Dongwon Shin

Dongwon Shin

Senior R&D Staff Member


  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (2007)
  • M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, Pusan National University, Republic of Korea, Pusan (2002)
  • B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Pusan National University, Republic of Korea, Pusan (2000)

Research Interest:

  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI/ML) for materials design
  • Computational thermodynamics (CALPHAD) 
  • First-principles calculations based on density functional theory (DFT)
  • Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME)
  • Phase stabilities and properties prediction of energy materials
  • Structural materials (metal alloys and ceramics)
  • Nuclear materials

Work Experience:

  • 2010 to present: Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 2007 to 2010: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • 2002 to 2007: Graduate Research Assistant
  • 2022 Paramount Research Award, Physical Sciences Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 2018 ORNL UT-Battelle Award for Research Team Accomplishment (Development of ACMZ alloys)
  • 2017 R&D 100 Award, AlCuMnZr (ACMZ) Cast Aluminum Alloys (November 2017)
  • 2016 ORNL Significant Event Award (December 2016)
  • 2011 Young Leader Professional Development Award, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Light Metals Division
  • 2010 Alvin M. Weinberg Fellowship, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
  • ASM International