Bulk metallic glass – a new engineering material
In the past 25 years metallic glasses have evolved into a serious engineering material. These new bulk metallic glasses can be cast into parts of up to one centimeter thickness. They combine high strength and elasticity with an easy processability and formability that is comparable to polymers or oxide glasses. This talk provides a short introduction into science and technology of bulk metallic glasses.
About Professor Ralf Busch
Ralf Busch is a German physicist with focus on Materials Science. His area of expertise is the research on bulk metallic glasses.
Ralf Busch started to study physics in 1983 at the University of Goettingen in Germany. In 1992, he received his PhD in Goettingen at the Institute of Metalphysics. In 1993, he went to the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA (USA) as a Feodor-Lynen-fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation. There he started to work on bulk metallic glasses. In 1999, he became Assistant Professor for Materials Science in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Oregon State University. There he became Associate Professor with tenure in 2004. In 2005, he received a Chair Professorship for metallic materials at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany.