Los Alamos National Laboratory

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

George T. (Rusty) Gray III

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Contact Information

  • Laboratory Fellow
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Dynamic Materials Properties, Testing, and Modeling
    Los Alamos, NM 87545

    Phone: (505) 667-5452



  • Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1981
  • M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 1977
  • B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 1976

Research and Professional Experience

  • Laboratory Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2002-present
  • Team Leader, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1987-2002
  • Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1985-1987
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship-Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, 1982-1984

Research Interests

  • High-strain rate structure/property behavior of materials & modeling
  • Shockwave effects on material structure/property behavior
  • Deformation twinning

Sample Publications

G. T. Gray III, N. K. Bourne, K. S. Vecchio, and J. C. F. Millett, “Influence of Anisotropy (Crystallographic and Microstructural) on Spallation in Zr, Ta, HY-100 Steel, and 1080 Eutectoid Steel," International Journal of Fracture (2009), in press.

N. K. Bourne, G. T. Gray III, and J. C. F. Millett, “On the Shock Response of Cubic Metals," Applied Physics Reviews (2009), vol. 106, pp. 091301-1 to 091301-14.

F. Cao, E. K. Cerreta, C. P. Trujillo, and G. T. Gray III, “Dynamic Tensile Extrusion Response of Tantalum," Acta Materialia (2008), vol. 56, pp. 5804-5817.

G. T. Gray III, N. K. Bourne, and B. L. Henrie, “On The Influence of Loading Profile Upon The Tensile Failure Of Stainless Steel”, J. Appl. Phys. (2007), vol. 101, pp. 093507-1 to -9.

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