David S. Wilkinson


Contact Information

E-mail: provost@mcmaster.ca
Phone: (905)525-9140 ext. 24301
Fax: 905-546-5213
Office: UH-201

Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Distinguished University Professor

B.A.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Cambridge, U.K.), FRSC, FCAE, FCIM, FACerS, P.Eng.

Research Areas Include:

- Fundamental study of fracture mechanisms including the process of void growth and linkage of pure magnesium, pure copper and copper alloys.
- Fracture behaviour of commercial materials including magnesium and aluminum alloys and high strength steels.  Much of this work is linked to the development of lightweight vehicle structures for improved fuel efficiency and crash worthiness.


"Mass Transport in Solids and Fluids", David S. Wilkinson, Cambridge University Press, 2000