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Eric M. Taleff

Dr. Taleff specializes in the mechanical behavior and the thermo-mechanical processing of structural materials, with emphasis on processing-microstructure-property relationships. His current research interests include the ductility of Al-Mg alloys at elevated temperatures, including superplasticity and superplastic alloys, and processing-microstructure-property relationships in hypereutectoid steels, particularly for high-strength wire applications. The Taleff Research Group works in these and other areas related to structural materials. Dr. Taleff was a member of the faculty of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics from 1995 until 1998, and since 1998 has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is an active member in the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, ASM International, and American Society of Professional Engineers professional societies. He has received several awards and honors, including: 1998 Faculty Excellence Award for the AEEM Department; 1998 Young Leader Internship of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society; and 1997 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award; 2001 Texas Excellence Teaching Award for the Cockrell School of Engineering from the Ex-Students' Association and the Cabinet of College Councils; and the 2001 Cockrell School of Engineering Award for Outstanding Engineering Teaching by an Assistant Professor, sponsored by Lockheed-Martin. He became the Faculty Advisor for Pi Tau Sigma, the National Honorary Mechanical Engineering Society in 2003. In 2005 he received the Charlotte Maer Patton Centennial Fellowship in Engineering. Dr. Taleff is also a member of the University of Texas Texas Materials Institute.

Most Recent Publications

  1. Terry McNelley, Keiichiro Oh-Ishi, Srinivasan Swaminathan, John Bradley, Paul E. Krajewski and Eric M. Taleff, "Characteristics of the GBS-SDC Transition during Bi-axial Forming of AA5083," Superplasticity In Advanced Materials - ICSAM 2012, (2012)
  2. Nicholas A. Pedrazas, Daniel L. Worthington, D. Allen Dalton, Paul A. Sherek, Sean P. Steuck, Hernan J. Quevedo, Aaron C. Bernstein, Eric M. Taleff and Todd Ditmire, "Effects of Microstructure and Composition on Spall Fracture in Aluminum," Materials Science And Engineering A, Vol. January, (2012)
  3. Jinwoo Lee, Michael D. Engelhardt and Eric M. Taleff, "Mechanical Properties of ASTM A992 Steel After Fire," Engineering Journal, American Institute Of Steel Construction, Vol. 29, (2012), 1, pp. 33-49
  4. Alexander J. Carpenter, Eric M. Taleff, Louis G. Hector, Jr., Jon T. Carter, and Paul E. Krajewski, "A Time-Dependent Material Model for the Simulation of Hot Gas-Pressure Forming of Magnesium Alloy AZ31," Superplasticity In Advanced Materials - ICSAM 2012, (2012)
  5. Alexander J. Carpenter, Anthony J. Barnes, and Eric M. Taleff, "High-Temperature Deformation of Magnesium ElektronTM 43," Superplasticity In Advanced Materials - ICSAM 2012, (2012)
  6. D. A. Dalton, D. L. Worthington, P. A. Sherek, N. A. Pedrazas, H. J. Quevedo, A. C. Bernstein, P. Rambo, J. Schwarz, A. Edens, M. Geissel, I.C. Smith, E. M. Taleff and T. Ditmire, Journal Of Applied Physics , Vol. 110, (2011), 103509
  7. Mohammed Ali Morovat, Michael D. Engelhardt, Eric M. Taleff and Todd Helwig, "Importance of Time-Dependent Material Behavior in Predicting Strength of Steel Columns Exposed to Fire," Applied Mechanics And Materials, Vol. 82, (2011), pp. 350-355
  8. Jun Qiao and Eric M. Taleff, "Superplasticity-Like Creep Behavior of Coarse-Grained Ternary Al Alloy," Transactions Of Nonferrous Metals Society Of China, Vol. 20, (2010), pp. 564-571
  9. Paul A. Sherek, Louis G. Hector, Jr., John R. Bradley, Paul E. Krajewski and Eric M. Taleff, "Simulation and Experiments for Hot Forming of Rectangular Pans in Fine-Grained Aluminum Alloy AA5083," Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 433, (2010), pp. 185-195
  10. Louis G. Hector, Jr., Paul E. Krajewski1, Eric M. Taleff and Jon T. Carter, "High-Temperature Forming of a Vehicle Closure Component in Fine-Grained Aluminum Alloy AA5083: Finite Element Simulations and Experiments," Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 433, (2010), pp. 197-210