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Patrick R. Cantwell

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Patrick Cantwell is an expert in transmission electron microscopy, grain boundaries and interfaces, and nanocrystalline alloys. He has industry experience working for Creare, Inc. and Arvin Sango, Inc. Dr. Cantwell͛s research focuses on grain boundary structure-property relationships, microstructural evolution during polycrystalline materials processing and nanocrystalline thermal stability.

Teaching Interests

  • Materials engineering
  • Computer programming
  • Graphical communications

Research Experiences

  • Grain boundary structure-property relationships
  • Microstructural evolution during processing of polycrystalline materials
  • Nanocrystalline thermal stability

Select Publications & Presentations

  • Cantwell, P. R., Ma, S., Bojarski, S. A., Rohrer, G. S. and Harmer, M. P., “Expanding Time-Temperature-Transformation Diagrams to Interfaces: A New Approach for Grain Boundary Engineering,” Acta Materialia, Vol. 106, 78-86, 2016
  • Cantwell, P. R., Holm, E. A., Harmer, M. P. and Hoffmann, M. J., “Anti-Thermal Behavior of Materials” (Viewpoint Paper), Scripta Materialia, Vol. 103, 1-5, 2015
  • Cantwell, P. R., Tang, M., Dillon, S. J., Luo, J., Rohrer, G. S. and Harmer, M. P., “Grain Boundary Complexions” (Overview No. 152), Acta Materialia, Vol. 62, 1-48, 2014
  • Cantwell, P. R., Ma, S., Bojarski, S. A., Rohrer, G. S. and Harmer, M. P., “Grain Boundary Complexion Time-Temperature-Transformation Diagrams,” Materials Science & Technology Conference, 2015
  • Cantwell, P. R., Ma, S., Bojarski, S., Rohrer, G. S. and Harmer, M. P., “A New Mechanism for Two-Step Sintering,” Materials Science & Technology Conference, 2014
  • Cantwell, P. R. and Harmer, M. P., “Minding the Gap Between Crystals: Improvements in Our Understanding of Atomic-Scale Interphases Achieved Through Advanced Electron Microscopy,” Materials Science & Technology Conference, 2012

Awards & Honors

  • Roland B. Snow Award, Materials Science & Technology Conference, 2014
  • Exceptional Undergraduate Teaching, Office of Graduate Life, Lehigh University

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Purdue University, 2011
  • MS, Dartmouth College, 2006
  • BS, Dartmouth College, 2006
  • BA, Dartmouth College, 2004