Leonid Zhigilei

Leonid V. Zhigilei is a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Virginia. He studied materials science at Leningrad Polytechnic Institute and did his PhD dissertation work at Tomsk State University and St. Petersburg State University, Russia. Before joining the faculty of the University of Virginia, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry at the Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include multiscale modeling of materials behavior far from equilibrium, mechanisms of phase transformations, nanomaterials, and surface processes.