Donghua Xu

Assistant Professor, Materials Science

303C Dearborn Hall


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

Research Interests: 

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.).