Shuozhi Xu

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I am an Elings Postdoctoral Fellow in the California NanoSystems Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the US. My advisor is Prof. Irene J. Beyerlein.

I am the lead developer of PyCAC, the concurrent atomistic-continuum simulation environment.


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 Fellow, with Prof. Irene J. Beyerlein07/2017-present
University of California, Santa Barbara
Postdoctoral Fellow, with Prof. David L. McDowell01/2017-06/2017
Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduate Research Assistant, with Prof. David L. McDowell08/2011-12/2016
Georgia Institute of Technology


  • PI, Atomistic simulations of nanotubes in body-centered cubic metals, NSF XSEDE (# MSS170028), Total Amount: 150,000 SUs + 1,600 node hours (≈ 7,716.66 USD)2017-2018
  • Co-PI, Concurrent atomistic-continuum simulations of dislocation/grain boundary interactions and dislocation/obstacle interactions in FCC metals, NSF XSEDE (# MSS150010), Total Amount: 2,357,858 SUs (≈ 122,305.31 USD)2016-2017


  • Travel Grant, MAGICS Materials Software Workshop, University of Southern California, 2017
  • Elings Prize Fellowship in Science, California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2017
  • Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017
  • MRS Graduate Student Award Silver Medal, 2017
  • Travel Grant, SES 52nd Annual Technical Meeting, 2015
  • Fellowship, IIMEC Summer School on Computational Materials Science across Scales, Texas A&M University, 2015
  • Outstanding Master Thesis, China Academy of Engineering Physics, 2011
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, China Academy of Engineering Physics, 2010

Professional Activities

Editorial Duties


Acta Materialia, Applied Sciences, Ceramics International, Computational Materials Science, Computer Physics Communications, Energies, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Extreme Mechanics Letters, IEEE Access, International Journal of Fatigue, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, International Journal of Modern Physics B, International Journal of Plasticity, Journal of Applied Physics, JOM, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Materials Letters, Materials Research Express, MRS Advances, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Philosophical Magazine, Philosophical Magazine Letters, Results in Physics, Scripta Materialia, Sustainability, Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China

Contact me

Shuozhi Xu
3209 Elings Hall
California NanoSystems Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6105