Our lab is developing and studying advanced materials for a variety of applications, including biomedical, space, and harsh environments. The lab has gained national and international reputation in view of its unique application of electrochemistry, corrosion testing, wear monitoring and failure analysis in biomaterials science. It also provides materials selection, quality control and failure analysis services to industrial, medical and defense organizations.
Lab interests include:
Electrodeposition and electroless plating of special alloys (e.g. rhenium-based for high-temperature applications and catalysis).
Additive manufacturing (3D-printing).
Environment-induced degradation of materials and hydrogen interaction with materials.
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.