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Professor Anthony D. Rollett  

Professor Anthony D. Rollett

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Ph.D., Drexel University

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Wean Hall 3313
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Phone: (412) 268-3177
Fax: (412) 268-3113

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Professor Rollett obtained an M.A. in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Cambridge University, England in 1977 and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Drexel University in 1987. He worked for the Los Alamos National Laboratory for sixteen years, rising to be the Deputy Director of the Materials Science & Technology Division in 1994. He then moved to CMU to be the Department Head in Materials Science & Engineering, which position he occupied from 1995 to 2000. He became a Fellow of ASM International in 1996 and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) in 2004. He is active in the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center at CMU; is the Focal Area Point of Contact for Computational Chemistry & Materials for the DoD; is the Chair of the International Committee for the Conference on Recrystallization and Grain Growth; was Chair of the International Conference on Textures of Materials (ICOTOM) held at CMU in 2008; he also is involved in the DOE Computational Materials Science Network; and is a Fellow of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, 2011.

Research Interests

Statistical methods for describing and constructing microstructures in three dimensions; microstructure-property relationships in crystallographically textured materials; grain boundaries, their anisotropic properties and their impact on microstructural evolution; grain growth and recrystallization; structure and properties of nano-laminate composites; computer simulation of microstructural evolution and properties of materials; texture- and interface- sensitive properties, e.g. strength, fatigue resistance, corrosion resistance.

Recent Publications

“Modeling the Viscoplastic Micromechanical Response of Two-Phase Materials using Fast Fourier Transforms”, S.-B. Lee, R. A. Lebensohn, and A. D. Rollett, accepted for publication in the International Journal of Plasticity (2010).

Winning, M., A. D. Rollett, G. Gottstein, D. J. Srolovitz, A. Lim and L. S. Shvindlerman. "Mobility of low-angle grain boundaries in pure metals." Philosophical Magazine 90(22): 3107-3128 (2010).

“Stress Hot Spots in Viscoplastic Deformation of Polycrystals”, A.D. Rollett, R.A. Lebensohn, M. Groeber, Y. Choi, J. Li and G.S. Rohrer, Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 18 074005 (2010).

“Site-Specific Atomic Scale Analysis of Solute Segregation to a Coincidence Site Lattice Grain Boundary”, Mitra L. Taheri, Jason T. Sebastian, Bryan W. Reed, David N. Seidman and Anthony D. Rollett, Ultramicroscopy, 110(4): 278-284 (2010).

“Testing a curvature driven moving finite element grain growth model with the generalized three dimensional von Neumann relation”, Fatma Uyar, Seth R. Wilson, Jason Gruber, Sukbin Lee, Stephen Sintay, Anthony D. Rollett, David J. Srolovitz, International Journal of Materials Research, 2009(4): 543-549 (2009).

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