Doctor Reza Darvishi Kamachali, postdoctoral researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE), was awarded the Heisenberg Fellowship by the German Research Foundation to pursue his research on materials microstructures. By combining mesoscale full-field simulations with mean-field modelling, Darvishi Kamachali aims at designing advanced engineering materials microstructures and their optimal processes. While mesoscale full-field simulations enable analysing virtual microstructure evolution in full details, mean-field modelling allows the discovering of applied interrelationships between bulk material properties and the material’s microstructure. In close collaboration with the MPIE departments of Computational Materials Design and Microstructure Physics and Alloy Design, Darvishi Kamachali focuses on scale-bridging studies across atomistic simulations and precise experimentation and characterization of complex material systems of steel, aluminium and high entropy alloys.
In comparison to other theoretical approaches, the Heisenberg fellow will couple the materials’ chemistry, mechanics and thermodynamics in a kinetics framework to gain an insight on the overtime evolution. The understanding of coupled thermo-chemo-mechanical phenomena can lead to novel design routes of future materials.
The Heisenberg Programme is dedicated to promote young, highly-qualified researchers heading for professorship.