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Dimiduk, Dennis


Dennis is a research professor with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.


B.S. Wright State University

M.S. Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Carnegie Mellon University

In 1993-94. he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford, UK conducting collaborative research and lecturing on structural intermetallics. 


Research focus

Throughout his career, he performed research on high-temperature alloys, phase transformations, electron microscopy and strengthening mechanisms in high-temperature superalloys

Professional history

Dr. Dimiduk began his career as an ASM Scholar in Materials Science and Engineering.

Before joining The Ohio State University, Dennis M. Dimiduk was Research Leader for High-Temperature Materials, Technical Director of the Structural Materials Division, and Laboratory Fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. 

Dr. Dimiduk led the intermetallics field for the Air Force, conducting in-house research and motivating efforts at other laboratories and universities. Throughout the 1990’s, work by Dennis and his colleagues on titanium aluminides and refractory intermetallics was at the leading edge of world-wide exploration of these materials. Their research led to growth of use of titanium aluminides in gas turbine and automotive engines—a major contribution to fuel savings.

More than 25 years ago, Dr. Dimiduk began contributing to and led research seeking to understand the influence of chemistry on microstructure-property relationships and deformation in materials through computer simulation. 

By the mid 1990’s the group’s successes in materials simulations led to expanded research through DARPA and directly to the community’s current and growing activities for Integrated Computational Materials Science & Engineering (ICMSE). 

More recently he used those experiences to aid building of the National Materials Genome Initiative (MGI). That research also led to advancements in the 3D materials characterization and representation including the “DREAM.3D” software tool, new techniques for mechanical property characterization at the micro- and nanometer scales and, discovery of a new regime of size-affected deformation behavior. 

Dimiduk continues to pursue and explore those advancements, while expanding the impact of ICMSE, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence on materials, process and structures engineering.

Currently, he is the Chief Technologist at BlueQuartz Software, LLC, a firm committed to tools and methods for structure-based materials systems engineering.

Dr. Dimiduk has authored or co-authored more than 200 technical papers, two book chapters and co-edited fjve books. He is also known in the academic community for over 16,600 citations of his work. Dennis owns 13 patents

Honors, Awards, Appointments:

  •  Alumni Achievement Award from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008
  •  Materials and Manufacturing Directorate’s Charles J. Cleary Scientific Achievement Award
  •  Member of the editorial boards for Intermetallics and Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation
  • Dimiduk is a career-long member of TMS, ASM and MRS
  • Fellow of ASM International in 1997
  • Former elected Chairman of the Structural Materials Division of TMS, served on their Board of Directors, and was awarded Fellow of TMS in 2019