Welcome to the Charpagne research group at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign,

The aim of our research is to design sustainable and safer structural materials with increased lifetime under extreme environments by tailoring their microstructure. To reach this goal, we develop innovative correlative microscopy techniques. These consist in collecting, digitizing and analyzing multi-modal electron and X-ray microscopy data, collected over large microstructure regions. This allows us to conduct automated and non-human biased statistical analyzes at the microstructure scale, that are representative of the material.

Doing so not only accelerates our understanding of materials behavior but also enables to design new alloys with custom microstructure for superior performance. We do this using either conventional techniques (arc-melting, rolling, heat treatments) or innovative manufacturing pathways such as laser powder directed energy deposition.

We gratefully acknowledge our funding sources:


and generous gifts from: