Dr. Brendan Croom is a postdoc researcher whose work focuses on developing quantitative analysis and testing techniques to relate microstructure and defect populations to the deformation, damage, and failure mechanics of materials. He uses full-field microscopy and deformation measurement methods such as digital image correlation/digital volume correlation, x-ray computed tomography, and in situ mechanical testing to identify the relationship between deformation localization and the underlying structure. This versatile framework is applied to additively manufactured materials, high-temperature coatings, composites, and foams. Additional areas of expertise include microscopy and crystallography, nondestructive evaluation, and plasma spray.
Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Virginia
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
University of South Carolina