Gregory Freihofer wins 2nd place at the SAMPE CAMX student paper competition
Jan Erik Förster, a Ph.D. student under Dr. Ravisankar Naraparaju, from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) visited UCF earlier this month. He presented his work at a UCF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Special Seminar. His work, “Influence of Niobium coating on the oxidation behavior of Zr2B2”, focused on characterizing a novel protective overlay coating for ultra-high temperature ceramics for reusable hypersonic vehicle applications. Specifically Erik is investigating and working towards reducing the oxidation behavior of zirconium diboride coatings and their subsequent thermochemical reactions.
While at UCF Erik also toured of the Raghavan Research Group lab, where ongoing projects and collaborations were discussed.