Avinash M. Dongare

DMSE_094-EditAvinash M. Dongare
Associate Professor
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Professor in Engineering Innovation
Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville (2008) 

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



Current Research

Development and application of advanced computational methods (molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, density functional theory, coarse-grained methods, etc.) to investigate the behavior and properties of novel materials across multiple scales. Some of the current research projects are:

  • Mechanics of nanostructured materials
  • Corrosion related degradation and failure in extreme environments
  • Electronic properties of nanostructured materials
  • Materials in extreme environments (Shock, high strain rates, high pressures, high temperatures)
  • Thermodynamics and phase transformations
  • Interfaces effects on mechanical behavior


Awards & Honors

2015 The Minerals, Metals, and Materials (TMS) Society Young leader Professional Development Award
2015 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
Academic Year 2014-2015 Outstanding Faculty Award, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut
Summer 2014 UConn Junior Faculty Summer Fellowship
Summer 2013 ORISE/ORAU Visiting Faculty Fellow, US Army Research Laboratory
12/2007 National Research Council – Research Associateship Award: U. S. Army Research Office


Recent Publications

G. Agarwal and A. M. Dongare, Quasi coarse grained dynamics method to model thermodynamic behavior and mechanical behavior of titanium microstructures, J. Mater. Sci. 52, 10853 (2017);

K. Dusoe, S. Vijayan , T. Bissell, J. Chen, J. Morley , L. Valencia Jr. , A. M. Dongare, M. Aindow, and S-W. Lee, Strong, ductile and thermally stable Cu-based metal-intermetallic nanostructured composites, Nature Scientific Reports 7, 40409 (2017);

J. Wang, R. R. Namburu, M. Dubey, and A. M. Dongare, Origins of ripples in as-grown few-layered MoS2 structures under applied strain at atomic scales, Nature Scientific Reports 7, 40862 (2017);

J. Chen, and A. M. Dongare, Role of grain boundary character on oxygen and hydrogen segregation-induced embrittlement in polycrystalline Ni, J. Mater. Sci. 52, 30 (2017)

Book Chapter: 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, Netherlands, 2016), pp. 633-645

G. Agarwal, G. Paun, R. R. Valisetty, R. Namburu, A. M. Rajendran and and A. M. Dongare, Atomistic Study of Deformation and Failure Behavior in Nanocrystalline Mg, MRS Advances 1, 3859 (2016)

K. Coleman, G. Agarwal and A. M. Dongare, Dynamic Evolution of Defect Structures during Spall Failure of Nanocrystalline Al, MRS Advances 1, 3853 (2016)

G. Agarwal and A. M. Dongare, Shock wave propagation and spall failure in single crystal Mg at atomic scales, J. Appl. Phys. 119, 145901 (2016)

A. McCreary, R. Ghosh, M. Amani, J. Wang, K.-A. N. Duerloo, A. Sharma, K. Jarvis, E. Reed, A. M. Dongare, S. K. Banerjee, M. Terrones, R. R. Namburu and M. Dubey, Effects of Uniaxial and Biaxial Strain on CVD-Grown Few-Layered Terrace Structures of MoS2, ACS Nano 10, 3186 (2016)

K. Mackenchery, R. Valisetty, A. Stukowski, R. Namburu, A. M. Rajendran, and A. M. Dongare, Twinning-induced Peak Strengths in Cu under Shock Loading Conditions, J. Appl. Phys. 119, 044301 (2016)

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