Dr. Baran Sarac
Institute of Materials Research, Materials Mechanics
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
Max-Planck-Str. 1, 21052 Geesthacht, Germany


e-Mail: baran.sarac@hzg.de


  • Microstructure-property relationship in metallic glass composites
  • Tailoring of micro/nano particles in metallic glasses
  • Fabrication and mechanical characterization of honeycomb/cellular structures
  • Finite Element Modeling of metallic glass heterostructures
  • Out-of-plane MEMS fabrication through blow molding
  • High-resolution surface, compositional, topological, crystallinity, thermal and structural investigation of amorphous/partially crystallized materials


Sarac, B., Ketkaew, J., Popnoe, D. O. and Schroers, J.
Honeycomb Structures of Bulk Metallic Glasses
Advanced Functional Materials, 2012, 22, 3161-3169 (1 citation - featured on the frontispiece image and story)

Sarac, B., Kumar, G., Hodges, T., Ding, S., Desai, A., and Schroers, J.
Three-Dimensional Shell Fabrication Using Blow Molding of Bulk Metallic Glass
Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), 02/2011, vol. 20, pp. 28-36 (7 Citations)

Sarac, B., Schroers, J.
Designing Tensile Ductility in Metallic Glasses
Nature Communications, 2013 (submitted-revised)

Sarac, B., Schroers, J.
From brittle to ductile: Density optimization of Zr-based bulk metallic glass cellular structures
Scripta Materialia, 2013 (In press)

Sarac, B.
Artificial Microstructures to Investigate Microstructure-Property Relationships in Metallic Glasses
Dissertation Thesis, May 2013

Sarac B., Chen W., Lui Z., Schroers J.
Plane Stress Fracture Toughness Test of Metallic Glasses under Uniaxial Tension
In Preparation

Sarac B., Chen W., Schroers J.
Topological Optimization of Metallic Glass Cellular Structures
In Preparation

Chen W., Sarac B., Lui Z., Schroers J.
From Periodic to Stochastic Structures: Flaw tolerance and Imperfections in Metallic Glasses
In preparation