Thornton, Katsuyo


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Professor of Materials Science and Engineering


Katsuyo Thornton is L.H. and F.E. Van Vlack Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on computational and theoretical investigations of the evolution of microstructures and nanostructures during processing and operation. These investigations facilitate the understanding of the underlying physics of materials to aid us in designing advanced materials with desirable properties. The topics include coarsening in elastically stressed solids, evolution of topologically complex systems in three dimensions, simulations of electrochemical systems, and self-assembly of quantum dots and other nanoscale phenomena during heteroepitaxy of semiconductors using large-scale simulations.