Tonya Williams Stone

Office: CAVS RM 2145
Phone: (662) 325-8610
Alt. Phone: (662) 325-4776

Box 5405
200 Research Blvd
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Tonya has B.S., M.S., and Ph.D degrees in Mechanical Engineering from MSU. Prior to graduate school, Tonya worked at Dow Chemical's engineering office in Houston ,TX for over 8 years, where she served as the lead mechanical engineer for several capital projects ranging from $5 million to over $50 million, and located as far away as Rheinmuenster, Germany. In 2005, Tonya was selected as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. She is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Advancing Powder Metallurgy International (APMI), National Society of Black Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
Research Interest:
Multiscale Materials Modeling, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Nanomechanics/Nanomaterials

Real materials are typically very complex with microstructures spanning multiple length scales, from nanoscale to macroscale. Dr. Stone's fundamental research activities are focused on experimental and computational studies on the relationship between structure, property, and performance across length scales in a variety of material systems, such as metal powders, biological materials, and polymers.

Selected PublicationsTotal Publications by Tonya Williams Stone:  43 
Hammi, Y., Stone, T.W., Paliwal, B., Allison, P. G., & Horstemeyer, M. (2016). Smooth Yield Surface Constitutive Modeling for Granular Materials. Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 139(1), 011010. DOI:10.1115/1.4034987. [Abstract] [Document] [Document Site]

Hill, P. J., Kirkland, B., Koshka, Y., Sullivan, R. W., & Stone, T.W. (2016). A Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Nanotechnology Education Program with Integrated Laboratory Experience and Outreach Activities. 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings. New Orleans, LA: ASEE.

Murphy, M., Horstemeyer, M., Gwaltney, S. R., Stone, T.W., LaPlaca, M., Liao, J., Williams, L. N., & Prabhu, R. (2016). Nanomechanics of Phospholipid Bilayer Failure under Strip Biaxial Stretching Using Molecular Dynamics. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering. 24(5), 055008. DOI:10.1088/0965-0393/24/5/055008.

Song, W., Woods, J. L., Davis, R. T., Offutt, J. K., Bellis, E. P., Handler, E. S., Sullivan, K., & Stone, T.W. (2015). Failure Analysis and Simulation Evaluation of an Al 6061 Alloy Wheel Hub. Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention. Springer. 15, 1-13. DOI:10.1007/s11668-015-9969-9.

Hill, P. J., Koshka, Y., Stone, T.W., Kirkland, B. L., & Sullivan, R. W. (2015). A Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Nanotechnology Education Program with Integrated Laboratory Experience. 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Seattle, WA. [Document Site]