Dallas Trinkle

Dallas Trinkle
Dallas Trinkle

Dallas Trinkle

Associate Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar
Materials Science and Engineering
308 Materials Science & Eng Bld
1304 W. Green
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 244-6519

atomistic modeling of mechanical behavior of materials, defects, and defect interactions; development of computational coupling techniques to extend applicability of electronic-structure methods

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Academic and Scientific Experience

Professional Highlights

  • Professor Trinkle is an associate professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Ohio State University in 2003. Following his time as a National Research Council postdoctoral researcher at the Air Force Research Laboratory, he joined the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2006. He was a TMS Young Leader International Scholar in 2008, received the NSF/CAREER award in 2009, the Xerox Award for Faculty Research at Illinois in 2011, the AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award in 2014, co-chaired the 2011 Physical Metallurgy Gordon Research conference, and became a Willett Faculty Scholar at Illinois in 2015. His research focuses on defects in materials using density-functional theory, and novel techniques to understand problems in mechanical behavior and transport.

Courses Taught

  • MSE 206 - Mechanics for MatSE
  • MSE 404 - Modeling Elasticity
  • MSE 404 - Modeling Plasticity
  • MSE 406 - Thermal-Mech Behavior of Matls
  • MSE 529 - Hard Materials Seminar
  • MSE 584 - Point and Line Defects

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Research Statement

Computational materials science: atomistics, electronic structure;

Mechanical behavior: plasticity and phase transformation at atomistic scale;

Defect properties: point defects, dislocations, interfaces;

Transport: interstitial diffusion, vacancy-mediated diffusion.