Stephen and Greg Spend Summer at Boeing Seattle as part of NSF GOALI Research
As part of a Catalyzing New International Collaborations award from NSF, Albert and Kevin spent their summer expanding their research knowledge in the area of high temperature coatings at DLR Aerospace, German Aerospace Center, Germany’s national research center for aeronautics and space research. Under the guidance of Dr Marion Bartsch, the students were provided opportunities to learn about coating processes, simulation and thermal gradient fatigue testing conducted at the advanced facilities. Their scientific experience was complemented with activities such as the DLR Annual company picnic and visits to Forschungszentrum Jülich and Siemens giving them an insight to the society, culture and language. The collaboration will lead to new techniques for in situ synchrotron measurements under thermal gradients and mechanical loads with collaborators at Argonne National Laboratory.