Professor Richard James

CSENG Aerospace Eng & Mechanic
College of Science & Engineering
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Mathematical Design of Materials

The focus of this research is the search for singular materials, i.e., materials which at particular compositions, with special, nongeneric relations among material constants, exhibit extraordinary behavior. In particular they develop rigorous, mathematically-based computational methods for the following purposes:

  • To discover singular materials whose special behavior occurs at special compositions
  • To guide discovery of new concepts for exceptionally fast switching of phases
  • To discover flexible oxide ceramics with multimillion cycle repeatability
  • To investigate the light-induced phase transformation in hard materials
  • To discover the fundamental origins of hysteresis in magnetism

Project Investigators

Professor Richard James
Gunjan Pahlani
Anjanroop Singh
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