Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Materials at Irradiation and Mechanical Extremes
A BES Energy Frontier Research Center

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Ellen Cerreta

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Contact Information

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Materials Science and Technology Division
    MST-8, Structure/Property Relations Group

    Phone: (505) 665-2576
    ecerreta@lanl.gov

Bio

Education

  • Ph.D. (2001), Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • M.S. (1997), Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • B.S. (1996), Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Research and Professional Experience

  • Technical Staff Member / Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, January 2003-present
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, April 2001-January 2003
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Materials Science and Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe
    January 1999-April 2001, Advisor: Prof. Subhash Mahajan
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University; August 1996- January 1999, Advisor: Prof. Tresa Pollock
  • Student Intern, Rockwell Science Center, Thousand Oaks, California., May - August 1995, May - August 1996, Mentor: Dr. Ken Johnson

Research Interests

  • Constitutive behavior of bulk metals
  • Multi-scale characterization of dynamic deformation and damage
  • Transmission electron microscopy

Sample Publications

"Orientation Dependence of Shock Induced Twinning and Substructures in a Copper Bi-Crystal," F. Cao, I.J. Beyerlein, F.L. Addessio, B.H. Sencer, C.P. Trujillo, E.K. Cerreta, and G.T. Gray, Acta Materialia, (2010) 58, pp. 549-559.

"Characterization of Shear Localization and Shock Damage with EBSD," J.F. Bingert, V. Livescu, and E.K. Cerreta, chapter in Electron Backscatter Diffraction in Materials Science, edited by A.J. Schwartz, M. Kumar, B.L. Adams, Springer, NY, (2009) Ch. 22, pp. 293-307.

"The Influence of Microstructure on the Mechanical Response of Copper in Shear," E.K. Cerreta, I.J. Frank, G.T. Gray III, C.P. Trujillo, D.A. Korzekwa, and L.M. Dougherty, Materials Science and Engineering A, (2009) 501, pp. 207-219.

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