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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

David P. Field

David Field

Director, Institute of Materials Research,
Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture



Curriculum Vitae

Personal Website


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Yale University, 1991
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1988
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming, 1987

Professional Preparation

  • Director of Technology, TexSEM Laboratories, Inc., 1994 – 2000
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor and Part-time Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, 1994 – 1997
  • Engineer / Sr. Engineer, Alcoa Technical Center, 1991 – 1994

Research Interests

  • Physical and mechanical metallurgy
  • Metal deformation and recrystallization
  • Crystallographic texture
  • Grain boundary structure
  • Thin film and IC interconnect structure/properties relationships
  • Advanced experimental techniques

Recognition and Honors

  • Brahm Prakash Visiting Chair, IISC, Bangalore, India, 2016-17
  • Honorary Member, Golden Key International, 2014
  • Fellow, American Society for Materials International (2013)
  • Best Paper in Physical Sciences, Microscopy and Microanalysis Vol. 17, 2011
  • Visiting Professor, Laboratoire d’etudes de microstructures et de mechaniques des materiaux (LEM3), Universite de Lorraine, Metz, France, 2010-2014
  • TMS EMPMD service award – 2004
  • ASM International Committee Chair – 2000-2002

Selected Publications

Complete List of Publications on Google Scholar

  • K Adam, JM Root, Z Long, and DP Field, “Modeling the Controlled Recrystallization of Particle-Containing Aluminum Alloys” J. of Mater. Eng. and Perform, (2017)
  • Jingyi Zhang, Karyn Nash, Alyssa Arrigoni, Juan P. Escobedo, Jeff N. Florando, David P. Field “Hydrostatic pressure effect on mechanical behavior and texture evolution of Al and Brass,” Matls. Sci. Eng. A 769 (2017) 155-161
  • H Lyu, A Ruimi, DP Field, and HM Zbib, “Plasticity in Materials with Heterogeneous Microstructures,” Metall. Mater. Trans. A 47 (2016) 6608-6620
  • A Kundu and DP Field, “Influence of Plastic Deformation Heterogeneity on Development of Geometrically Necessary Dislocation Density in Dual Phase Steel,” Mater. Sci. Eng. A, 667 (2016), 435-443
  • G Cheng, F Zhang, A Ruimi, DP Field, and X Sun, Quantifying the Effects of Tempering on Individual Phase Properties of DP980 Steel with Nanoindentation,” Mater. Sci. Eng. A, 667 (2016), 240–249
  • EE Patterson, Y Hovanski, and DP Field, “Microstructural Characterization of Friction Stir Welded Aluminum-Steel Joints,” Metall Mater Trans 47A (2016) 2815-2829,
  • F Zhang, A Ruimi PC Wo, and DP Field, “Morphology and distribution of martensite in dual phase DP980 steel and its relation to the multiscale mechanical behavior,” Matls. Sci. Eng. A 659 (2016) 93-103
  • F Zhang, A Ruimi, DP Field, “Phase identification of dual phase (DP980) steels by EBSD and nanoindentation techniques,” Microsc. Microanal. (2016)
  • GB Hardy and DP Field, “Reliability of Twin-Dependent Triple Junction Distributions Measured from a Section Plane,” Acta Mater, 103 (2016) 809-822.