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- Professor Trinkle is an associate professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Ohio State University in 2003. Following his time as a National Research Council postdoctoral researcher at the Air Force Research Laboratory, he joined the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Univ. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2006. He was a TMS Young Leader International Scholar in 2008, received the NSF/CAREER award in 2009, the Xerox Award for Faculty Research at Illinois in 2011, the AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award in 2014, co-chaired the 2011 Physical Metallurgy Gordon Research conference, and became a Willett Faculty Scholar at Illinois in 2015. His research focuses on defects in materials using density-functional theory, and novel techniques to understand problems in mechanical behavior and transport.
Computational materials science: atomistics, electronic structure;
Mechanical behavior: plasticity and phase transformation at atomistic scale;
Defect properties: point defects, dislocations, interfaces;
Transport: interstitial diffusion, vacancy-mediated diffusion.
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Selected Articles in Journals
- T. Garnier, Z. Li, M. Nastar, P. Bellon, and D. R. Trinkle, "Calculation of strain effects on vacancy-mediated diffusion of impurities in fcc structures: General approach and application to Ni(1−x)Si." Phys. Rev. B 90, 184301 (2014).
- M. Ghazisaeidi, and D. R. Trinkle, "Interaction of oxygen interstitials with lattice faults in Ti," Acta Materialia 76, 82-86 (2014).
- B. J. Heuser, D. R. Trinkle, N. Jalarvo, J. Serio, E. J. Schiavone, E. Mamontov, and M. Tyagi, "Direct measurement of hydrogen dislocation pipe diffusion in deformed polycrystalline Pd using quasielastic neutron scattering," Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 025504 (2014).
- H. H. Wu and D. R. Trinkle. "Solute effect on oxygen diffusion in alpha-titanium." J. Appl. Phys. 113, 223504 (2013).
- J. A. Yasi and D. R. Trinkle, "Direct calculation of lattice green function with arbitrary interactions for general crystals." Phys. Rev. E 85, 066706 (2012)
- M. Yu and D. R. Trinkle, "Au/TiO2(110) interfacial reconstruction stability from ab initio," J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 17799-17805 (2011).
- H. H. Wu and D. R. Trinkle, "Direct diffusion through interpenetrating networks: Oxygen in titanium." Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 045504 (2011)