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    Sammy Tin, PhD - Associate Professor of Materials Engineering

    Sammy Tin, PhD

    Associate Professor of Materials Engineering

    Office: E1-202

    Phone: 312.567.3780
    Fax: 312.567.7230
    Web: High Temperature Structural Materials Laboratory


    • Solidification, thermo-mechanical processing, mechanical behavior, corrosion and microstructural characterization of Ni-base superalloys and other high performance structural materials systems.


    • California Polytechnic State University, B.S., Materials Engineering
    • Carnegie Mellon University, M.S., Materials Science and Engineering
    • University of Michigan, Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering


    Analytical and computational solutions of partial differential equations.

    Physical metallurgy of metals and advanced engineering materials, including structure, composition, mechanical properties and processing.

    Understanding the fundamental limitations controlling various material properties and incorporating engineering solutions to overcome these deficiencies.

    Development, validation and implementation of numerical models to simulate and predict microstructural transformations during processing and deformation.

    Current Projects


    • 2004 Rolls-Royce Mark Shipton Patent Award for the development of innovative materials technology
    • 2006 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Cook/Ablett Award
    • 2007 American Society of Materials Marcus A Grossmann Award



    Selected Publications

    Professional Society Memberships

    Department of Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Engineering
    10 West 32nd Street
    243 Engineering 1 Building
    Chicago, IL 60616-3793
    Phone: 312.567.3175
    Fax: 312.567.7230