V. Yamakov

National Institute of Aerospace, USA

Position: Senior Research Scientist National Institute of Aerospace yamakov@nianet.org 100 Exploration Way (757) 864-2850 Hampton, VA 23666 NASA Contractor at Langley Research Center / Virginia Resident at: MS 188E, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 23681 www.nianet.org/resources/Research/Research-Staff/Vesselin-Yamakov/Vesselin-Yamakov.aspx Education: Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Institute for Physical Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, Feb. 1999 M.S. in Condensed Matter Physics, University of Sofia, Bulgaria, July 1991 Research Interests: • Materials science with the emphasis on the development of new materials, including nanocrystalline materials, metallic materials and polymer-metal composites. • Multiscale modeling: atomistic molecular-dynamics and Monte-Carlo simimulations, coupled with continuum finite-element modeling for representing fracture processes in metallic systems. Current Research: Evaluation of Damage Processes through Atomistic Modeling. The purpose of the research is to study at atomic level the conditions for fracture nucleation and the mechanisms of crack growth in metals and alloys. The goal is to develop computational models for predicting the failure of metals and metal alloys that are of interest for aero and space applications. Areas of Interest: 1. Materials science with the emphasis on the development of new materials, including nanocrystalline materials and polymer-metal composites. 2. Multiscale modeling: atomistic molecular-dynamics and Monte-Carlo simimulations, coupled with continuum finite-element modeling for representing fracture processes in metallic systems.

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