Los Alamos National Laboratory

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

Blas Uberuaga

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Contact Information

  • Technical Staff Member
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Materials Science and Technology Division

    Phone: (505) 667-9105



  • Ph.D. in Physics, University of Washington, 2000
  • M.S. in Physics, University of Washington, 1996
  • B.A. in Physics, University of Idaho, 1994

Research and Professional Experience:

  • Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2004-present
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2001-2004

Research Interests:

  • Radiation Damage
  • Defect Kinetics and Evolution
  • Long-time Scale Simulation Methodology

Sample Publications:

"Direct Transformation of Vacancy Voids to Stacking Fault Tetrahedra," Uberuaga et al., PRL 99, 135501 (2007).

"Radiation tolerance in structurally-related complex materials," Sickafus et al., Nature Materials 6, 217 (2007).

B. P. Uberuaga, D. Bacorisen, R. Smith, J. A. Ball, R. W. Grimes, A. F. Voter, and K. E. Sickafus, "Defect kinetics in spinels: Long-time simulations of MgAl2O4, MgGa2O4, and MgIn2O4," Phys. Rev. B 75, 104116 (2007).

"Structure and mobility of defects formed from collision cascades in MgO," B. P. Uberuaga et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 115505 (2004).

B. P. Uberuaga, S. J. Stuart, and A. F. Voter, "Parallel replica dynamics for driven systems: Derivation and application to strained nanotubes," Phys. Rev. B 75, 014301 (2007).

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