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William C Johnson

William C. Johnson

Professor and Chair of Materials Science and Engineering

Ph.D. 1980 Michigan Technological University
M.S. 1978 Michigan Technological University
B.S. 1976 Michigan Technological University

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Virginia
PO Box 400745
395 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4745
Office: Wilsdorf Hall Room 109C
p: 434- 982-4884
f: 434- 982-5660


Research Interests

My research is in the general area of diffusional phase transformations. Of particular interest is the influence of compositional and epitaxial strains on the thermodynamic description of crystals, the evolution of microstructure in thin films and bulk alloys, and the effect of stress on the kinetics of phase transformations. Our work consists primarily of theory and simulation.

Professonal Experience and Memberships

National Research Council Post-doctoral Research Associate National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD. December 1980 - June 1982.

Visiting Scientist, Centre d'Etude Chimie Metallurgique CNRS, Vitry-sur-Seine, France. May - August 1987

Alexander von Humboldt Fellow 1989 - 1990

Guest Professor, Institut fur Metallforschung - Metallphysik, Technische Universitat Berlin. May 1990 - March 1991.

Professor, Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science Carnegie Mellon University, 1982 - 1993

Awards and Honors

2006 CGEP Distinguished Faculty Award

2005 VEF Distinguished Faculty Award

1998-99 All-University Teaching Award

1996 H.S. Morton, Jr., Undergraduate Teaching Award

Fellow, ASM

1988 Bradley Stoughten Outstanding Young Teacher Award of ASM

1983 Robert Lansing Hardy Gold Metal of TMS-AIME

Selected Publications

W.C. Johnson, ``Influence of elastic stress on phase transformations,'' in Lectures on the Theory of Phase Transformations, ed. H.I. Aaronson (TMS-AIME, 2000) pp. 35-134.

P.W. Voorhees and W.C. Johnson, ``The thermodynamics of elastically stressed crystals," Solid State Physics, (2004).

W.C. Johnson, ``Spinodal Decomposition in a small radially stressed sphere," Acta mater. 49, 3463-74 (2001).

S.M. Wise and W.C. Johnson, ``Numerical simulations of pattern-directed phase decomposition in a stressed, binary thin film," J. Appl. Phys. 94, pp. 889-98 (2003).

P.H. Leo and W.C. Johnson, ``Spinodal decomposition and coarsening of stressed thin films on compliant substrates," Acta mater. 49, pp. 1771-87 (2001).

W.C. Johnson and P.H. Leo, ``Sequences of phase formation in multiphase stressed plates," Metall. Mater. Trans. 33A, pp. 1901-11 (2002).

W.C. Johnson, ``Superficial stress and strain at coherent interfaces," Acta mater. 48, pp. 433-444 (2000).

W.C. Johnson, ``On the growth of an intermediate phase in coherently stressed thin plates," Acta mater. 48, pp. 1021-32 (2000).