Taheri awarded NSF CAREER grant for corrosion studies

Dr. Taheri has been awarded an NSF CAREER Grant to study the relationship between grain boundary character and corrosion on the atomic scale. This prestigious grant will be disbursed over five years and provides $400,000 to support research in the group.

From the abstract, “The objective of this Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award is to develop an understanding of the atomic scale grain boundary structure dependence of corrosion enhancing precipitation in fcc metals. Corrosion has a devastating effect on many industries, including nuclear, naval ship structures, and off-shore wind turbines. Grain boundary engineering has been shown to improve boundary dependent properties including creep, intergranular stress corrosion, embrittlement, and fatigue. However, questions remain about the anisotropic nature of both the segregation and precipitation relevant to all sensitization dependent failure in fcc materials. . .”

For more information, see the award posting.

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