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Anter El-Azab

Anter El-Azab

Professor of Materials Engineering and School of Nuclear Engineering

Contact Information

Office: ARMS 2215
Phone: +1 765 49-66864
FAX: +1 765 49-41204
School of Materials Engineering
and School of Nuclear Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

For prospective graduate students

Several Ph.D. openings are available in Professor El-Azab's group for spring 2017, summer 2017 and fall 2018. The group performs advanced theoretical and computational research in the areas of mesoscale plasticity and dislocation dynamics, radiation effects in materials, microstructure evolution, phase field method development, and computational methods for materials science and mechanics. The ideal applicant should have MS in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or materials science and engineering, with some experience (graduate course and/or research) in microstructure science, elasticity, numerical methods, computational techniques such as finite element method, and an advanced programming languages, e.g., Fortran or C++ or both. The more background in these areas an applicant has, the higher the chances he or she can be made an offer to join the group. For inquiry please send an email to Professor El-Azab. (

Keywords: Dislocation dynamics, Mesoscale plasticity, Microstructure, Phase field methods, Radiation effects in materials, Computational methods in Materials Science.


  • Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering, UCLA, 1994

Employment History

  • Dr. El-Azab obtained a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1994, and an M.S. and B.S. in Nuclear Engineering, both from the University of Alexandria, Egypt in 1989 and 1986, respectively. Dr. Anter El-Azab is a professor of Nuclear Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Purdue University. He obtained his PhD at UCLA in Nuclear Engineering/Materials. He joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for six years as a research scientist in modeling and simulation in materials and nanoscale systems. He then joined Florida State University as an associate professor and then full professor of Computational Science, Materials Science, and Mechanical Engineering.


  • MSE 597: Dislocation Dynamics (Spring 2018)
  • MSE 250: Physical Properties in Engineering Systems (Fall 2017)
  • MSE 367: Materials Processing Laboratory (Spring 2017)
  • MSE 697: Materials in Extreme Environments (Fall 2016)
  • MSE 597: Dislocation Dynamics (Spring 2016)
  • NUCL 320: Introduction to Materials for Nuclear Applications (Fall 2015)

Postdoctoral Scholars

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