The 2nd annual LAMDA Research Symposium was held virtually on July 28, 2022. Dr. Arden Moore from LATech led Session 1: Intellectual Merit, featuring researcher and student presentations on the science drivers, including “Complex Concentrated Alloys (CCAs) with balanced mechanical performance” and “AM-compatible Thermoset Shape Memory Polymers (TSMPs) with enhanced service life.”
Dr. Ramu Ramachandran from LATech led Session 2: Broader Impacts, featuring updates on the Core User Facilities, workforce development, outreach, faculty hiring update, LAMDA seed grants, and the graduate student retreat. In addition, Dr. Besangie Sellars with OEIE at Kansas State University provided information on the external evaluator report.
There were also breakout sessions with the students and postdocs, External Review Board, Industry Advisory Board, leadership team, among others. Dr. Jeanne Small, NSF OIA Program Director, wrapped up the day’s activities with valuable feedback and encouragement.
LAMDA 2022 Symposium Proceedings
LAMDA Student Retreat and Poster Contest
The graduate students participated in the symposium online poster competition as part of the LAMDA graduate student retreat on June 24, 2022. Graduate student leaders at the retreat were Saber Nemati with LSU, Michael Talachian with LSU, and Nisha Dhariwal with LATech.
26 students from LSU, ULL, LATech, Southern, Tulane and UNO presented their research posters virtually. Welcoming remarks were given by the LAMDA Principal Investigator, Dr. Michael Khonsari. There were also two guest speakers, Dr. Dongmei Cao, who introduced the LSU Shared Instrumentation Facility, and Dr. Dimitris Nikitopoulos who shared information about the LAMDA Core User Facilities.
Congratulations to our 2022 LAMDA Research Symposium graduate student poster contest winners!
Diego Segura Ibarra and Fan Li (LATech)
“Predicting the Thermomechanical Response of Shape Memory Polymers using Deep Learning”
William Ard (LSU)
“Can AI/ML outperform human expert in crack detection?”
Adithya Challapalli (LSU)
“Inverse design of thin-walled cellular unit cells for superior strength and impact absorption”
Nisha Dhariwal (LATech)
“A computational study of the impact of Al alloying on the Ti/TiN interfacial strength”
Saber Nemati (LSU)
“Vision Transformers in Automated Material Characterization”
Gloria Sulley (Tulane)
“Machine learning approach for screening alloy surfaces for stability in catalytic reaction conditions”
Obed Tetteh (Southern University)
“Electrically self-healing sandwich panel with a grid-stiffened shape memory polymer core”
2022 LAMDA Technical Conference
LAMDA held the second annual technical conference virtually on March 4, 2022. The day featured speakers on the research occurring for each of the science drivers, plus LAMDA Seed Award recipients introduced themselves and their projects.
See also: Previous Symposiums