Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Timofey Frolov

Postdoctoral Appointment
Materials Science Division

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Ph.D. Physics
– George Mason University
B.S. Applied Physics and Math
– South Ural State University


Tim received his Ph.D. in Physics from George Mason University in 2011. He recieved his B.S. in Applied Physics and Math from South Ural State University in Russia in 2004. He was a Miller Research Fellow at UC Berkeley from 2012 to 2015. Tim’s research focuses on thermodynamics and computational modeling of materials interfaces.

Honors and Awards

  • Miller Research Fellow, UC Berkeley, 2012–2015

Selected Publications

Q. Zhu, A. Samanta, B. Li, R.E. Rudd, and T. Frolov, Predicting phase behavior of grain boundaries with evolutionary search and machine learning, arXiv:1707.09699 (2017).

T. Frolov, W. Setyawan, R. J. Kurtz, J. Marian, A. R. Oganov, R. E. Rudd, and Q. Zhu, Grain boundary phases in bcc metals, arXiv:1711.06775 (2017).

T. Frolov, W. Craig Carter, and M. Asta, Capillary instability in nanowire geometry, Nano Letters 14, 3577 (2014).

T. Frolov, D. L. Olmsted, M. Asta, and Y. Mishin, Structural phase transformations in metallic grain boundaries, Nature Communications 4, 1899 (2013).

T. Frolov, S. V. Divinski, M. Asta, and Y. Mishin, Effect of interface phase transformations on diffusion and segregation in high-angle grain boundaries, Physical Review Letters 110, 255502 (2013).

T. Frolov and Y. Mishin, Thermodynamics of coherent interfaces under mechanical stresses. I. Theory, Physical Review B 85, 224106 (2012).

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