Victor Chan

Katsuyo Thornton

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

2022 HH Dow
T: (734) 615-1498



Office: 2029 HH Dow
B.S.E Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, UC Berkeley
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

My research involves using topological concepts to analyze the microstructure of materials.  The information obtained, such as connectivity and number of voids, can be related back to material properties.  This will allow us to develop quantitative relationships between the structural features and the bulk properties of a material.

My other project involves using the phase field crystal method to investigate the mechanisms and energetics of solidification. Currently, I am working to improve the predictive capability and numerical efficiency of the phase-field crystal method