The International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory enables long-term, iterative studies within the unique, microgravity environment inside the ISS, including in-space materials research in the areas of advanced or exotic materials production. Access to persistent microgravity opens new opportunities for novel materials manufacturing, including unique microstructures, larger crystal growth, and potentially increased homogeneity. Please join us for a discussion of new research opportunities and current case studies of in-space production of advanced materials.
Host: Ken Savin, Senior Program Director of In-Space Production, ISS National Lab
Melt and Vapor Growth in the Solidification Using a Baffle in Sealed Ampoules (SUBSA) Furnace
Aleksandar Ostrogorsky, Illinois Institute of Technology
Solidification of High Quality Magnesium Alloys in Microgravity
Prashant Kumta, University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering and School of Dental Medicine