Institute of High Performance Computing


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Material Science & Engineering (MSE)

Dr. David T. Wu

Dr. David T. Wu

  • Title: Senior Scientist and Deputy Department Director; Capability Group Manager (MS Group)
  • Tel: 64191501
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Research Interests:

  • Theory and modelling of nucleation, crystallization and grain growth.


  • Ph.D., Applied Physics, Harvard University, 1992.
  • S.M., Applied Physics, Harvard University, 1991.
  • A.B. (summa cum laude), Physics, Harvard University, 1985.

Published Journals/ Articles:


    • "A new procedure for analyzing the nucleation kinetics of freezing in computer simulation", L.S. Bartell & D.T. Wu, J. Chem. Phys. 125, 194503 (2006).
    • "Nucleation and the solid-liquid interfacial energy", D.T. Wu, L. Granasy, & F. Spaepen, MRS Bull. 29, 945 (2004).
    • "Coarsening dynamics: flowing complex shapes", D.T. Wu, Nat. Mater. 3, 353 (2004).
    • "Kinetic Extension of the Nucleation Theorem", R. McGraw & D.T. Wu, J. Chem. Phys. 118, 9337 (2003).
    • "Modelling the influence of grain-size-dependent solute drag on the kinetics of grain growth in nanocrystalline materials", A. Michels, C.E. Krill, H. Ehrhardt, R. Birringer, & D.T. Wu, Acta Mater. 47, 2143 (1999).
    • "Nucleation theory", D.T. Wu, Solid State Phys. 50, 37 (1997).

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