Sometimes science is expensive. We want to find out new things, but the price tag sometimes hinders that.
Fortunately, there are grants that can make up for the deficit.
Dr. Ridwan Sakidja, associate professor of physics, recently found a way to fund his research with the Department of Energy and the National Energy Technology Laboratory.
Missouri State will lead the effort with the federal government’s support of close to three quarters of one million dollars for Sakidja’s research with creep deformation.
What is creep?
Creep is when a solid material changes, or deforms, due to mechanical stress. This can happen if the metal gets too close to its breaking point or if it gets too close to the boiling point.
Sakidja’s research will focus on the effects of creep on nickel-based superalloys.
The end goal is to have better predictive creep models.
Congratulations, Dr. Sakidja!