• Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Geogia Institute of Technology 2007
  • M.S., Materials Science, Université de Rennes (France), 2001
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, École Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées (France) 2001


Dr. Dingreville joined the Woodruff School as an adjunct assistant professor in 2019 and is based at Sandia National Laboratories.


  • Mechanical behavior and aging of materials under extreme environments (e.g., irradiation or high strain rate), with an emphasis on characterizing the impact of coupled effects (e.g., stress and irradiation) on properties and microstructure evolution.
  • Materials design through interface engineering to enhance performance under extreme environments.
  • Atomic-scale defect mechanisms and collective response of interfaces under extreme environments.
  • Integration of computational materials science simulations with experimental capabilities (simulated experimental measurements).
My research expertise is at the intersection of computational material science, experimental materials science and emerging fields in integrated computational mechanics. I employ and combine various theoretical and computational techniques (molecular dynamics, cluster dynamics, phase field, mean field, data mining) to understand and characterize materials aging and performance in solid matter. My research emphasizes designing materials with enhanced functionality through understanding and control of interface and defect phenomena. My research strategy is built on “reduced order mesoscale models”, which enable insights into how computational materials science and engineering can be exploited as discovery tools for applications into technologies such as nanostructures or advanced alloys.

  • International visiting scholar fellowship at CNRS, Labex DAMAS, 2017
  • Sandia National Laboratories SPOT Award for exceptional accomplishments, 2017
  • Division 6000 (Energy Division) 2015 Up & coming innovator award, 2015
  • International visiting scholar fellowship at CNRS, Labex DAMAS, 2015 
  • ASME recognition award for tutorial on “Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics” at PVP. 2013 TMS fellowship for the emerging leaders alliance capstone program, 2015
  • TMS Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division (MPMD) young leader professional development award, 2013 
  • NSF fellowship summer institute of nano mechanics and materials, 2010  
  • R. Dingreville et al., JMPS, 2005, vol. 53(8), p. 1827–1854, #1 most cited journal article for 2005-2010 in the Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2010 
  • Sandia National Laboratories SPOT Award for technical accomplishments, 2009 
  • M.S. degree with Honors of the Jury, Universit´e de Rennes, France, 2001.


1. Dingreville, R., J. Qu, and M. Cherkaoui, “Surface free energy and its effect on the elastic behavior of nano-size particles, wires and films”. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 53(8), 1827–1854, 2005.
2. Dingreville, R., and J. Qu, “A semi-analytical method to compute surface elastic properties”. Acta Materialia, 55(1), 141–147, 2007.
3. Dingreville, R., A.J. Kulkarni, M. Zhou, and J. Qu, “A semi-analytical method for quantifying the size-dependent elasticity of nanostructures”. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 16(2), 025002, 2008.
4. Dingreville, R., and J. Qu, “Interfacial excess energy, excess stress and excess strain in elastic solids: planar interfaces”. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 56(5), 1944–1954, 2008.
5. Dingreville, R., and J. Qu, ‘A semi-analytical method to estimate interface elastic properties”. Computational Materials Science, 46(1), 83–91, 2009.
6. Dingreville, R., C.C. Battaile, L.N. Brewer, E.A. Holm, and B.L. Boyce, “The effect of microstructural representation on simulations of microplastic ratcheting”. International Journal of Plasticity, 26(5), 617–633, 2010.
7. Zhang, L., R. Dingreville, T.J. Bartel, and M.T. Lusk, “Hybrid Monte Carlo simulation of stress-induced texture evolution with inelastic effects”. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 43(3), 575–581, 2011.
8. Zhang, L., R. Dingreville, T.J. Bartel, and M.T. Lusk, “A stochastic approach to capture crystal plasticity”. International Journal of Plasticity, 27(9), 1432–1444, 2011.
9. Dingreville, R., J. Robbins, and T. E. Voth, “Multiresolution modeling of the dynamic loading of metal matrix composites”. JOM, 65(2), 203–214, 2013.
10. Dingreville, R., J. Robbins, and T. E. Voth, “Wave propagation and dispersion in elasto-plastic microstructured materials”. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 51(11), 203–214, 2014.
11. Dingreville, R., A. Hallil, and S. Berbenni, “From coherent to incoherent mismatched interfaces: A generalized continuum formulation of surface stresses”. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 72, 40–60, 2014.
12. Dingreville, R., A. Eckert-Gallup, and C. Sallaberry, “Uncertainty analysis for the net-sectioncollapse failure criterion of circumferentially cracked cylinders for multiple arbitrary-shaped circumferential cracks”. International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, 123, 30–45, 2014.
13. Muntifering, B., R. Dingreville, K. Hattar, and J. Qu, “Electron Beam Effects during In-Situ Annealing of Self-Ion Irradiated Nanocrystalline Nickel”. Materials Research Letters, 4(2), 96–103, 2016.
14. Rudland, D., C. Harrington, and R. Dingreville, R., “Development of the extremely low probability of rupture (xLPR) Version 2.0 code”. Proceedings of the 2015 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP2015-45134, 2015.
15. Dunn, A., R. Dingreville, and L. Capolungo, “Multi-scale simulation of radiation damage accumulation and subsequent hardening in neutron-irradiated α-Fe”. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 24(1), 015005, 2015.
16. Dingreville, R., R.A. Karnesky, G. Puel, and J.-H. Schmitt, “Review of the synergies between computational modeling and experimental characterization of materials across length scales”. Journal of Materials Science, 51(3), 1178–1203, 2016.
17. Muntifering, B., S.J. Blair, C. Gong, A. Dunn, R. Dingreville, J. Qu, K. Hattar, “Cavity evolution at grain boundaries as a function of radiation damage and thermal conditions in nanocrystalline nickel”. MRS Proceedings, 1809, 13–18, 2015.
18. Lim, H., R. Dingreville, L.A. Deibler, T.E. Buchheit, C.C. Battaile, “Investigation of grainscale microstructural variability in tantalum using crystal plasticity-finite element simulations”. Computational Materials Science, 117, 437–444, 2016.
19. Dunn, A., R. Dingreville, and L. Capolungo, “Identification of dominant damage accumulation processes at grain boundaries during irradiation in nanocrystalline α-Fe: A statistical study”. Acta Materialia, 110, 306–323, 2016.
20. Dunn, A., R. Dingreville, E. Mart´ınez and L. Capolungo, “Synchronous parallel spatially resolved stochastic cluster dynamics”. Computational Materials Science, 120, 43–52, 2016.
21. Dingreville, R., and S. Berbenni, “On the interaction of solutes with grain boundaries”. Acta Materialia, 104(104), 237–249, 2015.
22. Barrows, W., R. Dingreville, and D.E. Spearot, “Traction-separation relationships for hydrogen induced grain boundary embrittlement in nickel via molecular dynamics simulations”. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 560(5), 354–364, 2016.
23. Muntifering, B., Y. Fang, A.C. Leff, A. Dunn, J. Qu, M.L. Taheri, R. Dingreville, and K. Hattar, “In situ Transmission Electron Microscopy He+ implantation and thermal aging of nanocrystalline iron”. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 482, 139–146, 2016.
24. Dunn, A., B. Muntifering, R. Dingreville, K. Hattar, and L. Capolungo, “Displacement rate and temperature equivalence in stochastic cluster dynamics simulations of irradiated pure α-Fe”. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 480, 129–137, 2016.
25. Weck, P.F, P.-A. Juan, R. Dingreville, E. Kim, “Density functional analysis of fluorite-structured (Ce, Zr)O2/CeO2 interfaces”. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121(27), 14678–14687, 2017.
26. Juan, P.-A., and R. Dingreville, “Mechanics of finite cracks in dissimilar anisotropic elastic media considering interfacial elasticity”. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 99, 1–18, 2017.
27. Dingreville, R., D. Aksoy, and D.E. Spearot, “A primer on selecting grain boundary sets for comparison of interfacial fracture properties in molecular dynamics simulations”. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 8332, 2017.
28. C.J. O’Brien, P.-A. Juan, J. Bignell, and R. Dingreville, “Fragmentation prediction for a brittle ceramic: An integrated two-scale model approach”. Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 116, 2017.
29. Schleife, A., C.W. Lee, K. Hattar, R. Dingreville, S. Foiles, “Multiscale modeling of electron-ion dynamics in silicon under particle radiation”. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 62, 2017.
30. Zarnas, P., R. Dingreville and J. Qu, “Mechanics of radiation-induced defects segregation to dislocations and grain boundaries: a chemomechanical framework”. Computational Materials Science, 144, 99–112, 2018.
31. Stewart, J., A. Kohnert, L. Capolungo and R. Dingreville and J. Qu, “Design and Analysis of Cluster Dynamics Simulations for Predicting Radiation Damage Parameter Spaces”. Computational Materials Science, XXX, 2018 (special issue; invited).
32. Zhou, X.W., R. Dingreville and R.A. Karnesky, “Molecular dynamics studies of irradiation effects on hydrogen isotope diffusion through nickel crystals and grain boundaries”. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20, 520–534, 2018.
33. Stewart, J., G. Brookman, P. Price, M. Franco, W. Ji, K. Hattar, and R. Dingreville R.A. Karnesky, “Characterizing single isolated radiation-damage events from molecular dynamics via virtual diffraction methods”. Journal of Applied Physics, 123(16),
165902, 2018.
34. Juan, P.-A., and R. Dingreville, “Elastic Green’s function in anisotropic bimaterials considering interfacial elasticity”. Journal of Elasticity, 131(2), 277–296, 2018.

Book Chapters

1. Van Brutzel, L., R. Dingreville, and T.J. Bartel, “Nuclear fuel deformation phenomena”. Stateof-the-Art Report on Multi-scale Modelling of Nuclear Fuels. OECD/NEA Working Party on Multi-scale Modelling of Fuels and Structural Materials for Nuclear Systems, 59, 2015.
2. Spearot, D.E. R. Dingreville, C.J. O’Brien, “Atomistic Simulation Techniques to Model Hydrogen Segregation and Hydrogen Embrittlement in Metallic Materials”. Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., C.-H. Hsueh et al. (eds.), Handbook of Mechanics of Materials, 2018.