Educational Background

  • B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (Ceramic Science and Engineering), The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University-Applied Research Laboratory
  • Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University-Applied Research Laboratory

Research Interests

  • Nanoindentation methods to characterize material behavior
  • Nanomaterials characterization
  • Hard coatings for defense applications
  • Environmental degradation of materials
  • Non-destructive testing and evaluation
  • Structure property relationships for engineered materials
  • Spray metal forming
  • Metal matrix and polymer matrix composites
  • Ceramic cutting tools

Courses

  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanics I & II
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Composites
  • Fracture Mechanics

Recent Grants and Awards

  • Dean's Fellowship Grant- Bucknell University (Sept 2014)
  • Scholarly Development Grant, Bucknell University (May 2014)
  • Curricular Development Grant for Bucknell University (May 2012) - Principal Investigator
  • National Science Foundation, Material Research Instrumentation Program (NSF-MRI): "Acquisition of a Nanoindenter for Characterization of Biological and Advanced Engineering Materials" D.Ebenstein (PI), M.Sharma, C.Stayton & K.Wakabayashi (Co-PI's). $262,852 (2010)
  • Curricular Development Grant, Bucknell University, (May 2008)
  • AFRL/MLLMP - Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR-Phase2)- AF06-089
  • "Innovative Corrosion Protection via Cold Spray Kinetic Metallization" -Collaborative proposal with Kuchera Defense Systems (Windber, PA) and The Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory, (Co-PI) $750,000 (2007)  
  • National Science Foundation Grant - NSF-NUE NUE proposal in collaboration with other Bucknell Faculty to set up a Nanofabrication Facility. The objective of the project is to enhance undergraduate education in the area of nanomaterials (with Jablonski,Ebenstien et.al) (Senior Personnel) $199,685 (2007)   
  • AFRL/MLLMP - Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR-Phase1)- AF06-089 "Innovative Corrosion Protection via Cold Spray Kinetic Metallization" -Collaborative proposal with Kuchera Defense Systems (Windber, PA) and The Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory, (Co-PI) $100,000 (2006)  
  • National Science Foundation Grant- Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) "Acquisition of Instrumentation for Materials Characterization and Nondestructive Evaluation", M.M. Sharma (PI)  with C.W. Ziemian (Co-PI) $63,000 (2006)  
  • Scholarly Development Grant, Bucknell University (2006)  
  • Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Minority Junior Faculty Grant, Bucknell University, "Evaluation of the Failure Mechanisms During Stress Corrosion Cracking of Al-Mg Nanocrystalline Alloys for use in Naval Applications", PI, $14,830 (2005)  
  • NACE International Seed Grant from Federal Office of Naval Research," Investigation of the Stress Corrosion Cracking Resistance of Al-Mg Alloys, PI $20,000(2004)   
  • NACE International Seed Grant from Federal Office of Naval Research," Investigation of the Stress Corrosion Cracking Resistance of Al-Mg Alloys", PI $20,000 (2003)

Selected Publications

M.M. Sharma, J.D. Tomedi and J.M. Parks, A Microscopic Study on the Corrosion Fatigue of Ultra-Fine Grained and Conventional Al-Mg alloy" Corrosion Science 93 (2015) pp.180-190  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2015.01.020

M.M. Sharma, T.J. Eden, B. Golesich, "Effect of Surface Preparation on the Microstructure, Adhesion and Tensile Properties of Cold Sprayed Aluminum Coatings on AA2024 Substrates," J of Surf and Coatings Techn. Febr 2015, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp. 410-422.                                  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11666-014-0175-1

M.M. Sharma, J.D. Tomedi and T.J.Weigley, "Slow Strain Rate Testing and Stress Corrosion Cracking of Ultra-Fine Grained and Conventional Al-Mg alloy" Mat.Sci Eng. A, Volume 619, 1 December 2014, Pages 35-46 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2014.09.062

J.M. Schreiber, Z.R. Omcikus, T.J. Eden, M.M. Sharma, V. Champagne, S.N. Patankar," Combined effect of hot extrusion and heat treatment on the mechanical behavior of 7055 AA processed via spray metal forming" Journal of Alloys and Compounds Volume 617, 25 December 2014, pp.135-139 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.07.184

C.W. Ziemian, M.M. Sharma, B.D. Bouffard, T. Nissley, T.J. Eden,"Effect of Substrate Surface Roughening and Cold Spray Coating on the Fatigue Life of AA2024 Specimens", J of Mater and Design 54 (2014), pp. 212-221 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2013.08.061

M.M. Sharma, C.W. Ziemian and B.D. Bouffard, "Effect of Surface Preparation on Corrosion Performance of Cold Sprayed Coatings Applied to AA2024-T351 Substrates" Proceedings of VI Aluminium Surface Science & Technology Symposium May 27th - 31st (2012) in Sorrento, Italy.

C.W. Ziemian, M.M. Sharma, B.D. Bouffard, "Effect of Surface Preparation and Cold Spray Coating on the Fatigue Performance of AA2024 Substrates" in Proceedings at VI Aluminium Surface Science & Technology Symposium May 27th - 31st (2012) in Sorrento, Italy.

Ziemian, C.W., Sharma, M.M., Ziemian, S.N. (2012). Anisotropic Mechanical Properties of ABS Parts Fabricated by Fused Deposition Modelling, In: Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Murat Gokcek (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0505-3, InTech, Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/books/mechanical-engineering/anisotropic-mechanical-properties-of-abs-parts-fabricated-by-fused-deposition-modeling

Ziemian, C.W., Sharma, M.M., Whaley, D.E., "Effects of flashing and upset sequences on microstructure, hardness, and tensile properties of welded structural steel joints", J of Mater and Design, 33 (2012) pp. 175-184.

Sharma M.M., Ziemian C.W. and Eden T.J, "Fatigue behavior of SiC particulate reinforced spray- formed 7XXX series Al-alloys", J of Mater and Design, 32 (2011) pp. 4304-4309.

M.M. Sharma and B. D. Bouffard, "Assessment of the Long Term Corrosion Protection of AluminumCoatings on Aerospace Alloys Applied by the Cold Spray Process" Presented at ASM International's AeroMat 2010 Conference and Expo, June 21-24 (2010) Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue Washington.

B. D. Bouffard and M.M. Sharma, "Investigation of Corrosion Resistant Coatings Applied by Cold Spray for use in Aerospace Applications" Presented at ASM International's AeroMat 2010 Conference and Expo, June 21-24 (2010) Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue Washington.

AFRL/MLLMP - Small Business Innovation Research Phase II Report" Innovative Corrosion Protection via Cold Spray Kinetic Metallization", Timothy Eden Brock Golesich, John Potter, Ashley Norris, Mala Sharma and Douglas Wolfe (April 2010). Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Sharma M.M., Ziemian C.W. and Eden T.J," Processing and Composition Effects on the Fracture Behavior of Spray Formed 7XXX Series Al-alloys", Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance: Volume 19, Issue 9 (2010), pp.1344-1351.

Ziemian, C.W., Sharma, M.M and Powanda, J.T., "Study of the Flash Butt Welding of High Strength Carbon-Manganese Steel" in proceedings of 2009 NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii (June 2009).

Sharma, M.M, Ziemian, C.W., Bouffard, B.D, Powanda, J.T. and Riglin, J.D. "Acquisition of Instrumentation for Materials Characterization and Nondestructive Evaluation" Poster Presentation at the 2009 NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii (June 2009).

Sharma M. and Ziemian C., "Pitting and Stress Corrosion Cracking Susceptibility of Nanostructured Al-Mg Alloys in Natural and Artificial Environments". Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance" 17 (2008), pp. 870-878.

Ziemian, C. W. and Sharma, M. M., "Adapting Learning Factory Concepts Towards Integrated Manufacturing Education," International Journal of Engineering Education, 24 (2007), pp.119-210.

Sharma M., Microstructural and Mechanical Characterization of Various Modified 7xxx Series Spray Formed Alloys" Journal of Materials Characterization, 59 (2007), pp.91-99.

Sharma M., Amateau M., Eden T., "Aging Response of Al-Zn-Mg-Cu Spray Formed Alloys and Their Metal Matrix Composites", Material Science and Engineering A 424 (2006) pp.87-96.

Sharma M., Amateau M., Eden T., "Hardening Mechanisms of Spray Formed Al-Zn-Mg-Cu Alloys with Scandium and other Elemental Additions", Journal of Alloy and Compounds. 416 (2005) pp.135-142.

Sharma M., Amateau M., Eden T., "Mesoscopic Structure Control of Spray Formed High Strength Al- Zn-Mg-Cu Alloys". Acta Materialia  53 (2005) pp. 2919-2924.

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