PhD, Materials Science, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 2005 MS, Materials Science, Caltech, 2002 BS, Materials Science, Jilin University, 1998
At Oregon State since 2016.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee – Knoxville, 2011-2016 Assistant Research Engineer, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Univ. Calif. Berkeley, 2008-2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC-Berkeley, 2005-2008
Donghua Xu’s research centers around thermally driven and/or irradiation induced kinetic processes in materials. He is particularly interested in materials microstructural and microchemical evolution under neutral or charged particle irradiation, and formation, devitrification and properties of amorphous metals/alloys (a.k.a. metallic glasses). His research involves both computation (cluster dynamics, object kinetic Monte Carlo, nucleation and growth theory, etc.) and experiments (melting, casting, annealing, microstructural characterization etc.).