Trained as a materials scientist, Dr. Dong can provide expertise in failure analysis, metallurgy, materials deformation and fracture, and responses of materials to aggressive environments such as corrosion and radiation damage. She has extensive experience in materials characterization techniques across multiple length scales including optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), focused ion beam (FIB), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and atom probe tomography (APT).
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Dong completed her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in the department of Materials Science and Engineering. Her dissertation project focused on the effect of microstructures and alloying element distributions on the waterside corrosion of zirconium-based alloys used as cladding materials in nuclear power plants. Aside from her dissertation work, she performed TEM studies characterizing the sulfur-induced corrosion of sub-surface Ag layer in historical daguerreotype photographs, APT data analysis of solute clustering using a novel, systematic, density-based algorithm, and process development to facilitate FIB sample preparation at cryogenic temperatures. During her PhD, Dr. Dong also worked at Idaho National Laboratory for 1-3 months from 2012 to 2014 as a research intern to investigate effects of neutron irradiation and sodium exposure on the microstructure and properties of austenitic stainless steels.
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
- Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2017
- B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 2011
Y. Dong, A.T. Motta, E.A. Marquis. Multi-scale Characterization of Zirconium-based Alloys, Microscopy and Microanalysis 2016; 22 (S3): 1496-1497.
Y. Dong, T Barth, Y Chen, E. A. Marquis. Oxide Scales Revealed by Atom Probe Tomography, Microscopy and Microanalysis 2016; 22 (S3): 656-657.
Y. Dong, B. Sencer, F. Garner, E.A. Marquis. Microchemical and microstructural evolution of AISI 304 stainless steel irradiated in EBR-II at PWR-relevant dpa rates. Journal of Nuclear Materials 2015; 467(2): 692-702.
Y. Dong, A.T. Motta, E.A. Marquis. Atom Probe Tomography study of alloying element distributions in Zr alloys and their oxides, Journal of Nuclear Materials 2013; 442(1-3): 270-281.
B. Gabory, Y. Dong, A.T. Motta, E.A. Marquis. EELS and Atom Probe Tomography study of the evolution of the metal/oxide interface during zirconium alloy oxidation, Journal of Nuclear Materials 2015; 462: 304-309.
M. Bachhav, Y. Dong, P. Skemera, E. A. Marquis. Atomic Scale Investigation of Orthopyroxene and Olivine Grain Boundaries by Atom Probe Tomography, Microscopy and Microanalysis 2015; 21(S3): 1315-1316.
E.A. Marquis, Y. Cheng, J. Kohanek, Y. Dong, S.A. Centeno, “Exposing the sub-surface of historical daguerreotypes and the effects of sulfur-induced corrosion”, Corrosion Science 2015; 94: 438-444.
E.A. Marquis, M. Bachhav, Y. Chen, Y. Dong, L. Gordon, A. McFarland. On the current role of atom probe tomography in materials characterization and materials science, Current Options in Solid State and Materials Science 2013; 17:217-223.
Y. Dong, A.T. Motta, E.A. Marquis. Roles of Microstructure and Microchemistry on Uniform Oxidation of Zirconium Alloys, MRS 2016 Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, MA, 2016.
Y. Dong, A.T. Motta, E.A. Marquis. Solute Distributions in Oxide and Suboxide Layers During Corrosion of Zirconium-based Alloys, TMS 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Orlando, FL, 2015.
Y. Dong, B. H. Sencer, F. A. Garner. Microchemical and Microstructural Evolution of AISI 304SS Irradiated at PWR-relevant Dpa Rate, TMS 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Orlando, FL, 2015.
Summer Research Intern, Center for Advanced Energy Studies at Idaho National Laboratory, 2012-2014