Los Alamos National Laboratory

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

Kenneth J. McClellan


Contact Information

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Materials Science & Technology Division
    Structure/Property Relations, MS G755

    Phone: (505) 667-5452



  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1994
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1991
  • B.S., Metallurgy and Materials Science, Case Western Reserve University, 1988

Research and Professional Experience

  • Team Leader, Crystal Growth and Materials Preparation, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2006-present
  • Member of Technical Staff, Structure/Property Relations Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1997-2006
  • Member of Technical Staff, Ceramic Science and Technology Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1996-1997

Research Interest

  • Novel material synthesis
  • Material development and optimization via defect manipulation
  • Ceramic nuclear fuel development

Sample Relevant Publications

C. R. Stanek, K. J. McClellan, M. R. Levy, C. Milanese and R. W. Grimes, “The effect of intrinsic defects on RE3Al5O12 garnet scintillator performance” Nucl. Instr. Methods B, 579[1] (2007), pp. 27-30.

P. Peralta, D. Swift, E. Loomis, C. H. Lim, and K. J. McClellan, “Deformation and Fracture in Laser-Shocked NiAl Single Crystals and Bicrystals,” Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 36A(2005), pp. 1459-1469.

D. W. Cooke, K. J. McClellan, B. L. Bennett, J. M. Roper, M. T. Whittaker, R. E. Muenchausen, and R. C. Sze, “Crystal Growth and Optical Characterization of Cerium-doped Lu1.8Y0.2SiO5,” J. Appl. Phys., 88[12] (2000), pp. 7360-7362.

J. D. Garrett, P. Peralta, J. R. Michael, F. Chu, K. J. McClellan and T. E. Mitchell, “Growth of Oriented C11b MoSi2 Bicrystals Using a Modified Czochralski Technique,” J. Cryst. Growth, 205 (1999), pp. 515-522.

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