Our lab is developing and studying advanced materials for a variety of applications, including biomedical, space, and harsh environments. It provides materials selection, quality control and failure analysis services to industrial, medical and defense organizations.
Lab interests include:
Additive manufacturing (3D-printing).
Materials for space applications.
Electrodeposition and electroless plating of special alloys (e.g. rhenium-based for high-temperature applications and catalysis).
Calcium phosphate coatings for dental implants.
Corrosion and hydrogen interaction with materials.
Ferrography & Bio-Ferrography.
Directed Energy Deposition of Al 5xxx Alloy using Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS®)
Directed energy deposition of wrought-like Al 5xxx alloy by Laser Engineered Net Shaping is demonstrated for the first time. A transition in chemistry from an Al 5083 powder to one closer to Al 5754 in the as-deposited material is observed. A relative density as high as 99.26% is measured. The measured mechanical properties meet the requirements of international standards for wrought Al 5754-O. Various mechanisms may contribute to porosity formation in the deposited Al 5754, gas-related porosity being the major one.
January 2019: Exposure evening for the new book of Prof. Eliaz (center) and Prof. Eliezer Gileadi (right): Physical Electrochemistry: Fundamentals, Techniques, and Applications. Organized by Dr. Alec Groysman (left) and the AEAI.
Eliaz's group members, September 2020.