W. Craig Carter
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
MacVicar Faculty Fellow
BS University of California, Berkeley, 1983
MS University of California, Berkeley, 1987
PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1989
Room 13-5018, 77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139
Prof. Carter's current research is the application of theoretical and computational materials science to microstructural evolution and the relations between material properties and microstructure. Particular emphasis is placed on the physical analysis of complex processes when possible and the development of numerical algorithms and codes when microstructural simulation is required. His group develops the means to optimize material properties through fundamental understanding and scientific visualization of the relations between processing and properties.
His group is currently addressing the morphological stability of interfaces and structures in ceramics and ceramic composites, analysis of reactive wetting in soldering and joining processes, development of codes for the analysis of micrographic images and their associated material properties, statistical methods of robust failure prediction from experimental data, and behavior of anisotropic surfaces.
Kinetics of Materials, John Wiley and Sons, September 2005 (with Profs. Robert W. Balluffi and Samuel M. Allen).
Meethong, N., Kao, Y.-H., Tang, M., Huang, H.-Y., Carter, W.C., Chiang, Y.-M., "Electrochemically Induced Phase Transformation in Nanoscale Olivines Li1-xMPO4 (M = Fe, Mn)," Chemistry of Materials, 20 (19): 6189–6198, OCT. 14, 2008.
Rajter, R.F., French, R.H., Ching, W.Y., Carter, W.C., Chiang, Y.-M., "Calculating van der Waals-London dispersion spectra and Hamaker coefficients of carbon nanotubes in water from ab initio optical properties," Journal of Applied Physics, 101 (5): Art. No. 054303, MAR. 1, 2007.
Tang, M., Carter, W.C., Cannon, R.M., " Grain boundary transitions in binary alloys," Physical Review Letters, 97 (7): Art. No. 075502, AUG. 18, 2006.
Dillon, S.J., Tang, M., Carter, W.C., Harmer, M.P., "Complexion: A new concept for kinetic engineering in materials science," Acta Materialia, 55 (18): 6208–6218, OCT. 2007.
Siem, E.J., Carter, W.C., Chatain, D., " The equilibrium shape of anisotropic interfacial particles," Philosophical Magazine, 84 (10): 991–1010, APR. 1, 2004.
Professor Carter wins Big Screw contest
Professor Craig Carter and 3.016 are the triumphant winners of APO's Big Screw competition.
|May 2, 2012|
Cambridge Crude in Scientific American
The cover story of the Dec.
|December 14, 2011|
DMSE Faculty use new methods to understand old materials
A computational approach to materials science and engineering could bring new properties even to familiar substances such as concrete and steel.
|October 28, 2009|