Dongare Research Group

Welcome to Dongare Research Group

The Dongare Research Group aims to develop and apply state-of-the-art computational and experimental techniques to understand, characterize, and predict the properties and behavior of materials under extreme environments.

The computational methods use atomic scale modeling methods (density functional theory, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, etc.), mesoscale modeling methods (quasi-coarse-grained dynamics, kinetic Monte Carlo), and machine learning methods to understand and identify fundamental links between the atomic scale structure, chemistry, processes and the behavior, properties, and response of materials observed at macro scales in various environments. The experimental methods use laser shock, diamond anvil compression, and in situ diffraction to test and characterize the behavior and properties of materials as well as validate computational methods.

The current projects are aimed at developing digital twins of experiments to understand the spatial and temporal evolution of microstructure under the extremes that are relevant to materials processing (additive manufacturing), dynamic deformation (structural metallic and non-metallic materials, polymer composites, etc.), and materials informatics, and energy materials (metal-ion batteries) and guide the design of experiments.



Department of Materials Science & Engineering,
Department of Mechanical Engineering (joint appointment),
Department of Physics (joint appointment),
Institute of Materials Science

MZ 208, 25 King Hill Road, Unit 3136, Storrs, CT 06269-3136

Phone: +1 (860) 486 - 2592;