Group Leader

Dr. Xu

Dr. Haixuan Xu

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

Defect Interaction and Radiation Effects
Deformation Mechanism and Electronic/Magnetic effects in Structural Alloys
Electromagnetic Coupling and Flexoelectric Effects
Materials for Neuromorphic Computing
Mesoscale Computational Methods, such as Self-Evolving Atomistic Kinetic Monte Carlo

Education:

Doctorate of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida
Master's in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida
Bachelor's in Metallic Materials Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China

E-mail : xhx@utk.edu

Office: JIAM 331 & Ferris 336

Post-Doc Research Associates

Dr. Rong Li

Research interest:

Computational modeling of radiation effects in materials,
defect evolution/interaction under irradiation,
KMC simulation, MD simulation, ab-initio calculations

Education:

PhD degree: Department of Nuclear Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, China
Bachelor’s degree: Department of Metallurgical and Environmental Engineering, Central South University, China

E-mail : rli30@utk.edu

Office : JIAM 271


Graduate Research Associates

Andrew Ervin

Research Interests:

Applications of Numerical Linear Algebra to Saddle Point Search Methods
Asymptotic Long Range Behaviour for Systems of Differential Equations
Radiation Damage Effects in Materials

Education:

Bachelor's in Mathematics, University of Tennessee

E-mail : aervin3@vols.utk.edu

Office: JIAM 271


Liubin Xu

Research Interests:

My research interests include: growth mechanisms and mechanical properties of low-dimensional materials and alloys, van der Waals heterostructure. Currently, I am working on the development of seakmc method as well as interlayer orientations of vdw epitaxy systems.

Education:

Bachelor's of Science in Applied Physics, University of Science and Technology of China

E-mail : lxu20@vols.utk.edu

Office: JIAM 271


Ziang Yu

Research Interests:

My research interest is the interaction of defects with dislocations in fcc structure by computational methods, mainly with SEAKMC.

Education:

Master's in Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University
Bachelor's in Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University

E-mail : zyu15@vols.utk.edu

Office: JIAM 273


Jaswanth Bommidi

Research Interests:

My research interest is deformation behavior of materials in FCC and multicomponent alloys using Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Education:

Bachelor's and Master's in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

E-mail : jbommidi@vols.utk.edu

Office: JIAM 273


Visiting Scholars & Students

Jun Chai

Research interests:

Grain boundary simulations of BCC metal (Fe/W) for plasma facing materials using LAMMPS & SEAKMC.

Education:

Ph.D candidate, School of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Beihang University, China

E-mail : stormchai@gmail.com

Office: JIAM 273


Jiannan Hao

Research interests:

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Hydrogen diffusion in Columnar Tungsten Grain Boundary.

Education:

Ph.D candidate, School of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Beihang University, China

E-mail : haojianan_x@163.com

Office: JIAM 273


Dr. Yong Ma

Research interests:

To be decided.

Education:

Ph.D, School of Material Science and Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China

AP, School of Material Science and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, China

E-mail : fogclock@sohu.com

Office: JIAM 273


Undergraduate Research Associates

Musico Vincenzo

Research interests:

Radiation damage effects of BCC metals using SEAKMC

Education:

Currently working on Bachelor’s in Materials Science and Engineering

E-mail : vmusico@vols.utk.edu

Office: JIAM 273


Past Group Members

Postdoctoral Researcher:

Dr. Zizhe Lu (2016-2018, now Research Scientist at TCL)
Dr. Lipeng Zhang(2014-2016, now Faculty at Beijing University of Chemical Technology)

Graduate Student:

Dr. Luis Casillas (Ph.D. 2012-2017, now at Universtiy of Linköping at Sweden)
Andrew Lubimtsev (M.S. 2016-)
Xianzhe Wu (M.S 2014-2015)
Eli Barlow (M.S with Prof. Rawn,2013-2014)

Undergraduate Student:

Christopher Walker (2015-2018, now graduate student at Texas A&M University)
Dylan Dozier (2015-2017)
Austin Plymil (2014-2016, now graduate student at Northwestern University)

Visiting Students and Scholars:

Shiyao Qin (Beihang University, China)
Sho Hayakawa (Tokyo University, Japan)
Fredric Granberg (University of Helsinki, Finland)