Ph.D. McGill University (2003)
NSF Career Award
E-Council Teaching Award Winner (2nd time)
Howard B. Wentz, Jr. Junior Faculty Award (2007)
Professor Haataja's research focuses on theoretical and computational materials science, physics of materials, and physical biology. Current work includes studies of microstructure formation during solid-solid phase transformations and solidification, growth of electrodeposited thin films and quantum heterostructures, dynamics of driven interfaces in the presence of mobile impurities, recrystallization kinetics, signaling in cells, and regulation & self-organization of "lipid rafts" in the plasma membrane
- M. Sammalkorpi, M. Karttunen, and M. Haataja, “Structural properties of ionic micellar aggregates: A large scale molecular dynamics study of sodium dodecyl sulphate”, J. Phys. Chem. B 111, 11722 (2007)
- S. Sreekala and M. Haataja, “Recrystallization kinetics: A coupled coarse-grained dislocation density and phase-field approach”, Phys.Rev. B 76, 094109 (2007).
- J. Fan, M. Greenwood, M. Haataja, and N. Provatas, “Phase-field simulations of rapid solidification of binary alloys”, Phys. Rev. E 74, 031602 (2006).
- P. Stefanovic, M. Haataja, and N. Provatas, “Phase-field Crystals with Elastic Interactions”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 225504 (2006).
- M. Haataja, J. Mahon, N. Provatas, and F. Léonard, “Scaling of domain size during spinodal decomposition: Dislocation discreteness and mobility effects”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 251901 (2005).
- F. Léonard and M. Haataja, “Alloy destabilization by dislocations”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 181909 (2005).
- M. Greenwood, M. Haataja, and N. Provatas, “Crossover Scaling of Wavelength Selection in Directional Solidification of Binary Alloys”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 246101 (2004).