Imperial College London

Professor Dan Balint

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Professor in Solid Mechanics



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519City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Ph.D., Engineering Sciences, Harvard University, 2003
S.M., Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, 2001
B.S., Engineering Mechanics, Michigan State University, 1998

Prior to joining the faculty in 2006, Dr. Balint was a research associate in the Cambridge Centre for Micromechanics, Cambridge University (2003-2005), where he worked on modelling size effects in polycrystalline materials using planar discrete dislocation plasticity. Dr Balint has also worked as an engineer at Exponent, Inc. investigating civil disasters resulting from fatigue and overload fracture in metal structures, and studied the mechanical response of knee, hip and spinal implants in the human body using computational modeling.

Dr. Balint has expertise particularly in the micromechanics of crystalline materials, dislocation and defect modelling, multilayer thin film evolution, fracture and failure (e.g. thermal barrier coatings), and in developing novel metal forming methods. His training was in theoretical solid mechanics, with emphasis on thin films and fracture mechanics. 



Patel M, Reali L, Sutton AP, et al., 2021, A fast efficient multi-scale approach to modelling the development of hydride microstructures in zirconium alloys, Computational Materials Science, Vol:190, ISSN:0927-0256

Charalambides M, Zhang R, Taylor A, et al., 2021, A numerical investigation of interfacial and channelling crack growth rates under low-cycle fatigue in bi-layer materials relevant to cultural heritage, Journal of Cultural Heritage, ISSN:1296-2074, Pages:1-9

Mulakkal M, Castillo Castillo A, Taylor A, et al., 2021, Advancing mechanical recycling of multilayer plastics through finite element modelling and environmental policy, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Vol:166, ISSN:0921-3449

Xu Y, Ruebeling F, Balint DS, et al., 2021, On the origin of microstructural discontinuities in sliding contacts: a discrete dislocation plasticity analysis, International Journal of Plasticity, Vol:138, ISSN:0749-6419, Pages:1-15

Aldegaither N, Sernicola G, Mesgarnejad A, et al., 2021, Fracture toughness of bone at the microscale, Acta Biomaterialia, Vol:121, ISSN:1742-7061, Pages:475-483

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