Our Research

The Irving research group develops and implements multi-scale, atomistic and first principles methods to develop a fundamental understanding of materials used in technologically important applications and processes. Current projects include multi-scale simulation of the degradation of RF-MEMs contacts and simulation of electrical and thermal transport in metal/metal-oxide nanolaminates as well as first principles investigations of high-entropy alloys, surfactant-assisted oxide epitaxy, optical properties and defects in semiconductors, and atomistic transport across heterogeneous interfaces.

Where Are We?

Our research lab is located on NC State's Cenntenial Campus on the third floor of Engineering Building I (EB-I). Construction on EB-I finished in 2005 and Materials Science and Engineering shares the building with Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Research Funding

We gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support for our current and previous research projects from:

  • Army Research Office
  • General Electric
  • National Science Foundation
  • North Carolina State University
  • Office of Naval Research

Contact Us

Doug Irving
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
North Carolina State University
3028A Engineering Building I
911 Partners Way
Campus Box 7907
Raleigh, NC 27695-7907

Office: 919-515-6154
E-Mail: dlirving at ncsu.edu