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Kevin P. Trumble

Professor of Materials Engineering
Director, Purdue Center for Metal Casting Research


School of Materials Engineering
Purdue University
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045
Phone: (765) 494-4114
Fax: (765) 494-1204
Email: driscol@ecn.purdue.edu
Homepage: https://engineering.purdue.edu/MSE/People/ptFaculty

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, Materials, 1990
M.S.E University of Michigan, Metallurgical Engineering, 1985
B.S.E. University of Michigan, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, 1985

Kevin Trumble joined the School of Materials Engineering in 1991, after spending a year as a Humboldt Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut in Stuttgart Germany, working on metal-ceramic interfaces.  As a student he gained experience as a metallurgist in superalloy, iron, and aluminum foundries, as well as in ceramics research.  At Purdue, Prof. Trumble lead the development of a general materials processing curriculum, with the development of 7 new courses in materials processing and manufacturing at both the graduate and undergraduate level.  He received the National Science Foundation National Young Investigator Award for research on metal-ceramic wetting, and continues to work in the area of complex capillarity problems (modeling and experiments) and predicting liquid infiltration kinetics.  Recent projects include infiltration and constrained solidification of superalloys through particulate ceramic performs, capillarity limits in mold filling, capillarity in investment casting mold dewaxing, and pressure infiltration kinetics in metal matrix composites.  In addition to consulting broadly with metals and ceramics industries, Prof. Trumble’s research has been supported by NSF, NASA, DOE, ARO, ARRL, and USDA.  He has been visiting researcher on sabbatical leaves at University of Queensland, Australia (1999) and Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany (2005). He served as Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division Representative to the Education Committee of TMS (2002-2005), and on the executive committee of the Ceramic Education Council (President, 1998-99) of the American Ceramic Society.

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