Douglas Ivey is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta (Canada). He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Materials from the University of Windsor (Canada) in 1985.
Douglas Ivey's research focuses on applying high resolution microstructural characterization techniques to understanding the relationships between materials structure, properties and processing. Materials studied include microalloyed steels, semiconductor metallizations, hydrogen storage materials, materials for electrochemical energy storage (e.g., solid oxide fuel cells, supercapacitors and rechargeable batteries) and minerals in oil sands.
Keywords: Physical Metallurgy, Materials Characterization, Electron Microscopy, Electrochemical Energy Storage, Steels
Atomic mechanisms of solid state diffusion and diffusion in multicomponent and multiphase systems. Thermodynamics of mass transfer, and microstructure evolution in liquid-solid and vapor-solid transformations. Interfaces in crystals, interphase boundaries and phase shapes. Applications in solidification processes, casting, welding, vapour deposition and sputtering methods. Prerequisites: MAT E 211, and 204 or 301.Fall Term 2020
Experimental data processing and report writing. Materials processing, characterization, and testing. Particle size reduction and separation. Prerequisites: MAT E 211 and STAT 235.Fall Term 2020
Principles and design of the scanning electron microscope, electron beam-specimen interactions, image formation, x-ray microanalysis in the scanning electron microscope, specimen preparation, application to materials analysis. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.Winter Term 2021