Manufacturing & Materials for Extremes

Dr. Xiaoyuan Lou's Lab at Purdue University

Dr. Xiaoyuan Lou’s group at Purdue University mainly focuses on developing advanced manufacturing methods and discovering novel structural alloys for applications in extreme environments, where the components see high temperature, corrosion & oxidation, irradiation, complex loading, etc. Our research interest is exploring the process-structure-property relationships in structural metals, with particular emphasis on grain boundary microstructure, microchemistry, and their roles in fracture, cracking and corrosion properties in the extreme service environments. While the lab is mainly interested in the fundamental material science, we keep close ties to industry.

Current research in the Lab is categorized into the following areas: 1) metal additive manufacturing and additive alloy development; 2) structural alloys and composites for extreme environments; 3) high-throughput alloy discovery; 4) environmental fracture and cracking of structural metals in nuclear environments; 5) corrosion, oxidation, radiation damages.