Molecular Dynamics of Nano-indentation
Nano-indentation was performed on metallic glass with an embedded glassy nanoparticle using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to investigate the effect of the second phase on shear band formation and crack initiation. Kuo-Hao Lee is a graduate student working with Dr. John Mauro.
Water on Glass Surfaces
FTIR spectra of water adsorption on cover glass. Graduate student, Yen-Ting Lin, develops approaches to quantify the adsorbed water layer on glass surfaces using experimental and computational techniques.
Seung Ho Hahn
Molecular dynamics simulations of multicomponent silicate glasses studying surface mechanochemistry and water reacticity. Graduate student, Seung Ho Hahn, develops ReaxFF reactive force field potentials for silicate glass-water systems.
Modeling of ZIF Glasses
Dr. Yongjian Yang
By counting the number of bond constraints, thermodynamic properties of ZIF glasses can be understood, predicted or optimized using topological constraint theory. Postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Yang, also uses molecular dynamics to study crack initiation mechanisms of metallic glasses.
Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses, Third Edition
Written by Dr. Arun Varshneya & Dr. John Mauro, this textbook is a comprehensive reference on the field of glass science.
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Newly renovated, the Edward Steidle building houses multiple laboratories used for glass characterization.
Glass Research & Facilities at Penn State
Penn State’s glass research encompasses both theoretical and experimental approaches to understand glass properties.