Characterizing Titanium Nanofoam

In the Summer of 2012 I did an awesome research internship at Brookhaven National Lab on Long Island, which was a major motivating factor in my decision to go to graduate school.

I worked with Dr. Karen Chen on quantitatively characterizing, through morphological analysis of 3D imagery, the structural evolution of Titanium nano-foam as it underwent a de-alloying process.

Using Matlab I quantified the accuracy of image processing algorithms for calculating the values of morphological parameters.

My results ended up being good enough for me to be included as a co-author on a presentation at the 2012 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting and an article published in the Journal of Materials Research.

3D Morphological Evolution of Porous Titanium by X-Ray Micro- and Nano-Tomography – Journal of Materials Research