David Montiel

Research Investigator

dmontiel@umich.edu

2072 H.H. Dow

T: (734) 647-4802

Bio



EDUCATION:

Ph.D. (Physics), McGill University, Canada, 2009
M.Sc. (Chemistry), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico, 2001
B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico, 2000

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

The main focus of my research is the development and application of theoretical models to the computational study of the evolution of structures, both at the microscopic and mesoscopic level. In particular, I have employed the Phase Field (PF) and Phase Field Crystal (PFC) models to study phenomena such as formation of precipitate free-zones near grain boundaries, evolution of the metal/electrolyte interface during pitting corrosion, columnar-to-equiaxed transition in Mg alloy welds, and buckling of two-dimensional layers.


PRIOR EXPERIENCE:

Senior Research Fellow with Prof. Katsuyo Thornton (March 2014 – Dec. 2015)

Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

Adjoint Lecturer (Jan. 2016– Apr. 2016) 

Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Nikolas Provatas (Jan. 2010 – Feb. 2015)

Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University and

Dept. of Physics, McGill University

 Research Assistant (Jan. 1998 – Aug. 1999)

PEMEX / Dept. of Chemistry UNAM, Mexico


AWARDS AND SERVICE:

CONACyT. Fellowship for PhD studies, 2003-2006.
CONACyT. Fellowship for MSc studies, 1999-2001.
UNAM. Alfonso Caso Medal for outstanding graduate studies (MSc), 2004