Alexander Chadwick, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Northwestern University
Materials Science and Engineering
Voorhees Research Group

Office: Cook 4019


Ph.D. (2018), M.S.E. (2015) - Materials Science and Engineering
University of Michigan

B.S.E. cum laude (2013) - Materials Science and Engineering
Case Western Reserve University


Alexander Chadwick studies new applications of phase-field methods to simulate phase-transformation-induced behaviors in metal alloys. His current work focuses on the formation of Kirkendall porosity in shape-memory alloys and the rapid solidification of structural metals. This requires the derivation of physically-informed models that are then implemented in high-performance computing frameworks.


  1. A.F. Chadwick, J.A. Stewart, R.A. Enrique, S. Du, and K. Thornton. Numerical Modeling of Localized Corrosion Using Phase-Field and Smoothed-Boundary Methods. Journal of the Electrochemical Society 165 (2018) C633-C646. DOI: 10.1149/2.0701810jes
  2. K.N. Wood, E. Kazyak, A.F. Chadwick, K.-H. Chen, J.-G. Zhang, K. Thornton, and N.P. Dasgupta. Dendrites and Pits: Untangling the Complex Behavior of Lithium Metal Anodes Through Operando Video Microscopy. ACS Central Science 2 (2016) 790-801. DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00260
  3. A.F. Chadwick, G. Vardar, S. DeWitt, A.E.S. Sleightholme, C.W. Monroe, D.J. Siegel, and K. Thornton. Computational Model of Magnesium Deposition and Dissolution for Property Determination via Cyclic Voltammetry. J. Electrochem. Soc. 163 (2016) A1813-A1821. DOI: 10.1149/2.0031609jes