Avinash M. Dongare

DMSE_094-EditAvinash M. Dongare
Associate Professor
Director for Graduate Studies
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, RR Valisetty, AM Dongare, (2020), Shock wave compression behavior and dislocation density evolution in Al microstructures at the atomic scales and the mesoscales, Int. J. Plast.: 102678. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijplas.2020.102678

S Suresh, S-W Lee, M Aindow, HD Brody, VK Champagne, AM Dongare, (2020), Mesoscale modeling of jet initiation behavior and microstructural evolution during cold spray single particle impact, Acta Mater. 182: 197. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2019.10.039

AM Dongare, (2020), Challenges to model the role of heterogeneities on the shock response and spall failure of metallic materials at the mesoscales, Journal of Materials Science 55: 3157. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-019-04260-7

J Chen, SN Mathaudhu, N Thadhani, AM Dongare, (2020), Unraveling the Role of Interfaces on the Spall Failure of Cu/Ta Multilayered Systems, Sci. Rep. 10: 208. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-57048-9

G Agarwal, AM Dongare, (2019), Deformation Twinning in Polycrystalline Mg Microstructures at High Strain Rates at the Atomic Scales, Sci. Rep. 9: 3550. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-39958-w

J Chen, SN Mathaudhu, N Thadhani, AM Dongare, (2019), Correlations between dislocation density evolution and spall strengths of Cu/Ta multilayered systems at the atomic scales: The role of spacing of KS interfaces, Materialia 5: 100192. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtla.2018.100192

R Valisetty, AM Dongare, J Ianni, (2019), High performance computing simulations of spall phenomenon in a submicron thick nanocrystalline aluminum, Modell. Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 27: 065015. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-651x/ab2796

J Chen, EN Hahn, AM Dongare, SJ Fensin, (2019), Understanding and predicting damage and failure at grain boundaries in BCC Ta, J. Appl. Phys. 126: 165902. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5111837

TJ Flanagan, BA Bedard, AM Dongare, et al., (2019), Mechanical properties of supersonic-impacted Al6061 powder particles, Scripta Mater. 171: 52. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2019.06.024

B Dutta, Y Wu, J Chen, et al., (2019), Partial Surface Selenization of Cobalt Sulfide Microspheres for Enhancing the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, ACS Catalysis 9: 456. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.8b02904

S Galitskiy, DS Ivanov, AM Dongare, (2018), Dynamic evolution of microstructure during laser shock loading and spall failure of single crystal Al at the atomic scales, J. Appl. Phys. 124: 205901. Doi:10.1063/1.5051618

G Agarwal, AM Dongare, (2018), Defect and damage evolution during spallation of single crystal Al: Comparison between molecular dynamics and quasi-coarse-grained dynamics simulations, Computational Materials Science 145: 68. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2017.12.032

SK Nayak, CJ Hung, V Sharma, et al., (2018), Insight into point defects and impurities in titanium from first principles, npj Computational Materials 4: 11. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41524-018-0068-9

S Suresh, S-W Lee, M Aindow, HD Brody, VK Champagne, AM Dongare, (2018), Unraveling the Mesoscale Evolution of Microstructure during Supersonic Impact of Aluminum Powder Particles, Sci. Rep. 8: 10075. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-28437-3

J Wang, R Namburu, M Dubey, AM Dongare, (2018), Origins of Moiré Patterns in CVD-grown MoS2 Bilayer Structures at the Atomic Scales, Sci. Rep. 8: 9439. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-27582-z

J Wang, AM Dongare, (2018), Density functional theory study of electronic structure of defects and the role on the strain relaxation behavior of MoS2 bilayer structures, Journal of Materials Science 53: 9064. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-018-2220-9

J Chen, MA Tschopp, AM Dongare, (2018), Role of nanoscale Cu/Ta interfaces on the shock compression and spall failure of nanocrystalline Cu/Ta systems at the atomic scales, Journal of Materials Science 53: 5745. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-017-1879-7

BA Bedard, TJ Flanagan, AT Ernst, et al., (2018), Microstructure and Micromechanical Response in Gas-Atomized Al 6061 Alloy Powder and Cold-Sprayed Splats, J. Therm. Spray Technol. 27: 1563. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11666-018-0785-0

R Valisetty, A Rajendran, G Agarwal, A Dongare, J Ianni, R Namburu, (2018), HPC simulations of shock front evolution for a study of the shock precursor decay in a submicron thick nanocrystalline aluminum, Modell. Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 26: 055008. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-651x/aac1c3

W Wu, J Wang, P Ercius, et al., (2018), Giant Mechano-Optoelectronic Effect in an Atomically Thin Semiconductor, Nano Lett. 18: 2351. Doi:https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b05229

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