Leslie T Mushongera

Assistant Professor
Leslie Mushongera

Contact Information

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 2016
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Dalarna University, Sweden, 2009
  • B. Eng., Technological Machinery & Equipment, St. Petersburg State Technological University, Russia, 2008

Past positions

  • Postdoc, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Purdue University 2017-2018
  • Postdoc, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology/Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, 2016-2017

Honors and awards

  • German Research Foundation(DFG) - Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016-2017
  • German Research Foundation(DFG) - PhD Fellowship 2010-2013

Research interests

  • Microstructural evolution in alloys
  • Creep, fatigue
  • Phase field modeling
  • CALPHAD
  • Crystal plasticity
  • High-temperature materials

Courses taught

  • MSE 725 Solidification and Crystal Growth

Selected and recent publications

  • Prince Gideon Kubendran Amos, L. Mushongera, T. Mittnacht and Britta Nestler. Phase-field analysis of volume-diffusion controlled shape-instabilities in metallic systems-II: Finite 3-dimensional rods, Computational Materials Science, 144, 2018
  • Prince Gideon Kubendran Amos, L. Mushongera and Britta Nestler. Phase-field analysis of volume-diffusion controlled shape-instabilities in metallic systems-I: 2-Dimensional plate-like structures, Computational Materials Science, 144, 2018
  • L. Mushongera, Prince Gideon Kubendran Amos, Britta Nestler, K. Ankit. Phase-field simulations of pearlitic divergence in Fe-C-Mn steels,  Acta Materialia, 150, 2018
  • L. Mushongera, M. Fleck, J. Kundin, and H. Emmerich. Effect of Re on directional γ'-coarsening in commercial single crystal Ni-base superalloys: A phase field study, Acta Materiala, 93, 60, 2015
  • L. Mushongera, M. Fleck, J. Kundin, F. Querfurth, and H. Emmerich. Phase-field study of anisotropic γ '-coarsening kinetics in Ni-base superalloys with varying Re and Ru contents, Advanced Engineering Materials, DOI:10.1002/adem.201500168, 2015.
  • J. Kundin, L. Mushongera, and H. Emmerich. Phase-field modeling of microstructure formation during rapid solidification in Inconel 718 superalloys, Acta Materiala. 95, 343, 2015.
  • J. Kundin, L. Mushongera, T. Göehler, and H. Emmerich. Phase-field modeling of the γ'-coarsening behavior in nickel based superalloys. Acta Materiala, 60, 3758, 2012.
  • M. Fleck, L. Mushongera, D. Pilipenko, K. Ankit, and H. Emmerich. On phase-field modeling with a highly anisotropic interfacial energy. European Physical Journal Plus, 126, 95, 2011.