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Labortory Supervisor

Geoffry A. Taber

Geoff TaberEducation: B.S. Ohio State University 2012, also attended Hiram College, Kent State University,Columbus State Community College, Columbus College of Art & Design, High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Zelezny Brod (Czech Republic)

Experience: Johnson & Johnson, diagnostic medical imaging, ACME Art Co., executive director, Geoffrey Taber Glass, craftsman, Zoox Inc. Chief Technical Officer

Expertise: Control systems, automation, process equipment, instrumentation

Publications: Electrically driven expanding plasma (vaporizing metal) used for impulse metalworking, submitted to JMPT 2012, An Electromagnetically Driven Metalworking Press, ICHSF 2012 proceedings, Coupling Experiment and Simulation in Electromagnetic Forming Using Photon Doppler Velocimetry, Steel Research Int. 2009

Inventions: A technique for decorative metalloid crystal casting and anodization



Post-Doctoral Researchers

Anupam Vivek

Anupam VivekEducation/Experience: B.Tech, Mfg Sc. Engg, IIT Kharagpur; MS, PhD, Mat Sc. Eng, Ohio State University; Vice Chairman, Sheet metal forming subgroup, International Impulse Forming Group

Expertise: Experimental design and analysis for impulse-based metal forming for joining, welding, cutting and forming, terminal ballistics Non-Research: Cricket, Cooking, Whistling

Recent Grants and/or Publications:“Electrically Driven Rapidly Vaporizing Foils, Wires, and Strips Used for Collision Welding and Sheet Metal Forming”, US Provisional Patent, 2012

“Rapid Vaporization of Thin Conductors Used for Impulse Metalworking”, 2012, ICHSF

“Simulation and Instrumentation of Electromagnetic Compression of Steel Tubes:, 2011, JMPT




John D. DeFouw

John DeFouw Education/Experience: Ph.D. Northwestern University, B.S. Purdue University

2011-Present Postdoctoral Researcher, The Ohio State University

2009-2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2007-2008 Postdoctoral Researcher, Northwestern University

Expertise: Novel melt-based and reactive processing of castings, metal matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites, and metallic foams. In situ x-ray diffraction of processes. Reaction kinetics. High temperature mechanical behavior. Magnesium, boron, aluminum, nickel superalloy, NiTi, bulk-metallic-glass

Recent Grants and/or Publications: Processing and compressive creep of cast replicated IN792 Ni-base superalloy foams MSE A 2012, Cast-Replicated NiTiCu Foams with Superelastic Properties Met Mat Trans A 2012, Effect of processing variables on the reaction kinetics of MgB2 fibersPhysica C 2010, Superplastic compressive flow in MgB2 Acta Mat 2009, Mechanisms and kinetics of MgB2 synthesis from boron fibers Acta Mat 2008, In situ X-ray synchrotron diffraction study of MgB2 synthesis from elemental powders Acta Mat 2008, Processing and structure of open-celled amorphous metal foams Scripta Mat 2004, In situ synthesis of superconducting MgB2 fibers within a magnesium matrix APL 2003


Bert Liu

Education/Experience: Research Associate, Daehn Research Group, The Ohio State University; B.S. Chemical Engineering, UCLA, 2010; FTTA.

Expertise: Vaporizing-foil collision welding of Ti-Fe

Recent Grants and/or Publications: “Small-scale Explosion Welding of Titanium and Steel: Method and Optimal parameters,” abstract submission, Hayes Graduate Research Forum.