Welcome to the Bucsek Research Group. Our research combines cutting-edge in-situ X-ray diffraction microscopy techniques with micromechanical theory to study microscale deformation and microstructure evolution in structural and functional materials. This includes collaborations across many scientific fields including: mechanical behavior; micromechanical modeling; in-situ/operando characterization; 3D X-ray imaging/diffraction; functional materials; lightweight metals; advanced manufacturing; shape memory alloys; phase transformations; recrystallization; grain growth.

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Group News

Celeste E. Perez joins Bucsek group to pursue her PhD in Materials Science & Engineering

Welcome Celeste!

Yuefeng Jin passes her RFE with flying colors and advances to PhD candidacy

Congratulations Yuefeng!

Bucsek group studies in-situ martensitic phase transformations at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)

This includes the first-ever study of mechanically induced martensitic phase transformations with dark-field X-ray microscopy (DFXM). Click here to read more about these new research frontiers.

Bucsek group collaborates with AE department to study transparent alumina ceramics supported by Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

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Ashley Bucsek elected as incoming President of ASM International Shape Memory & Superelastic Technologies for Fall, 2022

Official announcement coming soon!

Bucsek group leads collaboration with UIUC on non-Schmid behavior in HCP materials supported by DOE-Basic Energy Science (BES)

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Ashley Bucsek receives NSF CAREER Award for work on martensitic phase transformations

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Sangwon Lee heads to Los Alamos National Laboratory for summer internship

Congratulations Sangwon!

Sangwon, Wenxi, Yuefeng, and Reza finish beamtimes at CHESS (FAST) and the APS (1-ID)

Nice work team!

Ashley Bucsek elected to the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) User Executive Committee

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Reza Roumina publishes on in-situ recrystallization in Acta Materialia

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Wenxi Li wins the 2022 Mechanical Engineering Alexander Azarkhin Scholarship

Congratulations Wenxi!

Ashley Bucsek elected to the Advanced Photon Source User's Organization

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Sangwon Lee and Wenxi Li pass RFE and advance to candidacy

Congratulations Sangwon and Wenxi!

Ashley Bucsek elected to the Shape Memory and Superelasticity Advisory Board

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Yuefeng Jin completes undergraduate degree and joins Bucsek group as a PhD student

Congratulations Yuefeng, and welcome back!

Sangwon Lee and Yaozhong Zhang receive Master's degrees in ME

Congratulations Sangwon and Yaozhong!

Larson Lovdal wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations Larson!

Myles McKenna receives Master's degree in ME and heads to new position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Congratulations Myles!

Bucsek group joins the DOE-Basic Energy Science PRedictive Integrated Structural Materials Science (PRISMS) Center

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