Lados and iMdc have for several years also led research on additive manufacturing, in which functional three-dimensional components are built up, layer by layer, from unit materials, guided by computer models. Lados studies the intrinsic characteristics and properties of metals, including titanium, nickel, and aluminum, that can are deposited using a variety of laser- and electron beam-based additive manufacturing techniques. Her innovative and extensive work in this area is producing fundamental materials science knowledge, databases, design tools, and computational models that are helping understand these techniques and determine their advantages and suitability for fabricating and repairing critical structural components. Through collaborations with the Air Force Research Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, the iMdc team has also completed pioneering work on three-dimensional material characterization and fatigue testing and evaluation of additive manufactured materials using a high-energy synchrotron.
This work has resulted in several national and international honors for Lados. In 2013 the World Academy of Structural Integrity awarded her the inaugural Constance Tipper Silver Medal, which recognizes international achievement at mid-career, as well as seminal research and successful knowledge transfer to industrial applications. In 2012 ASM International, the materials information society, presented Lados with the Silver Medal of the Society. ASM's most distinguished honor for mid-career professionals, the silver medal recognizes outstanding contributions to materials science and engineering, leadership, and service to ASM and the materials profession.
In addition to her recent honors, Lados has won numerous accolades for her work as a researcher and educator. In 2010 she became the first WPI professor selected to participate in
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