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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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Prof. Rollett has been a Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) since 1995 and was the Department Head 1995-2000. Prior to CMU he worked for the University of California at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (1979-2005). He spent ten years in management with five years as a Group Leader (and then Deputy Division Director) at Los Alamos, followed by five years as Department Head at CMU (1995-2000). The main focus of his research is on the measurement and computational prediction of microstructural evolution especially in three dimensions. His interests include strength of materials, constitutive relations, microstructure, texture, anisotropy, grain growth, recrystallization, formability and stereology.

Prof. Rollett’s honors include an Award for Technology Transfer from the Federal Laboratories Consortium in 1989, Fellow of ASM-International in 1996, Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) in 2004, the Howe Medal (Best Paper in Metallurgical & Materials Transactions) in 2004, Fellow of TMS in 2011, Brahm Prakash Professor at the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) in 2011, Chercheur d'Excellence (Outstanding Researcher) at the University of Lorraine, Metz, France in 2012, and the Cyril Stanley Smith award from TMS in 2014. He was the Chair of the International Conference on Texture (ICOTOM-15), which was held on campus at CMU June, 2008 and is a member of its International Scientific Committee. From 2001-2013 he was the Chair of the International Committee of the conference on Grain Growth and Recrystallization that is held every three years; the next meeting will be in Pittsburgh in 2016. He was a co-Chair of the 13th International Conference on Aluminum and its Applications, which was held on campus at CMU in June 2012. He is a co-author of the texture analysis package popLA, and the polycrystal plasticity code, LApp; he is also a contributor to the well-known textbook Texture & Anisotropy edited by Kocks, Tomé and Wenk.

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

“Validation of a numerical method based on fast Fourier transforms for heterogeneous thermoelastic materials by comparison with analytical solutions”, Benjamin S. Anglin, Ricardo A. Lebensohn and Anthony D. Rollett, Computational Materials Science, accepted for publication (2014).

"Annealing twin development during recrystallization and grain growth in pure Nickel", Y. Jin, B. Lin, M. Bernacki, G.S. Rohrer, A.D. Rollett, N. Bozzolo, Materials Science and Engineering: A, accepted for publication (2014).

"Three-dimensional digital approximations of grain boundary networks in polycrystals", Sukbin Lee, Gregory Rohrer and Anthony Rollett, Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, accepted for publication (2014).

"Crystallographic Texture Evolution in 1008 Steel Sheet During Multi-axial Tensile Strain Paths", A Creuziger, L Hu, T Gnaeupel-Herold, AD Rollett. Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation (IMMI), 3 1 (2014); doi: 10.1186/2193-9772-3-1.

"Polycrystal Plasticity: Comparison Between Grain Scale Observations of Deformation and Simulations", Reeju Pokharel, Jonathan Lind, Anand K. Kanjarala, Ricardo A. Lebensohn, Shiu Fai Li, Peter Kenesei, Robert M. Suter, Anthony D. Rollett, Annual Reviews in Condensed Matter Physics, accepted for publication (2014).

"Interfacial orientation and misorientation relationships in nanolamellar Cu/Nb composites using transmission electron microscope based orientation and phase mapping", X. Liu, N.T. Nuhfer, A.D. Rollett, S. Sinha, S.-B. Lee, J.S. Carpenter, J.E. LeDonne, A. Darbal, K. Barmak, Acta Materialia, in press (2013).

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