Nikolas Provatas

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Nikolas Provatas is a Professor of Physics at McGill University and holds a Canada Research Chair in Computational Materials Science. His research is at the interface of condensed matter physics and materials engineering. It uses high-performance computing, principles of non-equilibrium thermodynamics and experiments to understand the fundamental origins of length scale selection in microstructure evolution in engineering materials and materials processes. These include systems undergoing crystallization from a melt or amorphous phases, particle precipitation, second phase formation, grain growth kinetics and reaction-diffusion processes in heterogeneous materials.