Chal-Lan Park

Katsuyo Thornton

L.H. and F.E. Van Vlack Professor

2022 HH Dow
T: (734) 615-1498



B.S.E. Materials Science and Engineering

Coarsening occurs in a wide range of materials. The microstructural evolution during coarsening can greatly alter material properties. While coarsening of spherical particles have been well understood, our understanding of coarsening of complex microstructures is still limited. Therefore, in order to gain further insights into the dynamics of coarsening of morphologically and topologically complex microstructures, I use the phase-field method to evolve simulated three-dimensional microstructures and use the level-set method to calculate various interfacial properties. Through the calculated interfacial properties, we can then characterize the morphology of a system and its evolution to develop a theory of coarsening for complex structures.