Donghua Xu

Portrait of Donghua Xu

Donghua Xu

Associate Professor
Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Sch of Mech/Ind/Mfg Engr 303C Dearborn Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

PhD, Materials Science, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 2005
MS, Materials Science, Caltech, 2002
BS, Materials Science, Jilin University, 1998


Donghua Xu’s research centers around thermally driven and/or irradiation induced kinetic processes in materials. He is particularly interested in materials microstructural and microchemical evolution under neutral or charged particle irradiation, and formation, devitrification and properties of amorphous metals/alloys (a.k.a. metallic glasses). His research involves both computation (cluster dynamics, object kinetic Monte Carlo, nucleation and growth theory, etc.) and experiments (melting, casting, annealing, microstructural characterization etc.)

  • At Oregon State since 2016
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee – Knoxville, 2011-2016
  • Assistant Research Engineer, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Univ. Calif. Berkeley, 2008-2011
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC-Berkeley, 2005-2008