Dr. Douglas E. Spearot

Newton C. Ebaugh Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Address Office MAE-A 310 Lab NEB 257 Phone: (352) 392-6747 Website:


Professor Spearot received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research broadly includes the use of atomistic and mesoscale simulation techniques to study the mechanical and thermodynamic properties of materials, with particular focus on the behavior of interfaces. He was awarded the NSF CAREER Award in 2010 and was named 2020 Teacher of the Year in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.


Ph.D., 2005, Georgia Institute of Technology

Professional Memberships and Fellowships

American Society of Electrics and Electronic Engineers, Member
The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society, Member
US Association for Computational Mechanics, Member

Teaching Interests

Mechanics of materials, fracture mechanics, classical atomistic simulation methods.

Research Interests

Computational mechanics and materials science (including atomistic simulations, discrete dislocation dynamics simulations, and phase-field modeling), behavior of defects in materials, nanostructured materials, linking between atomistic and continuum length scales, and method development for atomistic and mesoscale computational modeling.