Title of the invited presentation:
“The How and Why of Grain Boundary Dynamics: a Disconnection Perspective”
David J. Srolovitz is a Chair Professor in Materials Science and Engineering and a Senior Fellow of the Insitute of Advanced Study (on leave from the University of Pennsylvania where he is the Bordogna Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Director of the Penn Institute for Computational Science). Previously, Srolovitz was a Chair of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Professor of Applied & Computational Mathematics at Princeton University, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Applied Physics at the University of Michigan, and both Dean and Professor of Physics at Yeshiva University. He also served as the Executive Director of the Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR in Singapore and was on the staffs of Los Alamos National Laboratory (Theoretical Division) and Exxon Corporate Research (Metallurgy). He is the author of ~500 papers on topics in materials theory and simulation ranging from crystal defects, microstructure evolution, deformation, and growth processes. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and Fellow of the Materials Research Society, TMS, ASM International, and the Institute of Physics (UK). He is the winner of the 2013 Materials Research Society’s Materials Theory Award. His current research interests focus on grain boundaries, interfaces, microstructure evolution and the the effects of these on plastic deformation, as well as interfaces and mechanics of 2D materials.