Rainer Hebert

Rainer Hebert

Director of Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center
Associate Director of the Institute of Materials Science (IMS)
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003)

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
97 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: IMS-013C
Phone: (860) 486-3155
Email: rainer.hebert@uconn.edu

Current Research

  • Additive manufacturing: alloy development
  • Additive manufacturing: process capabilities
  • Steel: improvements in elevated temperature strength for high strength low alloy steel
  • Metallic glasses: devitrification reactions

Awards & Honors

2010-2011 Materials Science and Engineering Program Teaching Award

Recent Publications

Sahoo, S., Alpay, S.P., Hebert, R.J. (2018) “Surface phase diagrams of titanium in Oxygen, Nitrogen and Hydrogen Environments: A first principles analysis”, Surface Science, vol. 677, 18-25.

Nayak, S.K., Hung, C.J., Sharma, V., Alpay, S.P., Dongare, A.M., Brindley, W., Hebert, R.J., “Point defects in titanium: An ab-initio data mining analysis” npj Computational Materials, 4, Article number: 11 (2018), published online, March 16, 2018.

Sun, Y., Hebert, R.J., Aindow, M. (2018) “Non-metallic inclusions in 17-4PH stainless steel parts produced by selective laser melting”, Materials and Design, vol. 140, 153-162.

Sun, Y., Aindow, M., Hebert, R.J. (2018) “Comparison of virgin Ti-6Al-4V powders for additive manufacturing”, Additive Manufacturing, vol. 21, 544-555.

Khassaf, H., Patel, T., Hebert, R.J., Alpay, S.P. (2018) “Flexocaloric Response of Epitaxial Ferroelectric Films” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 123, 024102.

Sun, Y., Aindow, M., Hebert, R.J., Langdon, T., Lavernia, E. (2017) “High-pressure torsion induced phase transformations and grain refinement in Al/Ti composites”. J. Mater. Sci, published online, DOI 10.1007/s10853-017-1331-z.

Sun, Y., Aindow, M., Hebert, R.J. (2017) “The Effect of Recycling on the Oxygen Distribution in Ti-6Al-4V Powder for Additive Manufacturing”, Materials at High Temperatures, published online October 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603409.2017.1389133.

Patel, T., Khassaf, H., Vijayan, S., Bassiri-Gharb, N., Aindow, A., Alpay, S.P., Hebert, R.J. (2016) “Metalorganic solution deposition of lead zirconate titanate films onto an additively manufactured Ni-based superalloy”, Acta Materialia, vol. 122, 352-358.

Hebert, R.J. (2016) “Viewpoint: metallurgical aspects of powder bed metal additive

manufacturing”, J Mater Sci, vol. 51, 1165-1175 (invited, first issue of Journal of Materials Science with viewpoint articles).

Hebert, R.J., Perpezko, J.H., Rösner, H., Wilde, G. (2016) “Deformation-driven catalysis of nanocrystallization in amorphous Al alloys”, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol., vol. 7, 1428-1433.

Vaidya, S., Zhang, L., Maddala M., Hebert, R., Wright, J., Shukla, A., Kim, J.-H. (2015) “Quasi-static response of sandwich steel beams with corrugated cores”, Engr Struct, vol. 97, 80-89.

Wright, J., Hebert, R., Maddala, D., Shukla, A. (2015) “Experimental study on the response of graded corrugated steel armor to shock loading”, Meccanica, vol. 50(2), 479-492.