New! Postdoc position available. Candidates with excellent experience in DFT and MD modeling of defect behavior in metallic and oxide systems are preferred. Candidates with mesoscale modeling experience such as phase field, kinetic Monte Carlo, cluster dynamics will also be considered.
New! PhD student position available. Candidates with excellent background in materials science, physics, or related fields will be considered. Prior experience in atomistic or mesoscale modeling is a big plus.
If interested, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. I may not respond to every email, but every applicant's credentials will be fully evaluated.
Welcome to Dr. Bai's Computational Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE) group webpage!
The research of Dr. Bai's group focuses on using atomistic to mesoscale computational approaches to study a wide range of materials science problems. Currently the primary focus is on modeling the radiation effects and physical property degradation in nuclear materials.
6/1/2018, Dr. Bai receives the prestigious Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. Congratulations!
4/2 - 4/6/2018, Jarin and Weiming each gave an oral presentation at the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.
3/13/2018, Dr. Bai gave an invited presentation at the 2018 TMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.
1/24/2018, Dr. Bai gave an invited presentation at the 42nd International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC18) in Daytona Beach, Florida.
1/3 - 1/7/2018, Dr. Bai gave Keynote Lecture at 2018 International Conference on Plasticity, Damage, and Fracture in Puerto Rico.
11/27 - 12/01/2017, Dr. Bai gave an invited talk and Yaxuan Zhang gave an oral presentation at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston. Dr. Bai also chaired a session related to radiation damage in metallic alloys.
11/06/2017, Fengai Zhao from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China joined our group as a joint PhD student. Welcome!
08/10/2017, Axel Alcocer Seoane joined our research group as a PhD student. He has been selected for the prestigious VT-ICTAS Doctoral Scholars Award. Welcome and congratulations!!!
08/10/2017, Weiming Chen from Carnegie Mellon University joined our research group as a PhD student. Welcome!
08/2017, Dr. Bai visited Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and discussed collaboration opportunities with LANL scientists.
07/2017, Dr. Bai visited Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and strengthened the ongoing collaborations with INL scientists.
5/18/2017, Jarin is among 31 graduate students nationwide who have been awarded the prestigious Integrated University Program (IUP) Graduate Fellowship from the US Department of Energy. Congratulations!!!
3/21/2017, Dr. Bai gave a research seminar at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Florida.
2/27 - 3/2/2017, Dr. Bai served as the Lead Organizer for the symposium "Ceramic Materials for Nuclear Energy Research and Applications" at 2017 TMS Annual Meeting. He also served as a session chair and gave a presentation.
2/9/2017, Weijia Guo joined our research group as a visiting student. She is a senior at Tianjin University in China and doing her senior design project at Virginia Tech. Welcome!
1/24/2017, Dr. Bai gave an invited presentation at the 41st International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC17) in Daytona Beach, Florida.
1/12/2017, Jarin French joined our research group as a graduate researcher, welcome!
1/6/2017, Dr. Bai gave an invited presentation at the 2017 International Conference on Plasticity, Damage, and Fracture in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
12/1/2016, Dr. Bai received the International Travel Supplemental Grant from the Office of Vice President for Research and Innovation.
10/17/2016, Thomas Kronenberg joined our research group as an undergraduate researcher, welcome!
10/10/2016, Dr. Bai gave a seminar to the freshmen of engineering school to introduce his nuclear materials research.
09/30/2016, Dr. Bai gave a MSE department seminar to introduce his nuclear materials research to graduate students and faculties.
08/24/2016, Kyle Nelson joined our research group as an undergraduate researcher, welcome!
08/22/2016, Bilal Ahmed joined our research group as an undergraduate researcher, welcome!
08/20/2016, Corinne Wells joined our research group as an undergraduate researcher, welcome!
08/11/2016, Yaxuan Zhang joined our research group as a graduate researcher, welcome!
08/10/2016, Dr. Bai left Idaho National Laboratory and joined Virginia Tech, welcome!