Xian-Ming(David) Bai

Staff Scientist
Center for Advanced Modeling and Simulation
Idaho National Laboratory
Phone: (208) 526-2496
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2006
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2002
  • M.S., Materials Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 2000
  • B.S., Materials Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 1997
  • Staff Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory, 2011-present
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2008-2011
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, 2007-2008
  • Radiation effects in metals and ceramics
  • Nucleation in solid-liquid phase transitions
  • Granular material modeling
  • Multi-time scale modeling methods: molecular dynamics, accelerated molecular dynamics, molecular statics, discrete element method
  • X. M. Bai, A. F. Voter, R. G. Hoagland, M. Nastasi, and B. P. Uberuaga, "Efficient annealing of radiation damage near grain boundaries via interstitial emission", Science, 327, 1631 (2010). − Featured in The New York Times, American Scientist, Materials Today (Elsevier), DOE Pulse (U.S. Department of Energy)
  • X. M. Bai, B. Shah, L. M. Keer, Q. J. Wang, R. Q. Snurr, "Particle dynamics simulations of a piston-based particle damper", Powder Technology, 189, 115 (2009).
  • X. M. Bai and M. Li, "Nucleation and melting from nanovoids", Nano Letters, 6, 2284 (2006).
  • X. M. Bai and M. Li, "Calculation of solid-liquid interfacial free energy: a classical nucleation theory based approach", Journal of Chemical Physics, 124, 124707 (2006).