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Mary Helen McCay

Mary Helen McCay

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology

Phone: (321) 309-4960

Florida Institute of Technology
150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901-6975



B.S. Engineering Science, Florida State University, 1966; M.S., Materials Science, Florida State University, 1969; Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Florida, 1973; Middle Management Program, Simmons College, 1979; Professional Engineer,

Research Interests:

Research interests while at NASA George C. Marshal Space Flighter Center included the influence of the gravitational force on single crystal growth, directional solidification,and casting. This involved optical observations of the phenomena as well as investigating the grain structures and substructures in metallic alloys. Other interests were failure analysis and the influence of the environment (hydrogen, corrosive mediums etc.) on material properties. Current research is related to the use of hydrogen as a renewable energy source. Work is being conducted on catalysts, sensors and storage mediums. A high energy laser is being used to produce materials with desirable surface properties related to these topics.