Chantal Sudbrack

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Chantal Sudbrack
Education: Ph.D. 2004, Northwestern University
B.S. 1999, Columbia University
B.A. 1999, Reed College
Publications: Publications by Sudbrack in our database


Dr. Chantal Sudbrack
NASA Glenn Research Center
21000 Brookpark Road, M/S 49-3
Cleveland, OH 44135 USA
Phone: 216.433.3989
Fax: 216.977.7132


I am a researcher with the Structures and Materials Division at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. There I study superalloy disk materials for the Aviation Safety and Fundamental Aeronautics programs in the division's Advanced Metallics Branch.

Research Interests

Structure-property relationships in materials. Solid state phase transformations, interfaces and thin film growth. Alloy design for structural applications. Atom probe tomography characterization and data visualization in 3D

Honors and Awards

• TMS Young Leader Intern, Structural Materials Division (2006)
• TMS sponsored travel award to The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Annual Meeting (2004)
• 2nd Place for ASM’s Chicago Chapter’s Annual Student Poster Contest (2004)
• Northwestern University Dissertation Year Fellowship (2003-4)
• NSF Graduate Fellow (2000-2003)
• NSF sponsored travel award to NATO Advanced Studies Institute (2002)
• Microscopy Society of America’s Presidential Student Award (2002)
• Walter P. Murphy Graduate Fellow, Northwestern University (1999-2000)
Francis Rhodes prize recipient, Columbia's University's M.S.& E. Department (1999)
• Dean’s List, Columbia University (Fall 1997, Fall 1998, Winter 1999)

Professional Outreach

Professional Societies

  • The Minerals, Metals, Materials Society
  • American Society of Metals
  • Materials Research Society
  • Microscopy Society of America
  • International Field Emission Society

Selected Publications

1. Effects of solute concentrations on kinetic pathways in Ni-Al-Cr alloys (Acta Materialia, 2008)
2. Effects of a tungsten addition on the morphological evolution, spatial correlations, and temporal evolution of a model Ni-Al-Cr superalloy (Acta Materialia, 2008)
3. Best-fit ellipsoids of atom-probe tomographic data to study coalescence of γ' (L12) Precipitates in Ni-Al-Cr (Scripta Materialia, 2007)
4. Comparison of the chemical heterogeneities and microstructure between CoFeB/MgO/CoFeB and CoFeB/Al-O/CoFeB magnetic tunnel junctions (Microscopy & Microanalysis, 2007)
5. The mechanism of morphogenesis in a phase separating concentrated multi-component alloy (Nature Materials, 2007)
6. Compositional pathways and capillary effects during isothermal precipitation in a nondilute Ni-Al-Cr alloy (Acta Materialia, 2007)
7. The use of 3-D atom-probe tomography to study nickel-based superalloys (JOM, 2006)
8. Direct observations of nucleation in a nondilute multicomponent alloy (Physical Review B, 2006)
9. Temporal evolution of the nanostructure and phase compositions in a model Ni-Al-Cr alloy(Acta Materialia, 2006)
10. Temporal evolution of sub-nanometer compositional profiles across the γ/γ'interface in a model Ni-Al-Cr superalloy (TMS PTM, 2005)
11. The influence of tungsten on the chemical composition of the temporal evolution of the nanostructure of a model Ni-Al-Cr superalloy (Microscopy & Microanalysis, 2004)
12. Ph.D. Thesis: Decomposition behavior in model Ni-Al-Cr-X superalloys: Temporal evolution and compositional pathways on a nanoscale (Ph.D. Thesis, 2004)
13. Temporal evolution of nanostructures in a model nickel-base superalloys: Experiments and simulations (TMS, 2003)