Foley, Robin D., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor, Electron Optics Lab Manager

Business Engineering Complex
BEC 371
1150 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-4461

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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.S., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana

B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana.

TEACHING

MSE 280 - Introduction to Materials

MSE 465 – Characterization of Materials

RESEARCH

Materials characterization and casting research

RECENT PUBLICATIONS (2008-2010) (also published as R.D. Griffin)

P. P. Chintalapati, J. A. Griffin and R.D. Griffin, “Effect of Applied Isostatic Pressure during Solidification on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Alloy A206”, AFS Transactions, V. 116, Paper No. 08-079 (2008) 169-184.

L. Winardi, R.D. Griffin, J.V. Grabel; “Effects of Core Drying Methods on LOI, Gas Evolution, and Core Permeability”, AFS Transactions, V. 116. paper no. 08-047, (2008).

L. Winardi, P. Scarber, Jr., R.D. Griffin, D. Weiss; “Comparison of Gas Evolution Results from Chemically Bonded Cores in Contact with Magnesium and Aluminum Melts”, AFS Transactions, V. 116, Paper No. 08-048, (2008), 769-783.

L. Winardi, H.E. Littleton, R.D. Griffin, J.A. Griffin; “Gas from Green Sand Molds and Vapor Transport Zone”, AFS Transactions, V. 116 Paper No. 08-049, (2008) 381-398.

L.Winardi, R.D. Griffin, G. Wilkinson; Comparison of Gas Evolution and Permeability of Green Sand Molds and Chemically Bonded Sands, AFS Transactions, V. 116, Paper No. 08-050, (2008) 399-412.

L. Winardi, R.D. Griffin, J.A. Griffin, H. Onda, S. Harada, A. Yoshida; Gas Evolution and Permeability of Shell Cores in Contact with Aluminum, AFS Transactions, V. 116, Paper No. 08-107, (2008), 445-461.

L. Winardi, R.D. Griffin, H.E. Littleton, J.A. Griffin; Variables Affecting Gas Evolution Rates and Volumes from Cores in Contact with Molten Metal, AFS Transactions, paper no. 08-130, 2008.

J.A. Griffin, R.D. Griffin,; Surface/Near Surface Indications- Characterization of Surface Indications from Magnetic Particle and Liquid Penetrant Inspection; Proceedings of the 2008 SFSA Technical and Operating Conference. 2008.

A. Druschitz, R.D. Griffin, J.A. Griffin, H.E. Littleton, M. Renfro, P. Scarber, L. Winardi; Metalcasting Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; Int. Journal of Metal Casting; v. 2, no. 4, 2008, 83-89.

E. Druschitz, A. Druschitz, R.D. Foley, “Modeling the Solidification Under Pressure Casting Process for Aluminum Alloys”, Proceedings of the 2010 TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition. 2010.

J.A. Griffin, R.D. Foley, “Surface/Near Surface Indications – Variation of Surface Indications from Magnetic Particle and Liquid Penetrant Inspections”, Proceedings of the 2009 Steel Founders’ Technical and Operating Confererence, 2009. RESEARCH FUNDING (2008-2010) “Well Damped Iron Phase II”, Chrysler LLC, 2008-2009.

“Materials Application Research Project Task 1”, AMRDEC, 2008-2009.

“Materials Application Research Project Research Center Project”, AMRDEC, 2008-2009.

“Materials Application Research Project Research Center Project”, AMRDEC, 2008-2009.

Microstructural Analysis of Aluminum Castings – Comparison to Modeling Results”, 2008.

“Casting Design, Inspection and Quality Standards for Military and Aerospace Aluminum Castings”, DLA Advanced Technology Institue, 2008-2010.

“Manufacturing Advanced Engineered Components Using Lost Foam Casting Technology, Industrial Sponsors and DOE/Advanced Technology Institute Budget Modification” 2008-2009.

“Surface/Near Surface Indications – Characterization of Surface Anomalies Budget Modification”, DoE, 2008-2009.

”Impact of Molten Iron and Aluminum on Protective Fabrics”, Venture Stage Marketing, Auburn Manufacturing, International Materials LLC, Drifire Corporation, Gentex Corporation, 2009.

“High Strength, High Toughness, Cast Aluminum Alloy”; Advanced Technologies Institute (Benet Labs), 2009-2010.

“Verification of New Radiographic Acceptance Criteria for Steel Castings”; Advanced Technologies Institute (Benet Labs), 2009-2010.

“Digital Radiography of Thin Section Steel Castings, AMC-CIDR, 2010-2012.

”Impact of Molten Iron and Aluminum on Protective Fabrics”, Chapman Innovation, Toray Fluorofibers, 2010.

“Austempered Ductile Iron”, AFS, 2010-2011.

 

“Materials Processing and Applications Development Center of Excellence for Industry”, 2010-2011. SERVICE (Current) Department Representative and School Wide-Chair for Safety and Security Committee Member School of Engineering Computer Committee UAB Safe Zone Volunteer for School of Engineering