Dr. Adam J. Schwartz

Director, Ames Laboratory and Professor, Iowa State University
Address
318 Technical and Administrative Services Facility (TASF)
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-2770
Fax 515-294-4456
Email director@ameslab.gov

Research Interests

  • Accerlating advanced material development and deployment
  • Structure-property-processing-performance relationships
  • High pressure and dynamic properties of materials
  • Critical materials
  • Rare earth elements, alloys, and compunds
  • Actinide science

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1991
  • M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1989
  • B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1986

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2014 Director, Ames Laboratory
  • 2013  Leadership Team Focus Area Lead, Critical Materials Institute, Ames Laboratory lead by DOE Energy Innovation Hub
  • 2010-2014 Division Leader, Condensed Matter and Materials, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 2005-2014 Adjunct Research Professor, Washington State University
  • 2009-2010 Acting Program Leaders for Dynamic Materials Properties and Physics & Engineering Models, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 2009-2010 Group Leader, Actincide Science and Characterization, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 2005-2010 Project Leader, Phase Transformations and Aging Pu Alloys, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 2005-2008 Deputy Division leader, Condensed-Matter and High-Pressure Physics, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 2005-2005 Deputy Program Leader for Enhanced Surveillance, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 2002-2004 Borard of Directors, Valley Children's Museum, San Ramon, CA
  • 1999-2002 Project Leader, Fundamentals of Dynamic Deformation and Failure, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 1997-2005 Task Leader, Plutonium Science and Plutonium Aging, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 1997-2002 Project Leader, Shaped-Charge Line Processing and Characterization, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 1997-200 Project Leader, Grain Boundary Engineering for Improved and Predictable Materials Properties, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 1994-1997 Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 1991-1994 POst Doctoral Research Associate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • National and International Review Panels (12)
  • Symposium Organizer (7)
  • LLNL Science, Technology, Engineering, and Operations Award, 2008
  • DOE/NNSA/Defense Programs Award of Excellence, 2007
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Science and Excellence Award, 2003
  • Neill Griffiths Memorial Award, 1998

(Chronologically most recent on top)Patents

  • United States Patent Number: US 6,397,682 B2, June 4, 2002, Mukul Kumar, Adam Schwartz, Wayne King, "Intergranular Degradation Assessment Via Random Grain Boundary Network Analysis."