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Matthew Daly, PhD

Assistant Professor

Materials Engineering


Building & Room:

3089 ERF


842 West Taylor Street, MC 246, Chicago, IL 60607

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Research Interests

  • Deformation behavior of advanced materials
  • Mechanics of nanostructured and 2D materials
  • In situ characterization techniques
  • Atomistic modeling of deformation processes
  • Physical metallurgy

Selected Grants

National Science Foundation, CAREER: Order-induced heterogeneities in the deformation behavior of FCC concentrated solid solutions, PI

US Department of Education, GAANN Program for Doctoral Training in EXTending civil infrastructure Resiliency for Multihazards and Extreme events (EXTREME), Co-PI

Department of Defense, Acquisition of an in-situ electro-chemical cell for multi-modal research and education at UIC, Co-PI

Department of Energy, Dual Mode High Temperature MEMS Ultrasonic Sensor for Structural Health Monitoring of Liquid Metal Reactor, Co-PI

National Science Foundation, MRI: Acquisition of a Monochromated, Magnetic-Field-Free, Atomic-Resolution Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope Enabling Multidisciplinary Research and Education, Co-PI

Argonne National Laboratory, Corrosion Assessment of Structural Materials used in the Argonne LEAF during Cu-67 Production, PI

Selected Publications

For a complete list of published and submitted paper, please visit the publication page of Advanced Materials and Microstructures Lab or visit the aggregators below.

Publication Aggregators

Service to Community

Lead symposium organizer, ``Mechanical Behavior at the Nanoscale VI", TMS 2022 annual meeting

Session Chair, "Nanomaterials and Nanomechanics II", The 57th Society of Engineering Science Technical Meeting

Faculty fellow, UIC Honors College


Notable Honors

2023, MPMD Young Leaders Professional Development Award, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

2022, Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation

2022, College of Engineering Teaching Award, University of Illinois Chicago

2019, Edmund Burke Faculty award for teaching, University of Illinois Chicago

2017, NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada


Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering
University of Toronto, 2017

M.A.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
University of Waterloo, 2012

B.A.Sc. Honours Mechanical Engineering
University of Waterloo, 2009