University of Notre Dame College of Engineering
C-SWARM | Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials

C-SWARM

Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Reactive Materials

Matt BeasonMatt Beason

Graduate Student
Purdue University

V&V/UQ and Experimental Physics Team

Field(s) of Interest

Heterogeneous combustion, shock induced chemistry, combustion synthesis, high pressure phase transitions, dynamic behavior of materials

Description of Your Work/Project in C-SWARM

I design and conduct experiments to characterize reactive composite particles (Ni/Al, B/TiN).  I provide physical measurements to ensure accurate modelling. A major component of this is performing flyer plate impact experiments on the composite particles.  

NNSA Laboratory Visit Information

I have not been fortunate enough to do my laboratory visit yet, but would be interested in working with any group in experimental shock physics. I would be particularly interested in working within LANL Shock and Detonation Physics group.

Honors/Awards

Ingersol-Rand Graduate Research Fellowship (2012-2013)

Dept./Major:

Mechanical Engineering

Field of Study:

Energetic Materials and Shock Physics

Degree Being Pursued:

Ph.D.

Academic Advisor:

Professor Steven F. Son

Degree(s) Held:

Bachelor of Science,
Mechanical Engineering