Dr. Dan Miracle is Senior Scientist, Materials for Micro and Nano Systems, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Dr. Miracle is a member of the scientific and technical cadre of senior executives. He is the research group leader for studies of amorphous and nanocrystalline metals, and advanced metallic composites. His research activities include basic studies of the relationships between processing, composition, microstructure and properties in amorphous and nanocrystalline metals, and discontinuously reinforced metallic composites.
Dr. Miracle has been involved in research activities on a range of materials for high-temperature applications, including Ni-based superalloys and advanced ordered intermetallic alloys. Dr. Miracles current research focuses on the definition of structural principles in amorphous metals to guide the exploration and development of new metallic glasses and nanocrystalline metals derived from the amorphous state. Dr. Miracles research team is also involved in conceiving, exploring and developing nanocrystalline metals and composites with high structural efficiency for aerostructural applications, and in providing the scientific framework for a quantitative three-dimensional characterization of materials microstructures.
Dr. Miracle has written or co-written more than 80 technical articles, six technical chapters, and is co-editor of five books, including Composites, Volume 21 of the American Society for Metals handbook series.
1979 Bachelor of science degree in materials science, Wright State University
1986 Master of science degree in metallurgical engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus
1990 Doctor of philosophy degree in metallurgical engineering, Ohio State University
1. 1978 - 1979, joined cooperative education program, Air Force Materials Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. 1979 1984, researcher in high-temperature structural materials, Air Force Materials Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 1984 1984, full-time trainee, Ohio State University, Columbus
4. 1984 1995, research scientist, Air Force Materials Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. 1995 1996, researcher in titanium matrix composites, Cambridge University, England
6. 1996 1999, research scientist, Air Force Materials Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. 1999 2000, scientific officer, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Washington, D.C.
8. 2000 2002, research scientist, Air Force Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. 2002 present, Senior Scientist for Materials for Micro and Nano Systems, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
AWARDS AND HONORS
2000 Fellow, AFRL
1999 Outstanding Professional Achievement Award, Affiliate Societies Council
1999 ASM International Fellow
1995 Eminent Engineer of the Tau Beta Pi Society
1993 Air Force Scientific Achievement Award
1992 Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment Award, Department of Energy
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
The Materials Society
Materials Research Society
Alpha Sigma Mu International Metallurgical Honor Society