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I am from a small village in the mountain of DaBieShan, north-east of HuBei province, China. After graduated from Beijing University (PKU) in 1998, I went to State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton, where I received my master degree in 2000. I had been in University of Connecticut (UCONN) pursuing my Ph.D. degree until the end of year 2005. I had been in Carnegie Institute of Washington (CIW) for one year, California State University Northridge (CSUN) for three years, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) for one year, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) for 6 years, and now in University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

I am looking for a faculty position in computational physics/mechanics/materials science.


Qing Peng is a Research Fellow inNuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his Ph.D. in physics from University of Connecticut in 2005, M.S. from Binghamton University, and B.S. from Peking University. His research focuses on advanced materials mechanics, especially radiation effect, using multiscale and first-principles computational modeling and simulation. He is the main inventor of the QCDFT (Quasi-Continuum Density Functional Theory) method which allows full quantum simulation of materials at micron scales and beyond. With QCDFT, he and coworkers have successfully unveiled the strengthening mechanism of solid solution and hydrogen assisted cracking in aluminum. He also studied the nonlinear mechanical behaviors of two-dimensional materials, providing a safe-guide of their applications. In addition, he studied the mechanics coupling with radiation hardness in 2D materials, radiation damage in metals, alloys, crystals, and amorphous materials, and pyroelectrics.

Expertise Areas

Density functional theory, DFT, DFA-vdW, ab initio calculations, multiscale modeling, molecular dynamics simulations, AIMD, high order elastic constants, mechanical properties, hydrogen embrittlement, radiation damage, solid solution strengthening, impurity segregation, shear, wear, crack, indentation, nanoindentation, and corrosion