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.)