Shuozhi Xu

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I will join the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma as a tenure-track assistant professor in January 2023.

I have expertise in materials modeling from subatomic to microscales and machine learning. I mainly work with two multiscale modeling frameworks. The first framework involves concurrent multiscale modeling based on a coarse-grained atomistic method (using PyCAC). The second framework concerns sequential multiscale modeling, which is based on density functional theory (using VASP), atomistic simulation method (using LAMMPS), and phase-field model (using PFDD). With these approaches, I study a series of mechanical and thermal problems in a wide variety of structural and functional materials.


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering 2016
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Advisor: Prof. David L. McDowell
Thesis: The concurrent atomistic-continuum method: Advancements and applications in plasticity of face-centered cubic metals
M.S., Computational Science and Engineering 2015
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
M.S., Solid Mechanics 2011
China Academy of Engineering Physics, China
B.S., Thermal Energy and Power Engineering 2008
Beihang University, China


Postdoctoral Scholar, with Prof. Irene J. Beyerlein07/2020-10/2022
University of California, Santa Barbara
Elings Postdoctoral Fellow, with Prof. Irene J. Beyerlein07/2017-07/2020
University of California, Santa Barbara
Postdoctoral Fellow, with Prof. David L. McDowell01/2017-06/2017
Georgia Institute of Technology


  • Finalist, 3rd Rising Stars in Computational Materials Science2021
  • Registration Award, 13th International Conference on the Technology of Plasticity2021
  • TMS Light Metals Division Magnesium Technology Best Poster Award2020
  • Travel Grant, MAGICS Materials Software Workshop, University of Southern California2017
  • Elings Prize Fellowship in Science, California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara2017
  • Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, Georgia Institute of Technology2017
  • Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award Silver Medal2017
  • Travel Grant, SES 52nd Annual Technical Meeting2015
  • Fellowship, IIMEC Summer School on Computational Materials Science across Scales, Texas A&M University2015
  • Outstanding Master Thesis, China Academy of Engineering Physics2011
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, China Academy of Engineering Physics2010

Contact me

Shuozhi Xu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019
Email: shuozhixu (at)