Prof. Michel W. Barsoum

Drexel University, USA

Plenary lecture
Ripplocations: A new micromechanism in the deformation of layered solids

Prof. Michel W. Barsoum is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University. He is an internationally recognized leader in the area of MAX phases and more recently the 2D solids labeled MXenes derived from the MAX phases. Most recently he discovered a new micromechanism ĘC ripplocation - in the deformation of layered solids. With over 350refereed publications and a h index > 60, his work has been highly and widely cited. He is the author of two entries on the MAX phases in the Encyclopedia of Materials Science and the books,MAX Phases: Properties of Machinable Carbides and Nitrides and Fundamentals of Ceramics,a leading textbook in his field. He is a fellow of the American Ceramic Soc.and the World Academy of Ceramics. In 2000 he was awarded a Humboldt-Max Planck Research Award for Senior US Research Scientists and spent a sabbatical year at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, Germany.In 2008 he spent a sabbatical at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as the prestigious Wheatly Scholar. Since 2008 he has been a visiting professor at Linkoping University in Sweden. He spent his latest sabbatical at Imperial College in London and the Grenoble Institute of Technology, in France.

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