Ron Scattergood


  • Phone: 919-515-7843
  • Office: Engineering Building I (EB1) 3073

Ronald Scattergood joined the NCSU faculty as a Professor in 1981. His research is aimed at gaining fundamental understanding of the mechanical behavior of materials. His earlier research interests at NCSU include solid particle erosion of metals and ceramics and toughening mechanisms. A new method for for evaluating R-curves at small crack lengths was developed. He was one of the the founding group of researchers that initiated the Precision Engineering Center at NCSU. His reseach there included precision machining of brittle materials and later wear of diamond tools for machining steels. His more recent research is on the mechanical properties and microstructure interactions in nanocrystalline metals and alloys. Current research involves high-temperature stablization mechanisms for nanocrystalline alloy microstructures. A thermodynamic-base model for nano-grain size stabilization was developed as part of this research.



Synergistic effect of Nb and Zr additions on the structure-property relationships of nanocrystalline Cu processed by mechanical alloying and hot pressing
Roy, D., Chakraborty, S., Gupta, A. K., BasuMallick, A., Scattergood, R. O., & Koch, C. C. (2021), JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, 854.
Dense dispersed shear bands in gradient-structured Ni
Wang, Y., Huang, C., Li, Y., Guo, F., He, Q., Wang, M., … Zhu, Y. (2020), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY, 124, 186–198.
Extra strengthening in a coarse/ultrafine grained laminate: Role of gradient interfaces
Wang, Y. F., Wang, M. S., Fang, X. T., Guo, F. J., Liu, H. Q., Scattergood, R. O., … Zhu, Y. T. (2019), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY, 123, 196–207.
Influence of 1%Nb Solute Addition on the Thermal Stability of In Situ Consolidated Nanocrystalline Cu
Abaza, M. A., Al-Sulaiti, L., Scattergood, R. O., & Youssef, K. M. (2019), ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATERIALS, 21(4).
High strength, ductility, and electrical conductivity of in-situ consolidated nanocrystalline Cu-1%Nb
Youssef, K. M., Abaza, M. A., Scattergood, R. O., & Koch, C. C. (2018), Materials Science & Engineering. A, Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 711, 350–355.
Effect of oxygen content on thermal stability of grain size for nanocrystalline Fe10Cr and Fe14Cr4Hf alloy powders
Roodposhti, P. S., Saber, M., Koch, C., Scattergood, R., & Shahbazmohamadi, S. (2017), Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 720, 510–520.
On the origin and behavior of irradiation-induced c-component dislocation loops in magnesium
Xu, W., Zhang, Y., Cheng, G., Mathaudhu, S. N., Scattergood, R. O., Koch, C. C., … Zhu, Y. T. (2017), Acta Materialia, 131, 457–466.
Synthesis and characterization of an in situ consolidated nanocrystalline Cu88Al11.5Y0.5 alloy
Sikdar, K., Chakravarty, S., Roy, D., Scattergood, R. O., & Koch, C. C. (2017), Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 717, 219–225.
Effect of nano-oxide particle size on radiation resistance of iron-chromium alloys
Xu, W. Z., Li, L. L., Valdez, J. A., Saber, M., Zhu, Y. T., Koch, C. C., & Scattergood, R. O. (2016), Journal of Nuclear Materials, 469, 72–81.
Effects of Microstructure and Processing Methods on Creep Behavior of AZ91 Magnesium Alloy
Shahbeigi Roodposhti, P., Sarkar, A., Murty, K. L., & Scattergood, R. O. (2016), Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 25(9), 3697–3709.

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  • Thermal Stability and Mechanical Behavior of Ti-base Nanocrystalline Alloys
  • Nanostructured FE-Cr Alloys for Advanced Nuclear Energy Appplication
  • Thermal Stabilization and Mechanical Properties of Nanaocrystalline Fe-Ni-Cr Alloys
  • GOAL 1: NanoCoining
  • Materials World Network: Processing-Structure-Property Relationships in Ultra-Fine Grained and Nanostructured Bulk Cu and Cu-Zn Alloys.
  • Material Effects and Tool Wear in Vibration-Assisted Machining
  • Acquisition of a Nanoindenter for Research and Education on Novel Complex Materials
  • Grain Size Stability and Consolidation of Nanostructured Particulates
  • REU Supplement: Effect of Alloying and Thermo-Mechanical-Treatment on Anisotropic Creep and Deformation of Ti-alloys
  • Indentation, Scribing and Machining of HPPT Material(Proposed Subcontract with Western Michigan University)
Ron Scattergood