Michael Hoerner

Thesis Title: Evaluation of Soluble Alloy Effects on Austenite Grain Growth

Abstract: A combination of ab initio modeling and experimental verification of the models is being employed to determine the effects of common solutes on the grain boundary bonding and energetic behavior of austenite. It is hoped that by better understanding these effects new methods for controlling prior austenite grain size can be identified.

Degree Plan: Doctorate of Philosophy

Completion: December 2015
Group: Bar
Steel Center Student Since: August 2011

Bio: Michael joined the steel center in August of 2011, after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Techn.

E-mail: mhoerner@mines.edu
Office: Coolbaugh Hall, Room 106
Phone: (720) 341-6747

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