Welcome to the Poerschke Group Research Site

Experimental microstructures from Poerschke research projects.

Poerschke Research Group Minnesota

The societal desire to increase global connectivity while reducing the consumption of fossil fuels drives the development of efficient transportation and energy conversion technologies. Progress is often limited by the capabilities of existing materials. To design the durable new materials needed for these applications, our research applies thermodynamics and kinetics principles to understand the evolution of metals, ceramics, and composite systems in complex chemical, thermal and mechanical environments.

Using complementary experimental and computational tools to elucidate the underlying science, we develop frameworks to predict the evolution of in-service performance to accelerate the optimization of constituent materials and system architectures. These approaches are being applied to problems in structural and functional materials systems. 

November 2018: PhD Students Yu-Hsuan Lin and Koen Verrijt join the group. Welcome!

August 2018: Our new 2000ºC-capable NETZSCH STA 449 F3 simultaneous thermal analysis system for TGA, DTA, and DSC was delivered. Time to melt some high-temperature materials! 

August 2018: Undergraduate members Bengt Symstand and Mikayla Roth presented posters about their UROP research at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. Great job!