-Displacive Phase Transformations
-High-Tc Superconductor Materials
-Applied Magnetic Field Effects on Materials Behavior
-Processing - Microstructure - Properties Relationships
Dr. Ferreira's research interests focus on the study of the relationships between processing, microstructure, and properties of metallic and ceramic systems, and the fundamental underlying mechanisms of structural and property changes induced by dislocation dynamics and dislocation interactions with interfaces and crystalline defects. Processing studies are primarily concerned with the application of thermomechanical and thermomagnetic treatments to metallic alloys, shape memory alloys, magnetic materials and high-Tc superconductors. Of special interest is the role that those treatments play in dislocation mechanisms, displacive phase transformations, grain boundary design and texture development in these materials.
Affiliated Research Units
Now that you've used EUREKA to identify a faculty member whose research interests match your own, read about getting involved in research at The University of Texas at Austin.
The Office of Undergraduate Research recommends that you attend an info session before contacting faculty members about research opportunities. We'll cover the steps to getting involved, tips for contacting faculty, funding possibilities, and options for course credit.
If you aren't able to attend an info session, contact the Office of Undergraduate Research to schedule an appointment with an advisor.