Michael J. Demkowicz


Education :

  • B.S. Physics, University of Texas at Austin, 2000
  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2000
  • B.A. Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program, University of Texas at Austin, 2000
  • S.M. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005

Awards :

  • MIT Graduate Materials Council outstanding teaching award (2014, 2015)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2012)
  • TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow Award (2012)
  • John C. Chipman career development chair in materials science and engineering at MIT (2008-2011)
  • Los Alamos Postdoctoral Distinguished Performance Award (2007)
  • Los Alamos Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow (2006-2008)
  • NSF Graduate Fellow (2000-2003)

Selected publications :

G. Xu and M. J. Demkowicz, “Healing of Nanocracks by Disclinations,” Physical Review Letters 111, 145501 (2013) http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.145501

A. Kashinath, A. Misra, and M. J. Demkowicz, “Stable Storage of Helium in Nanoscale Platelets at Semicoherent Interfaces,” Physical Review Letters 110, 086101 (2013) http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.086101

R. E. Baumer and M. J. Demkowicz, “Glass Transition by Gelation in a Phase Separating Binary Alloy,” Physical Review Letters 110, 145502 (2013)  http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.145502

M. J. Demkowicz, R. G. Hoagland, and J. P. Hirth, “Interface Structure and Radiation Damage Resistance in Cu-Nb Multilayer Nanocomposites,” Physical Review Letters 100, 136102 (2008) http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.136102

M. J. Demkowicz and A. S. Argon, “Liquidlike atomic environments act as plasticity carriers in amorphous silicon,” Physical Review B 72, 245205 (2005) http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevB.72.245205

A. Vattré, T. Jourdan, H. Ding, M.-C. Marinica, and M. J. Demkowicz, “Non-random walk diffusion enhances the sink strength of semicoherent interfaces,” Nature Communications 7, 10424 (2016) http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160129/ncomms10424/full/ncomms10424.html

M. Seita, J. P. Hanson, S. Gradecak, and M. J. Demkowicz, “The dual role of coherent twin boundaries in hydrogen embrittlement,” Nature Communications 6, 6164 (2015) http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150205/ncomms7164/abs/ncomms7164.html