Mark Aindow

Mark Aindow
Executive Director for Innovation, External Engagement, and Industry Relations
Ph.D., University of Liverpool (1989), England

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
97 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: IMS-204
Phone: (860) 486-2644
Email: Web:


 Research Interests

  • Conductive oxide coatings for metallic SOFC interconnects
  • Novel alloys for electrical contact applications
  • Microstructural stability in nanocomposite ceramic materials
  • Development of ultra-high strength aluminum alloys
  • Microstructural development in heteroepitaxial thin films
  • Application of lasers to materials processing
  • Catalytic nanomaterials

Recent Publications

Controlling the nature of etched Si nanostructures: High versus low load metal-assisted catalytic etching (MACE) of Si powders, K Tamarov, JD Swanson, BA Unger, KW Kolasinski, AT Ernst, M Aindow, V-P Lehto, J Riikonen, ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 12: 4787-4796 (2020).

Mesoscale Modeling of Jet Initiation Behavior and Microstructural Evolution during Cold Spray Single Particle Impact, S Suresh, S-W Lee, M Aindow, HD Brody, VK Champagne Jr, AM Dongare, Acta Mater 182: 197-206 (2020).

Hierarchical Nanostructuring of Porous Silicon with Regenerative Electroless Etching, E Mäkilä, A-M Anton Wilmore, H Yu, M Irri, M Aindow, T Teesalu, L Canham, KW Kolasinski, J Salonen, ACS Nano 13: 13056-13064 (2019).

Supercritical Deposition Coupled with Ammonia Treatment: A New Route to Co-Promoted N-doped Carbon Aerogels with High ORR Activity, S Ünsal, MB Yağcı, SE Bozbağ, B Deljoo, M Aindow, C Erkey, Energy Technology 7: 1900450 (2019).

Development of Quasicrystal Morphology in Gas-Atomized Icosahedral-Phase-Strengthened Aluminum Alloy Powders, H Leonard, S. Rommel, TJ Watson, T Policandriotes, M. Aindow, Mater Des 182: 108094 (2019).

Aerobic self-esterification of alcohols assisted by mesoporous manganese and cobalt oxide, E Moharreri, S Biswas, B Deljoo, D Kriz, S Lim, S Elliott, S Dissanayake, M Dabaghian, M Aindow, SL Suib, ChemCatChem 11: 3413-3422(2019).

Fabrication of a Multi-Phase Porous High-Temperature Mo-Si-B Alloy by in-situ Reaction Synthesis, Y Huang, LQ Zhang, M Wang, H Zhang, M Aindow, Powder Metall 62: 258-266 (2019).

Mechanical properties of supersonic-impacted Al6061 microparticles, TJ Flanagan, BA Bedard, AM Dongare, HD Brody, A Nardi, VK Champagne Jr, M Aindow, S-W Lee, Scripta Materialia 171: 52-56 (2019).

Eutectic Microstructures in Dilute Al-Ce and Al-Co Alloys, Y Sun, C Hung, RJ Hebert, C Fennessy, S Tulyani, M Aindow, Mater Char 154: 269-276 (2019).

Surfactant selection as a strategy for tailoring the structure and properties of UCT manganese oxides, B Deljoo, T Jafari, R Miao, M-P Nieh, SL Suib and M Aindow. Mater Des 180: 107902 (2019).

Studies of thermally activated processes in gas-atomized Al alloy powders: in situ STEM heating experiments on FIB-cut cross-sections, S Vijayan, BA Bedard, MA Gleason, HR Leonard, DL Cote, M Aindow, J Mater Sci 54: 9921-9932 (2019).

Magnetic and Tunable Dielectric Properties of DyCrO3 Thin Films, A McDannald, S Vijayan, J Shi, A Chen, Q Jia, M Aindow, M. Jain, J Mater Sci 54: 8984-8994 (2019).

Crystallographically Determined Etching and Its Relevance to the Metal Assisted Catalytic Etching (MACE) of Silicon Powders, KW Kolasinski, BA Unger, A Ernst, M Aindow, Front. Chem. 6: 651 (2019).

Temperature Calibration of In Situ TEM Specimen Heating Holders by Isothermal Sublimation of Silver Nanocubes, S Vijayan, M Aindow, Ultramicroscopy 196: 142-153 (2019).

Microstructure and Micromechanical Response in Gas-Atomized Al 6061 Alloy Powder and Cold-Sprayed Splats, BA Bedard, T Flanagan, AT Ernst, A Nardi, AM Dongare, HD Brody, VK Champagne Jr., S-W Lee, M Aindow, J. Therm. Spray. Technol. 27: 1563-1578 (2018).

Effect of Transition Metal Alloying Elements on the Deformation of Ti-44Al-8Nb-0.2B-0.2Y Alloys, LQ Zhang, G Ge, J Lin, M Aindow, LC Zhang, Sci. Rep. 8: 14242 (2018).

Effect of Heat Treatments on Microstructural Evolution of Additively Manufactured and Wrought 17-4PH Stainless Steel, Y Sun, RJ Hebert, M Aindow, Mater. Des. 156: 429-440 (2018).

Unraveling the Mesoscale Evolution of Microstructure during Supersonic Impact of Aluminum Powder Particles, S Suresh, S-W Lee, M Aindow, HD Brody, VR Champagne and AM Dongare, Sci. Rep. 8: 10075 (2018).

Insights into the Plasticity of Ag3Sn from Density Functional Theory, IN Bakst, H Yu, M Bahadori, H Yu, S-W Lee, M Aindow, CR Weinberger. Int. J. Plast. 110: 57-73 (2018).

A Nanoindentation Study of the Plastic Deformation and Fracture Mechanisms in Single-Crystalline CaFe2As2, KG Frawley, I Bakst, JT Sypek, S Vijayan, CR Weinberger, PC Canfield, M Aindow and S-W Lee, JOM. 70: 1074-1080 (2018).

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