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Lipkin, Don Professor


My research interests span the design, synthesis and testing of structural and protective materials that must survive under extreme thermochemical environments, such as in turbine engines, fusion reactors, x-ray tubes, and hypervelocity vehicles. How do we design structures to withstand thermal loads that would ordinarily burn through or melt their base materials? How do we make structures that combine new materials with system-level functionalities for cooling, actuating, or communicating? Another passion is achieving sustainability through life-cycle thinking in our materials design. How do we make prudent use of scarce or difficult-to-refine materials through materials design, substitution, reuse,

unconventional extraction, and recycling?

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