Clean manufacturing: cold spraying high performance surfaces
Mining and Materials Engineering, PhD candidate
Kirk H. Bevan, Supervisor
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
From improving the performance of surfaces to expanding the use of ceramics in advanced technologies; metal/ceramic interfaces are the answer. Unfortunately, joining metals and ceramics typically involves expensive reaction joining techniques. Cold spray is a clean additive process with promising potential for production of protective metal/ceramic coatings and ceramic metallization. Sara’s research investigates the key factors involved in adhesion of these cold sprayed interfaces. The applications are endless, ranging from aerospace and automotive, to biomedical and electrical industries.