Donald S. Stone

Professor and Chair

262 Materials Science and Engineering
1509 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 262-8791
Fax: (608) 262-8353


  • PhD (materials science) 1984, Cornell University
  • BS (physics) 1980, University of Texas at Austin


  • PhD (materials science) 1984, Cornell University
  • BS (physics) 1980, University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests

  • metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers, composites, amorphous alloys, biological materials, thin films, microscopic specimens
  • kinetics, thermodynamics
  • mechanical properties: creep, plasticity, fracture, scale effects

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • Member of MRS, AGU.


  • D.S. Stone, Scaling Laws in Dislocation Creep. Acta Metallurgica et Materialia. 39(4) April (1991) 599-608.
  • D. S. Stone, K. B. Yoder, and W. D. Sproul, Hardness and Elastic Modulus of TiN Based on Continuous Indentation Technique and New Correlation. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 9(4) July/August (1991) 2543-2547.
  • S.-M. Lee and D. Stone, Grain Boundary Sliding and the Creep-Fatigue Interaction in Solders, IEEE Trans. Components, Hybrids, and Manufacturing Technology, 14(3) September (1991) 628-632.
  • Y.A. Chang, L.M. Pike, C.T. Liu, A.R. Bilbrey, and D.S. Stone, Correlation of the Hardness and Vacancy Concentration in FeAl. Intermetallics, 1 (1993) 107-115.
  • D.S.Stone and M.Rashid, Constititutive Models, in The Mechanics of Solder Alloy Interconnects, 87-157, Eds. D.Frear, S.Burchett, H.Morgan, and J.Lau, Van Nostrand-Reinhold, NY, (1994).
  • S.M.Lee and D.S.Stone, Grain Boundary Sliding in As-Cast Pb-Sn Eutectic, Scripta Metallurgica et Materialia, 30 (9), 1213-1218, (1994).
  • D.S.Stone and K.B.Yoder, Division of the Hardness of Molydenum into Rate-Dependent and Rate-Independent Components, Journal of Materials Research, 9 (10), 2524-2533, (1994).
  • K.B. Yoder, D.S. Stone, R.A. Hoffman, and J.C. Lin. Elastic Rebound between an Indenter and a Layered Specimen II:Using Contact Stiffness to Help Ensure Reliability of Nanoindentation Measurements.Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 13, No. 11, November, 1998, pp. 3214-3220.
  • D.S. Stone.Elastic Rebound between an Indenter and a Layered Specimen I:Model. Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 13, No. 11, November, 1998, pp. 3207-3213.
  • M.F. Tambwe, D.S. Stone, A.J. Griffin, H. Kung, Y. Cheng Lu, and M.A. Nastasi, Haasen Plot Analysis of the Hall-Petch Effect in Cu/Nb Nanolayer Composites, Journal of Materials Research, 14 (1999) 407-417.
  • P.M. Buechner, D.S. Stone, and R.S. Lakes, Viscoelastic Behavior of Superplastic 37 wt% Pb-63 wt% Sn over a Wide Range of Frequency and Time, Scripta Materialia 41 (1999) 561-567.
  • G. Soyez, J.A. Eastman, L.J. Thompson, G.R. Bai, P.M. Baldo, A.W. McCormick, R.J. DiMelfi, A.A. Elmustafa, M.F. Tambwe, D.S. Stone.Grain-size-dependent thermal conductivity of nanocrystalline yttria-stabilized zirconia films grown by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition.Applied Physics Letters, 77(8) 1155-1157 (2000).
  • A.A. Elmustafa, J.A. Eastman, M.N. Rittner, J.R. Weertman, and D.S. Stone.Indentation size effect: Large grained aluminum versus nanocrystalline aluminum-zirconium alloys.Scripta Materialia, 43 (10) OCT 30 (2000) 951-955.
  • A.A. Elmustafa, D.S. Stone, Indentation size effect in polycrystalline FCC metals.Acta Materialia. 50 (14) AUG 16 (2002) 3641-3650.
  • A.A. Elmustafa and D.S. Stone.Nanoindentation and the Indentation Size Effect:Kinetics of Deformation and Strain Gradient Plasticity.Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 51(2) February (2003) 357-381.
  • K.B. Yoder, A.A. Elmustafa, R.A. Hoffman, J.C. Lin, and D.S. Stone.Activation analysis of Deformation in Evaporated Molybdenum Thin Films.Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics.36 March 19 (2003) pp. 884-895.
  • G.A. Shaw, D.S. Stone, A.D. Johnson, A.B. Ellis, and W.C. Crone.Shape memory effect in nanoindentation of nickel-titanium thin films.Applied Physics Letters 83(2) July 14, 2003, pp. 257-259.
  • D.S. Stone, T. Plookphol, and R.F. Cooper, Similarity and scaling in creep and load relaxation of single-crystal halite (NaCl). Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth 109 (B12): Art. No. B12201 DEC 1 2004
  • G.E.L. Franco, D. Stone, A. Huang, N.P. Camacho, R.D. Blank, Mechanical consequences of the Colla2(oim) mutation in mouse dentin.Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 20(9) Suppl. 1, Sept. 2005, S417-S417.
  • T. Jaglinski, D. Kochmann, D. Stone, and R.S. Lakes, Composite materials with viscoelastic stiffness greater than diamond. Science, 2007. 315(5812) 620-622.
  • A.A. Elmustafa, Sadi Kose, and D.S. Stone, The strain rate sensitivity of the hardness in nanoindentation creep, Journal of Materials Research, v 22, n 4, April, 2007, p 926-936.
  • S.L. Zelinka, D.R. Rammer, D.S. Stone, and J.T. Gilbertson. Direct current testing to measure corrosiveness of wood preservatives.Corrosion Science 49 March (2007) 1673-1685.
  • J.E. Jakes, C.R. Frihart, J.F. Beecher, R.J. Moon, and D.S. Stone.Experimental method to account for structural compliance in nanoindentation measurements, Journal of Materials Research 23(4) April (2008) 1113-1127.
  • S.L. Zelinka, S.L. Glass, and D.S. Stone, A percolation model for electrical conduction in wood with implications for wood-water relations, Wood and Fiber Science, 40(4), 2008, 544-552.
  • L. Dong, D. S. Stone, and R.S. Lakes, Broadband viscoelastic spectroscopy measurement of mechanical loss and modulus of polycrystalline BaTiO3 vs. temperature and frequency, Physica Status Solidi B, 245(11) 2008, pp. 2422-2432
  • S.L. Zelinka, D.R. Rammer, and D.S. Stone. Impedance Spectroscopy and Circuit Modeling of Southern Pine Above 20% Moisture Content. Holzforschung 62.6 (2008) 737-44.
  • J.E. Jakes, C.R. Frihart, J.F. Beecher, R.J. Moon, P.J. Resto, Z.H. Melgarejo, O.M. Suarez, H. Baumgart, A.A. Elmustafa, and D.S. Stone. Nanoindentation near the edge, Journal of Materials Research, 29(3), March 2009, pp. 1016-1031.
  • J. B. Puthoff, J. E. Jakes, H. Cao, and D. S. Stone.Investigation of thermally activated deformation in amorphous PMMA and Zr-Cu-Al bulk metallic glasses with broadband nanoindentation creep.Journal of Materials Research, 29(3), March 2009, pp. 1279-1290.


Fall 2015-2016

  • MS&E 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • MS&E 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • MS&E 990 - Research and Thesis
  • MS&E 990 - Research and Thesis
  • MS&E 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • MS&E 803 - Special Topics in Materials Science
  • MS&E 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • MS&E 699 - Independent Study
  • MS&E 330 - Thermodynamics of Materials

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