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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Materials Science H-index 147 Citations 81,534 695 World Ranking 54 National Ranking 30

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Awards & Achievements

2020 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2017 - Fellow of the Royal Society, United Kingdom

2014 - Acta Materialia Gold Medal

2013 - David Turnbull Lectureship, Materials Research Society

2010 - A.C. Eringen Medal

2010 - Fellow of the Materials Research Society Berkeley

2004 - Nadai Medal, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

2002 - Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK)

2001 - Member of the National Academy of Engineering For contributions to the understanding of fatigue fracture and the failure of engineering structures.


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Composite material
  • Thermodynamics
  • Metallurgy

His main research concerns Composite material, Toughness, Fracture toughness, Metallurgy and Fracture mechanics. In his research, Forensic engineering is intimately related to Cortical bone, which falls under the overarching field of Composite material. The Toughness study which covers Plasticity that intersects with Scanning electron microscope, Crystallography and Deflection.

In his research on the topic of Fracture toughness, Deformation mechanism is strongly related with Ductility. His Fracture mechanics research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Hardening, Cracking and Pressure vessel. In Alloy, Robert O. Ritchie works on issues like Strain hardening exponent, which are connected to Solid solution.

His most cited work include:

  • A fracture-resistant high-entropy alloy for cryogenic applications (2013 citations)
  • A fracture-resistant high-entropy alloy for cryogenic applications (2013 citations)
  • Bioinspired structural materials (1752 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary scientific interests are in Composite material, Fracture toughness, Toughness, Fracture mechanics and Metallurgy. His study involves Ceramic, Microstructure, Fracture, Ultimate tensile strength and Crack closure, a branch of Composite material. His studies examine the connections between Fracture toughness and genetics, as well as such issues in Grain boundary, with regards to Intergranular corrosion.

His study in Toughness is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Plasticity, Cortical bone, Structural material and Damage tolerance, Composite number. His Cortical bone research includes themes of Internal medicine, Osteoporosis and Endocrinology. His work carried out in the field of Fracture mechanics brings together such families of science as Cyclic stress and Forensic engineering.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Composite material (76.19%)
  • Fracture toughness (37.05%)
  • Toughness (38.91%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2017-2021)?

  • Composite material (76.19%)
  • Toughness (38.91%)
  • Deformation (8.59%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His scientific interests lie mostly in Composite material, Toughness, Deformation, Ultimate tensile strength and Alloy. His study in Fracture toughness, Fracture, Ductility, Damage tolerance and Microstructure is carried out as part of his Composite material studies. Fracture toughness is closely attributed to Fracture mechanics in his work.

His work deals with themes such as Ceramic and Nickel, which intersect with Damage tolerance. His research investigates the connection between Toughness and topics such as Plasticity that intersect with issues in Shear matrix and Chemical physics. His Alloy study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Crack closure, Nanometre and Strain hardening exponent, Thermodynamics.

Between 2017 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • High-entropy alloys (402 citations)
  • High-entropy alloys (402 citations)
  • Tuning element distribution, structure and properties by composition in high-entropy alloys. (208 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Composite material
  • Thermodynamics
  • Metallurgy

Robert O. Ritchie mainly focuses on Composite material, Toughness, Alloy, Plasticity and Dislocation. His research in Ductility, Ultimate tensile strength, Martensite, Fracture toughness and Catastrophic failure are components of Composite material. His Ultimate tensile strength study incorporates themes from Brittleness and Deformation.

His Fracture toughness research incorporates themes from Crack closure, Stress, Microstructure and Twip. Robert O. Ritchie interconnects Damage tolerance and Metallic materials in the investigation of issues within Toughness. His study in the field of High entropy alloys also crosses realms of Solubility.

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Top Publications

Bioinspired structural materials

Ulrike G. K. Wegst;Hao Bai;Eduardo Saiz;Antoni P. Tomsia.
Nature Materials (2015)

1947 Citations

A fracture-resistant high-entropy alloy for cryogenic applications

Bernd Gludovatz;Anton Hohenwarter;Dhiraj Catoor;Edwin H. Chang.
Science (2014)

1906 Citations


R.O. Ritchie;J.F. Knott;J.R. Rice.
Journal of The Mechanics and Physics of Solids (1973)

1516 Citations

The conflicts between strength and toughness

Robert O. Ritchie.
Nature Materials (2011)

1475 Citations

Tough, Bio-Inspired Hybrid Materials

Etienne Munch;Maximimilan E. Launey;Daan H. Alsem;Daan H. Alsem;Eduardo Saiz.
Science (2008)

1368 Citations

Direct mechanical measurement of the tensile strength and elastic modulus of multiwalled carbon nanotubes

BG Demczyk;YM Wang;J Cumings;M Hetman.
Materials Science and Engineering A-structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing (2002)

1264 Citations

Propagation of short fatigue cracks

S. Suresh;R. O. Ritchie.
International Materials Reviews (1984)

875 Citations

Mechanisms of fatigue crack propagation in metals, ceramics and composites: Role of crack tip shielding☆

R.O. Ritchie;R.O. Ritchie.
Materials Science and Engineering A-structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing (1988)

812 Citations

Mechanisms of fatigue-crack propagation in ductile and brittle solids

R. O. Ritchie.
International Journal of Fracture (1999)

750 Citations

Mechanistic fracture criteria for the failure of human cortical bone

Ravi K. Nalla;John H. Kinney;Robert O. Ritchie.
Nature Materials (2003)

683 Citations

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