcoming Zengquan – our new PostDoc that will continue the XPCS effortMay 2021: Robert gives the Materials Research Lecture at CaltechMay 2021: A fully loaded TI980 from HysitronBruker finds its way to us :)Apr 2021: Amlan now Dr Das! With flying colors!Apr 2021: Welcoming our new Maasster team member BirteMar 2021: Two new papers published – 1x on metallic glasses, 1x on HEAsMar 2021: 150 years BAM – check it out. Science with Impact!Feb 2021: It is time for Nanobrücken! Join and listen to our invited talkFeb 2021: Welcoming Yuki and his TEM power to BAMJan 2021: Adnan joins the Maassters team – wonderful!Dec 2020: Giving the materials physics seminar at the University of Münster. Thank you so much for hosting me (virtually)!Nov 2020: Robert’s invited MRS talk will be live! Watch it next week :)Nov 2020: MS&T rocks – with invited Maassters talk!Oct 2020: We are hiring a postdoc – apply nowOct 2020: Exciting stuff published in Phys Rev Mat on vacancy defects in Co!Aug 2020: New project on Heusler alloys funded. Interested? Apply NOW!July 2020: New NSF funded project available. Fun research on metallic glasses ahead of us!July 2020: Check this new Acta Paper out! Structural dynamics during cryogenic cycling of a metallic glass.July 2020: Robert now head of department 5 at BAM in Berlin. Exciting new challenges ahead!June 2020: Watch this! Our TMS movie.June 2020: @Maassters research resumes! Thanks to all MatSE and college colleagues that made this possible.June 2020: ICES scores for MSE441 came in – rated as excellent. I am honored.May 2020: One step closer to his PhD – today we celebrate Quentin’s successful prelim exam. Great job!May 2020: Congratulations to Catherine for winning the Copper Club scholarship! We love our undergraduates!April 2020: We celebrate a new Maasster-PhD. Congratulations to Chelsea, now formally Dr. Liu!April 2020: Robert rated excellent teacher for the fifth (!!) consecutive year. Love MSE406!Feb 2020: TMS2020 was awesome! Three Maasster-talks given!Feb 2020: Check out the Nature Communications Metallurgy Collection that features one of our articlesJan 2020: Visting amazing ArcelorMittal research in ChicagoJan 2020: This I call an undergrad! Here is John’s first author paper. Three years of hard work payed off.Dec 2019: Proudly sharing that Peter Derlet is now Prof. at ETH ZurichDec 2019: Robert gives seminars at Tsinghua and CAS/IOP in BeijingDec 2019: Group Christmas fun at Murphy’s bar :)Dec 2019: Welcoming Catherine – new undergraduate power!Nov 2019: Robert receives the Masing medal from the DGM at the 100 years anniversary celebrationsNov 2019: Here is Amlan’s latest paper published in Nature CommunicationsOct 2019: Thanks to Prof. Fan for organizing a great SES metallic glass symposium!Oct 2019: Time for MS&T again. We had a great time in PortlandAug 2019: Keynote lecture given at LAM-17 – the Maassters are in FranceAug 2019: The Maassters welcome Yuki, who brings TEM power from Japan!Aug 2019: Enjoying scientific discussions with Dr. DerletJuly 2019: Robert has been selected to represent TMS at the 2019 Emerging Leaders Alliance ConferenceJuly 2019: The third edition of MidGLAM is running! Fun times ahead with a group of gifted middle schoolers.May 2019: Robert elected to the APS User Organization Steering CommitteeMay 2019: Gregory now hodded and officially doctor SparksMay 2019: Amlan received the ASNT fellowship award – amazing times!Apr 2019: Congratulations to our Racheff-Intel awardee Gregory!Mar 2019: One more time – Robert rated excellent teacher :)Mar 2019: TMS here we are! Amlan and Robert are presenting at the annual meeting.Feb 2019: Robert enjoys a wonderful visit at AFRL/WPAFB – a place that knows metals!Feb 2019: Sign up for our middle-school summer camp for Girls! It is for free and super fun. Here are more details.Feb 2019: The month of exams – congrats to Quentin for passing his quals, and to our first Maasster PhD #1 GregoryJan 2019: Excellent prelim talk given by Chelsea – congratulations for passing!Jan 2019: One more paper from Gregory: read about how orientation and dislocation density affects dislocation avalanchesJan 2019: We welcome Prof. Chansun Shin from Korea as a visiting scholar.Dec 2018: Here is Gregory’s next paper on nontrivial scaling exponents in crystal plasticity published in PRMat.Nov 2018: Robert enjoys a visit at Shanghai University hosted by Prof. Gang Wang.Nov 2018: Amlan and Chelsea are running an exciting beamtime at 8-ID/APS.Nov 2018: Excellent work, Stefan! Read his new paper in Adv. Fun. Mat.