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W. Craig Carter, Ph.D.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Lord Foundation Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Room 13-5018
617-253-6048 (phone)
617-258-7874 (fax)

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BS University of California, Berkeley, 1983
MS University of California, Berkeley, 1987
PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1989

Research Summary

W. Craig Carter W. Craig CarterProfessor 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 617-253-6048 (phone) 617-258-7874 (fax) ccarter@mit.edu Prof. Carter's Home Page 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.

Selected Publications

  • Kinetics of Materials, John Wiley and Sons, September 2005 (with Profs. Robert W. Balluffi and Samuel M. Allen).
  • “Computation and Simulation of Reliability Parameters and their Variations in Heterogeneous Materials,” Acta Mater., 48, 13, 3593–3605, 2000 (with V. Cannillo).
  • “OOF: An Image-Based Finite-Element Analysis of Material Microstructures,” Comput. Sci. Eng., 3 (3) 15–23, 2001 (with others).
  • “Damage Evolution during Microcracking of Brittle Solids,” Acta Mater. 49 (1) 127–137, 2001 (with others).
  • “Residual-Stress Predictions in Polycrystalline Alumina,” J Am Ceram. Soc 84 (12) 2947–2954, 2001 (with others).
  • “Numerical Models of the Effect of Heterogeneity on the Behavior of Graded Materials,” Key Eng. Mat., 206-2: 2163–2166, 2002 (with others).

Last Updated: April 16, 2008