Dr. Jincheng Du is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at University of North Texas, Denton, Texas USA. He received his Ph.D. in Ceramics from Alfred University in 2004, and MS in inorganic materials and BS in materials science from Wuhan University of Technology.
Dr. Du joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of University of North Texas as a faculty member in 2007. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of Virginia from 2004 to 2007.
Dr. Du has published over 180 peer reviewed journal papers and conference proceedings, 3 book chapters and 1 book. His main research field lies in atomistic computer simulation and modeling of materials, glass structure and properties, defects and interfaces in ceramics and nanostructured materials, glass and ceramics for biomedical, energy and environmental applications.
He is the recipient of the Fulbright US Scholar Award, W.E.S. Turner Award of ICG, the Gordon Fulcher Distinguished Scholar Award of Corning Inc., Research Leadership Award of University of North Texas, Early Career Award of Research and Creativity of University of North Texas. He is an Editor of the Journal of American Ceramic Society, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Applied Glass Science, and Associate Editor of the Frontier of Materials: Ceramics and Glass.
Dr. Du became an ACerS member when he was a graduate student at Alfred University, he has kept his participation and involvement in ACerS since then. He is the current Chair of the Glass and Optical Materials Division (GOMD). He joined the leadership team of GOMD and served as secretary, vice chair and chair-elect from 2017 to 2019. He is a frequent organizer of ACerS conferences. Particularly, he was the program chair of the GOMD annual meeting in 2018, co-organizer of the glass and optical materials symposium of MS&T in 2012, 2019 and 2020. He is also heavily involved in ICG. He is the TC Chair of TC27 and has led organization of a series of international workshops on challenges of molecular dynamics simulations of glass and amorphous materials sponsored by ICG.
Dr. Du’s current research involves understanding glass corrosion by using advanced computer simulations and characterizations for nuclear waste disposal. He is also involved fundamental studies of structure and structure-property relations of bioactive glasses and glass/glass-ceramic solid-state electrolytes. He and his group develop simulation tools and methods such as potentials and algorithms for the simulation of glass and ceramic materials. His work has been funded by national agencies such as Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and Army Research Laboratory, as well as various industrial sources.