Adjunct Adjunct Professor

Contact InformationRobert Varin

Research Interests

  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Nanomaterials for solid state hydrogen storage
  • Intermetallics
  • Composites
  • Grain boundaries in polycrystals
  • Energy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Automotive
  • Nanostructured and amorphous materials for solid state hydrogen storage
  • MgB2-based nanostructured superconductors
  • Intermetallics
  • Solid state hydrogen refueling systems for vehicular applications
  • Solid state hydrogen reservoirs for supplying Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell vehicles

Education

  • 1976, Doctorate, Mech.Eng., Warsaw University of Technology
  • 1972, Master's, Mech.Eng., Warsaw University of Technology

Courses*

  • ME 533 - Non-metallic and Composite Materials
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • ME 631 - Mechanical Metallurgy
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • ME 738 - Special Topics in Materials
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Atashin, Sanam and Wen, John and Varin, RA, Optimizing milling energy for enhancement of solid-state magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) thermal extraction for permanent CO2 storage, RSC Advances, 2016
  • {l}aw and Perkowski, Krzysztof and Zasada, Dariusz and Kobus, Izabela and Konopka, Gustaw and Czujko, Tomasz and Varin, Robert A, A novel Fe--Cr--Nb matrix composite containing the TiB 2 neutron absorber synthesized by mechanical alloying and final hot isostatic pressing (HIP) in the Ti-tubing, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 674, 2016, 425 - 434
  • {l} and {L}azińska, Magda and Lipiński, Stanis{l}aw and Polkowski, Wojciech and Czujko, Tomasz and Varin, Robert A, Structure and properties of the Fe 3 Al-type intermetallic alloy fabricated by laser engineered net shaping (LENS), Materials Science and Engineering: A, 650, 2016, 374 - 381
  • Varin, Robert A and Bidabadi, AR Shirani, Nanostructured complex hydride systems for hydrogen generation, AIMS Energy, 3, 2015, 121 - 143
  • Bidabadi, Amirreza Shirani and Korinek, Andreas and Botton, Gianluigi A and Varin, Robert A, High resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction studies of nanocrystalline manganese borohydride (Mn (BH 4) 2) after mechano-chemical synthesis and thermal dehydrogenation, Acta Materialia, 100, 2015, 392 - 400