WNY veteran weighs in on submersible search near Titanic wreckage

Published June 21, 2023


WGRZ-TV spoke to Krishna Rajan, SUNY Empire Innovation Professor and SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Design and Innovation, in a story about the current missing submersible named Titan. 

Rajan offered his insight on the strength of materials such as carbon fiber and titanium, which were reportedly used in the construction of the submersible developed by OceanGate Exploration. 

“It's the design of the hull structure coupled to the material behavior itself that makes the integrity of the system work,” Rajan said. “They both have remarkable capabilities in withstanding stress and other extreme environments.”

Read the story here.