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Santo Padula Dr. Santo A. Padula II (NASA)
Materials Research Engineer
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Santo.A.Padula@nasa.gov
 
Education:
  • Ph.D. Material Science and Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Research Interests:
  • Development and Characterization of High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys (HTSMAs) and Structures
  • High Strain Rate Deformation Response of Metallic Systems
  • Deformation Response of Lattice Block and Metallic Foam Structures
  • Fatigue Crack Propagation of Nickel-Base Superalloys
  • Utilization of Imaging Techniques for Fracture Surface Reconstruction
Current Projects:
  • Mechanical characterization of High-Temperature Shape Memory Alloys (HTSMAs) for actuator applications
  • Development of interferometric-based methodology for sizing Orbiter window defects
  • Development of Lattice Block Structure (LBS) concepts for jet engine fan containment
  • Testing standards development for Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs)
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