Invited Lecture on “COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS DESIGN CHALLENGES FOR METALLIC MATERIALS” by Professor David L. McDowell on January 29, 2016 (FRIDAY)

MAIDROC Laboratory Presents an Invited Lecture on



Professor David L. McDowell

Regents’ Professor and Carter N. Paden, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Metals ProcessingExecutive Director, Institute for Materials
Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering,
School of Materials Science and Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0620
Website: Professor David L. McDowell


Date: January 29, 2016 (FRIDAY) (THURSDAY)  

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Room:   EC2300 (large conference room)

Map: (Other campuses/ – Engineering Center)


Brief Vitae of the Invited Speaker:

Regents’ Professor and Carter N. Paden, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Metals Processing, Dave McDowell joined Georgia Tech in 1983 and holds appointments in both the GWW School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Materials Science and Engineering. He served as Director of the Mechanical Properties Research Laboratory from 1992-2012. In August 2012 he was named Founding Director of the Institute for Materials (IMat), a Georgia Tech interdisciplinary research institute charged with cultivating a campus-wide materials innovation ecosystem for research and education. IMat is involved in regional and national leadership roles in organizing workshops for the Materials Genome Initiative (see
McDowell’s research focuses on the synthesis of experiment and computation to develop physically-based, microstructure-sensitive constitutive models for nonlinear and time-dependent behavior of materials, with emphasis on wrought and cast metals. Topics of interest include finite strain inelasticity and defect field mechanics, constitutive relations and microstructure-sensitive computational approaches to deformation and damage of heterogeneous materials, including metal fatigue, atomistic simulations of dislocation nucleation and mediation at grain boundaries, dynamic deformation and failure of materials, irradiation effects on reactor materials, and multiscale modeling. He is interested in use of computational materials science and mechanics to inform design of materials, having co-authored a related textbook(Integrated Design of Multiscale, Multifunctional Materials and Products, Elsevier, 2010, ISBN-13: 978-1-85617-662-062-0). Applications of current interest cover a broad range, for example lightweight structural materials, materials for hot sections of aircraft gas turbine engines, armor and blast resistant systems, irradiated ferritic alloys, energetic materials, and nanocrystalline materials, among others. McDowell currently serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Plasticity, Nature Computational Materials, and several other journals, and is co-Editor of the International Journal of Fatigue.

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