- Materials Science and Engineering
Microstructure evolution, grain boundary properties, statistical thermodynamics, computational materials science
Jeremy Mason's research interests focus on the use of theoretical and computational techniques to study the evolution of materials. This encompasses phenomena as diverse as the formation of solidification nuclei in a liquid, the appearance of low energy dislocation structures during the deformation of metals, and grain boundary motion during annealing and recrystallization. The study of these phenomena often requires that new simulation methods be developed to improve accuracy or reduce runtime, or that new mathematical methods be developed to analyze simulations results and make rigorous comparison with experiments. He pursues this with the intention of further developing the theoretical and computational side of "rational materials design".
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Materials Science and Engineering, PhD, 2005
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Physics, BS, 2001