Gary Was

Position: 
Faculty Affiliate
College or Department name: 
College of Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering
Email: 
gsw@umich.edu
Degrees: 
Sc.D. (NE), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980.
S.M. (NE), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977.
B.S. (NE), University of Michigan, 1975
Research Interests: 

Major research interests center on radiation materials science and environmental effects on metals, including stress corrosion cracking, high temperature corrosion and hydrogen embrittlement. Current work in the area of stress corrosion cracking focuses on the determination of the mechanism of intergranular cracking in austenitic alloys in high temperature aqueous solutions with emphasis on the role of grain boundary structure, chemistry and deformation. Ion irradiation and stress corrosion cracking are linked through an investigation of the mechanism of irradiation in the assisted stress corrosion cracking of core components in nuclear reactors, by using proton irradiation to study the effects of neutron irradiation. Other current projects are on stress corrosion cracking in supercritical water, oxidtion of nickel-base alloys in very high temperature, impure He gas and irradiation creep of pyrolytic carbon.         

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Friday, November 4, 2011