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David Dunand

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering


2220 Campus Drive
Cook Hall 1129
Evanston, IL 60208

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Materials Science and Engineering

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Ph.D. Metallurgy, MIT, Cambridge, MA

B.S., M.S. Materials Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

Research Interests

Physical and mechanical metallurgy of multiphase metallic materials. My research focuses on metallic alloys, composites, foams and scaffolds, with particular emphasis on measuring and modeling their mechanical properties in light of their microstructure. Strong focus in the area of additive manufacturing of metals via ink extrusion + sintering or via selective laser melting. Use of synchrotron X-ray radiation to study strains, phase composition and tomography in situ and operando.

Significant Recognition

  • TMS Fellow, 2012
  • Minerals Metals and Materials Society Structural Materials Division Distinguished Scientist/Engineering Award, 2008
  • Fellow, ASM International, 2007
  • Department Teacher of the Year, 1998

Significant Professional Service

  • Co-founder, NanoAI, LLC (acquired by Braidy Industries, 2018)
  • Co-Director, Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN) 2008-2015
  • James and Margie Krebs Professorship, 2005-2016
  • Visiting professor, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), spring 2000

Selected Publications

  • Glerum, Jennifer A.; De Luca, Anthony; Schuster, Marvin L.; Kenel, Christoph; Leinenbach, Christian; Dunand, David C., Effect of oxide dispersoids on precipitation-strengthened Al-1.7Zr (wt %) alloys produced by laser powder-bed fusion, Additive Manufacturing (2022).
  • Ohl, Brandon; Dunand, David C., Effects of Ni and Cr additions on γ + γ’ microstructure and mechanical properties of W-free Co–Al–V–Nb–Ta-based superalloys, Materials Science and Engineering A (2022).
  • Rakhmonov, Jovid U.; Weiss, David; Dunand, David C., Solidification microstructure, aging evolution and creep resistance of laser powder-bed fused Al-7Ce-8Mg (wt%), Additive Manufacturing (2022).
  • Glerum, Jennifer A.; Hocine, Samy; Chang, Cynthia Sin Ting; Kenel, Christoph; Van Petegem, Steven; Casati, Nicola; Sanchez, Dario Ferreira; Van Swygenhoven, Helena; Dunand, David C., Operando X-ray diffraction study of thermal and phase evolution during laser powder bed fusion of Al-Sc-Zr elemental powder blends, Additive Manufacturing (2022).
  • Glerum, Jennifer A.; Mogonye, Jon Erik; Dunand, David C., Creep properties and microstructure evolution at 260–300 °C of AlSi10Mg manufactured via laser powder-bed fusion, Materials Science and Engineering A (2022).
  • Suwanpreecha, C.; Rakhmonov, J. U.; Chankitmunkong, S.; Pandee, P.; Dunand, D. C.; Limmaneevichitr, C., Ambient- and elevated temperature properties of Sc- and Zr-modified Al–6Ni alloys strengthened by Al3Ni microfibers and Al3(Sc,Zr) nanoprecipitates, Materials Science and Engineering A (2022).
  • Rakhmonov, Jovid U.; Weiss, David; Dunand, David C., Comparing evolution of precipitates and strength upon aging of cast and laser-remelted Al–8Ce-0.2Sc-0.1Zr (wt.%), Materials Science and Engineering A (2022).
  • Rakhmonov, Jovid U.; Bahl, Sumit; Shyam, Amit; Dunand, David C., Cavitation-resistant intergranular precipitates enhance creep performance of θ′-strengthened Al-Cu based alloys, Acta Materialia (2022).