Clodualdo Aranas Jr.

assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick

Clodualdo Aranas Jr. is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). He is presently managing the Alloy Design and Materials Testing Research Laboratory (AD-MTRL) and the Ballistics and Mechanical Testing Laboratory (BAM Lab) at UNB. He received his Ph.D. in materials engineering from McGill University. His major research contribution is in the understanding of the dynamic phase transformation in steels during thermomechanical processing. He developed a thermodynamic model to understand and predict the high-temperature mechanical behavior of steels. Prior to joining UNB, he was a postdoctoral research scientist at CanmetMATERIALS, Natural Resources Canada and McGill University. His current research interests include alloy development, high-speed deformation, and thermomechanical processing of both ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. He is presently designing and developing the next generation and energy-efficient advanced high-strength materials at UNB.