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Introduction to Phase-field Method and its Applications

June 5, 14:00 CET

Long-Qing Chen is a Donald W. Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Mathematics, and Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. from MIT, M.S. from Stony Brook University, and B.S. from Zhejiang University. His main research interests include theory and computational model development for understanding phase transitions and microstructure development in ferroelectric oxides, structural metallic alloys, as well as 2D, quantum, and energy materials. 

For his accomplishments, he received the Material Research Society Materials Theory Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Humboldt Research Award, TMS John Bardeen Award, and IEEE-UFFC-S Distinguished Lecture Award. He is a Fellow of TMS, MRS, AAAS, APS, ASM, and ACerS and a Foreign Member of Academia of Europaea.


Phase-field method has become the primary computational technique connecting atomistic calculations and macroscopic continuum method. It is a density-based approach at the mesoscale for modeling and predicting the temporal microstructure and property evolution in materials undergoing nonequilibrium processes. The presentation will give a brief introduction to the phasefield method and its various applications to modeling temporal evolution of microstructures, including the recent applications to mesoscale structural evolution involving both electronic and structural phase transitions as well as the dynamics of mesoscale structure evolution. The emphasis is on employing the phase-field method to provide guidance to designing materials for optimum properties or discovering novel mesoscale phenomena or new materials functionalities.

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