University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Avinash M. Dongare

Avinash DongareAvinash M. Dongare
Assistant Professor

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
97 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: IMS-153
Phone: (860) 486-2592
Email: dongare@ims.uconn.edu  Web: http://dongare.group.uconn.edu/

 

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2008

 

Research Focus

  • Density functional theory simulations
  • Electronic properties
  • Phase stability
  • Molecular dynamics simulations
  • Deformation behavior
  • Phase transformations
  • Mesoscale modeling
  • Quasi-corase-graining
  • Kinetic Monte Carlo

 

Awards

  • The Minerals, Metals, and Materials (TMS) Society Young leader Professional Development Award, 2015
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2015
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut, Academic Year 2014-2015
  • UConn Junior Faculty Summer Fellowship, Summer 2014
  • ORISE/ORAU Visiting Faculty Fellow, US Army Research Laboratory, Summer 2013
  • National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Award, 2007

 

Recent Publications

A. M. Dongare, B. LaMattina, and A. M. Rajendran, Strengthening behavior and tension-compression strength-asymmetry in nanocrystalline metal-ceramic composites, J. Eng. Mater. Technol. 134, 041003 (2012).

A. M. Dongare, B. LaMattina, D. L. Irving, A. M. Rajendran, M. A. Zikry and D. W. Brenner, An Angular-dependent Embedded Atom Method (A-EAM) Interatomic Potential to Model Thermodynamic and Mechanical Behavior of Al/Si Composite Materials, Model. Simul. Mater. Sci. 20, 035007 (2012).

L. V. Zhigilei, A. N. Volkov, and A. M. Dongare, Computational study of nanomaterials: From large-scale atomistic simulations to mesoscopic modeling, Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, B. Bhushan (Ed.), (Springer, Heidelberg, 2012), Part 4, pp. 470-480.

A. M. Dongare, and B. LaMattina, Deformation and failure mechanisms in ceramic-reinforced metal-matrix composites at atomic scales. In: Nanocomposites, edited by: Dr. Abbass Hashim, InTech Publications, Vienna, Austria, 227-246 (2011).

A. M. Dongare, A. M. Rajendran, B. LaMattina, M. A. Zikry, and D. W. Brenner, Dynamic failure micromechanisms in nanocrystalline Cu, CMC: Computers, Modeling, & Continua 24, 43-60 (2011).

A. M. Dongare, A. M. Rajendran, B. LaMattina, M. A. Zikry, and D. W. Brenner, Atomic scale studies of spall behavior in nanocrystalline Cu, J. Appl. Phys. 108, 113518 (2010).

A. M. Dongare, A. M. Rajendran, B. LaMattina, M. A. Zikry, and D. W. Brenner, Effect of strain rate on tension-compression asymmetry in nanocrystalline Cu, Comp. Mat. Sci 49, 260-265 (2010).

A. M. Dongare, A. M. Rajendran, B. LaMattina, M. A. Zikry, and D. W. Brenner, Atomic scale study of plastic-yield criterion in nanocrystalline metals using molecular dynamics simulations, Metall. Mater. Trans. A 41A, 523-531 (2010).