Thornton’s group 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 and in developing manufacturing processes that are the most cost-effective. The topics include evolution of topologically complex systems in three dimensions, simulations of electrochemical systems, and new model development for two-dimensional materials.
- Thornton group GitHub repository: https://github.com/UMThorntonGroup/
Coverage in News and Popular Media
- Materials Today, “A New Approach to Modelling Nucleation.” http://www.materialstoday.com/computation-theory/news/a-new-approach-to-modelling-nucleation/
- Science Daily, “Window into Battery Life for Next-Gen Lithium Cells.” https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161018194231.htm
- JOM, “Short Course Organizer Takes the Long View on ICME Implementation.” http://www.tms.org/pubs/journals/JOM/techHeadlinesArticle.aspx?articleID=4940
- JOM, “Focusing on the Future: Katsuyo Thornton on What Lies Ahead for TMS’ New ICME Committee.” http://www.tms.org/pubs/journals/JOM/techHeadlinesArticle.aspx?articleID=3340
- Science Daily, “Why Metal Alloys Degrade And Fail?” https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080924175200.htm