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Robert W. Hyers

Assistant Professor


  • S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998

Research Interests:

My current research may be divided broadly into three areas: process modeling, high-temperature properties of materials, and smart materials. In all of these areas, my work relies strongly on computers as tools. For more details and specific projects, see the page for my Materials and Processes Laboratory.

Recent Publications:

R.W. Hyers, D.M. Matson, K.F. Kelton, and J.R. Rogers, “Convection in Containerless Processing”, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 1027, 2004, pp. 474-494.

R.W. Hyers, “Fluid Flow in Levitated Drops”, invited paper, Measurement Science and Technology, vol. 16, 2005, pp. 394-401.

R.W. Hyers, R.C. Bradshaw, J.R. Rogers, T.J. Rathz, G.W. Lee, A.K. Gangopadhyay, and K.F. Kelton, “Surface Tension and Viscosity of Quasicrystal-forming TiZrNi Alloys”, International Journal of Thermophysics, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2004, pp. 1155-1162.

T. H. Kim, G.W. Lee, B. Sieve, A. K. Gangopadhyay, R. W. Hyers, T. J. Rathz, J. R. Rogers, D. S. Robinson, K. F. Kelton, and A. I. Goldman, “In-situ high-energy x-ray diffraction study of the local structure of supercooled liquid Si”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 95, 2005, 085501.

C. Bullard, R.W. Hyers, B. Abedian, “Spin-up Instability of a Levitated Drop in MHD-flow Transition to Turbulence”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 41, No. 7, 2005, pp. 2230- 2235.


ELAB 310



Robert Hyers

MIE Department

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University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA 01003-2210



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