Dr. Ayman Salem
Dr. Salem received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Drexel University in 2002, and has been working on quantifying the effect of microstructure on the mechanical behavior of aerospace alloys during thermomechanical processing and in-service applications under multiple contracts with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and OEMs.
Since 2009, Dr. Salem has been the CEO of MRL with a team focused on materials data science. He and his team have published more than 44 articles and have two pending patents which have garnered more than 850 citations. Emphases of MRL’s research include the implementation of data science techniques to extract knowledge from microstructure data by employing signal processing, machine learning, pattern recognition and learning, visualization, predictive analytics, probability models, computer programming, data engineering, uncertainty modeling, and data warehousing. MRL generates microstructure data for titanium alloys, aluminum, steels using optical, BSE, EBSD, micro-hardness, and mechanical testing for characterization of component performance, process simulation, and quality control.