Center for Additively Manufactured Complex Systems Under Extremes

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The scientific goal of the Center for Additively Manufactured Complex Systems under Extremes (CAMCSE) is to advance fundamental understanding of how Additively Manufactured Compositionally Complex Systems respond to extreme environments of pressure, temperature, and strain rates. Specifically, we seek to reveal the nature and mechanisms underlying their phase transformation, microstructure evolution, strength, and plasticity.

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CAMSCE Highlights

Congratulations to Anirudh Hari

Congratulations to Anirudh Hari

Congratulations to Graduate Student, Anirudh Hari (Stanford University) for recognition for Outstanding Poster at the 2024 SSAP Symposium. (Mentor, Dr. Leora Dresselhaus-Marais)


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Professional Development

Co-Advisement/Skills Development

Faculty from partner institutions serve on graduate committee of CAMCSE students as well as provide mentoring, professional development, and skills training.


Assignment of a collaborative contact at DOE/NNSA Lab/sites.

Mandatory Summer Workshops

Team-taught workshops in (a) Additive Manufacturing, (b) Machine Learning in Materials Science, (c) Static and Dynamic Compression of Materials, (d) Crystal Structure Refinements under Extremes, and (e) Measurements and Modeling of Mechanical Behavior under Varying Strain Rates.


8-week summer internship for four students/year at LANL, LLNL, or SNL.

Bench Strength Development

Postdocs and early career faculty bought into leadership roles within CAMSCE and provided the training and support to prepare them to lead team-based science efforts.

Leadership/Communication Training

CAMCSE students/postdocs present at SSAA symposium.

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  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Machine Learning in Materials Science
  • Static and Dynamic Compression of Materials
  • Crystal Structure Refinements under Extremes
  • Measurements and Modeling of Mechanical Behavior under Varying Strain Rates

To be announced, coming Summer 2024

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Our Research

Bridging Fundamental Knowledge Gaps by CAMCSE:

  1. Construct phase diagrams of AM CCSs under static and dynamic compression to 100 GPa and 2300 K (high pressure, high temperature).
  2. Elucidate microstructure evolution and dislocation kinetics in AM CCSs under dynamic compression.
  3. Understand dynamically localized plastic deformation and strength of AM CCSs under microballistic impact.
  4. Reveal the effects of grain structure and local chemical order on microstructure change and phase transformation under high strain rate from 104 to 109 s-1.


Stay up to date with our latest events with our events calendar and annual symposium.

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LIPIT: Laser-induced projectile impact test” (LIPIT)

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Jae-Hwang Lee (UMass)

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Diamond Anvil Cell for CAMCSE

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Yogesh Vohra (UAB)

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Laser powder-bed fusion video. The machine model is EOS M290.

Submitted by

Wen Chen (UMass)

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