Yuri Mishin

Yuri Mishin


Primary Research: Material Sciences

Office: 213 Planetary Hall Phone: 703-993-3984
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM or by appointment.
Personal Website: http://physics.gmu.edu/~ymishin/

Current Research Interests

Theory and atomistic modeling of materials, particularly materials interfaces, atomic diffusion, and mechanical behavior of metals and intermetallic compounds. Specific areas of interest include:

  1. Models of atomic interaction in materials. Development of semi-empirical many-body potentials from experimental data and first-principles calculations.
  2. Interfaces in materials, including grain and interphase boundaries. Interfacial motion, segregation, chemical reactions and cohesion.
  3. Atomistic theory and modeling of interfacial kinetics in materials. Relationships between interfacial structure, chemistry, and diffusion.
  4. Defects and diffusion in intermetallic compounds: diffusion mechanisms, calculation of diffusion coefficients, relation to creep and other high-temperature properties.
  5. Plastic deformation and fracture of metals and intermetallic compounds. Grain boundary sliding and cleavage.
Current Research Projects
  • Interfaces in Electronic and Structural Materials. 
    Funding Agency: US Department of Energy, BES, Division of Materials Sciences.
  • Dislocation Diffusion in Metallic Materials. 
    Funding Agency: Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
  • Reliable Interatomic Potentials for Advanced Materials Systems. 
    Funding Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Teaching Interests

Fundamentals of Materials Science
Physical Chemistry of Solids PHYS 614: Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials FALL 2010
Solid State Physics and Applications
Atomistic Modeling of Materials
Statistical Mechanics

Instructional Faculty