Los Alamos National Laboratory

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

Amit Misra

IMage of Nathan Mar

Contact Information

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Materials Physics and Applications Division
    Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies

    Phone: (505) 667-9860



  • Ph.D. (Sep’1994), Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • M.S. (May 1991), Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • B.S. (May 1989), Metallurgical Engineering, Institute of Technology-BHU, India

Research and Professional Experience

  • Technical Staff Member / Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, August 1998-present
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, November 1996-August 1998
  • Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February-October 1996
  • Research Scientist, Thapar Corporate R&D Center, Patiala, India, December 1994-January 1996
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; September 1989-September 1994. Advisor: Prof. Ron Gibala

Research Interests

  • Defects and interfaces in materials
  • Nanomechanical behavior and radiation effects in metallic materials
  • Transmission electron microscopy

Sample Publications
"Mechanical Behavior of Metallic Nanolaminates," A. Misra, chapter in Nanostructure Control of Materials, edited by A J Hill and R H J Hannink, Woodhead Publishing Co., UK, (2006) Ch. 7, pp. 146-176.

"Bimetallic Layered Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Structure and Mechanical Properties," A. Misra and R.G. Hoagland, chapter in The Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, edited by James A. Schwarz, Cristian Contescu, and Karol Putyera, Taylor & Francis, Inc., (2005) 10.1081/E-ENN-120013790.

"Intrinsic Residual Stress Evolution in Thin Films During Energetic Particle Bombardment," Misra and M. Nastasi, chapter in Engineering Thin Films with Ion Beams, edited by Émile J. Knystautas; Taylor & Francis, CRC press, chapter 7, (2005), pp. 325-392.

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