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Rainer Hebert

hebert_rainer_profileRainer Hebert
Associate Professor
Director for Undergraduate Studies

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
97 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: IMS-153
Phone: (860) 486-3155



  • Postdoctoral Fellow, U of Wisconson-Madison, 2003-2005
  • Post Doctoral Fellow Research Center Karlsruhe, Germany (now: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), 2003-2005
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003


Research Focus

  • Additive manufacturing: alloy development
  • Additive manufacturing: process capabilities
  • Steel: improvements in elevated temperature strength for high strength low alloy steel
  • Metallic glasses: devitrification reactions



  • Materials Science and Engineering Program Teaching Award, 2010-2011


Current Publications

Poudyal, N. (Dept. of Phys., Univ. of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, United States); Chuanbing Rong; Ying Zhang; Dapeng Wang; Kramer, M.J.; Hebert, R.J.; Liu, J.P: “Self-nanoscaling in FeCo alloys prepared via severe plastic deformation”, J. Alloys Comp., vol. 521, pp. 55-59, 2012.

D.R. Maddala, R.J. Hebert, “Effect of notch toughness and hardness on sliding wear of Cu50Hf41.5Al8.5 bulk metallic glass”, Scripta Mater., vol. 65, 630-633 (2011).

C. Rong, Y. Zhang, N. Poudyal, M.J. Kramer, I. Szlufarska, I., R.J. Hebert, J.P. Liu, J., “Self nanoscaling of the soft magnetic phase in bulk nanocomposites”, Mater. Sci. Vol. 46(18), 6065-6074 (2011).

“Metallic glasses: no disdain for disorder”, AZOM.COM Materials Thought Leader Series (online).

G. Marathe, R.J. Hebert, ”Hardness measurements of accumulative roll-bonded Mo foils”, J. Mater. Sci. Vol. 45 (17), pp. 4770-4777 (Special Issue: Ultrafine-grained materials), September 2010

D. Maddala, R.J. Hebert, “Sliding wear behavior of Cu50Hf41.5Al8.5 bulk metallic glass”, Wear, Vol. 269 (7-8), pp. 572-580 (August 2010)

A. Mubarok, R.J. Hebert, “Thermomechanical behavior of Cu50Hf41.5Al8.5 bulk metallic glass after sustained elastic deformation”, Met. Mat. Trans. A, Vol. 41 (7), pp. 1658-1663, July 2010

G. Marathe, R.J. Hebert: “Hardness measurements of accumulative roll-bonded Mo foils”, J. Mater. Sci., Special issue: Ultrafine Grained Materials, in press.

Maddala, D. , Mubarok, A. , Hebert R.J. (2010) Sliding Wear Behavior of Cu50Hf41.5Al8.5 Bulk Metallic Glass, Wear, vol. 269, pp. 572-580.

Rong, C., Zhang, Y., Poudyal, N., Kramer, M.J., Szlufarska, I., Hebert, R.J., Liu, J.P. (2011) Self Nanoscaling of the Soft Magnetic Phase in Bulk Nanocomposites, J. Mater. Sci. Vol. 46(18), 6065-6074.