Duane D. Johnson

Chief Research Officer, Ames Laboratory and Professor, Iowa State University
311 Technical and Administrative Services Facility (TASF)
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-9649
Fax 515-294-5444
Email ddj@ameslab.gov

Research Interests

"Computational Materials Science" - attempts to mold modern theories of materials phenomena and their computational solution in order to predict properties and characterize materials.

  • Thermodynamics and chemistry of materials via electronic-structure based methods, e.g., structual-ordering transitions in and properties of multicomponent alloys
  • Mechanical properties by integration of generalized defect energy surfaces and mesoscale dislocation mechanics
  • Multiscale modeling for spatial and temporal scales
  • Energy-storage and catalytic properties of supported nanoassemblies
  • New computational methods and algorithms to perform reliable materials discover and/or design

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, University of Cincinnati, OH, 1985
  • B.Sc. Physics, University of Cincinnati, 1980

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2010 - present F. Wendell Professor of Energy Sciences, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Ames Laboratory Chief Research Officer, Iowa State University
  • 1997 - 2010 Ivan Racheff Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, and Director of National Science Foundation supported Materials Computation Center, University of Illinois-Champaign
  • 1988 - 1997 Senior Research Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California
  • 1987 - 1988 National Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Naval Reserach Laboratory
  • 1985 - 1986 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Bristol, England

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2010 - present F. Wendell Miller Professor of Energy Science, Iowa State University
  • 2010 - 2013 Invited Professor, Ecole Centrale Paris
  • 2010 - 2012 Special Editor for Computer Physics Communication
  • 2010 DoE Hydrogen Program 2010 "Special Recognition Award" for the Metal-Hydride Center of Excellence "In Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Department of Energy
  • 2009 - 2010 Ivan Racheff Professor of Materials Science, University of Illinois-Champaign
  • 2009 NCSA Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois-Champaign
  • 2008 - 2010 Chair-Elect, Division of Computational Physics, American Physical Society
  • 2008 Member-at-Large (elected), Division of Computational Physics, American Physical Society
  • 2006 Silver "Humie" Award, with student K. Sastry, human competitive award at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference and Best Paper in Real World Applications track
  • 2005 - 2009 Bliss Faculty Scholar, University of Illinois-Champaign
  • 2005 Listed in Who's Who in America
  • 2004 Xerox Award for Faculty Research, University of Illinois-Champaign
  • 2003 Fellow, American Physical Society
  • 2000 - 2010 Member, Materials Science Critical Technology Sector/Phase Transitions, American Society of Metals
  • 2000 Collins Scholar, Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education, University of Illinois-Champaign
  • 1997 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (AGARD) Invited Lecturer
  • 1997 Editorial Board, "Methods in Materials Science"
  • 1993 Award for Excellence, Sandia National Laboratories
  • 1987 - 1988 National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • 1983 - 1984 Thesis Research Fellowship, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Cui J; Choi J P; Li G; Polikarpov E; Darsell J; Overman N; Olszta M; Schreiber D; Bowden M; Droubay T; Kramer M J; Zarkevich N A; Wang L L; Johnson D D; Marinescu M; Takeuchi I; Huang Q Z; Wu H; Reeve H; Vuong N V; Liu J P . 2014. Thermal stability of MnBi magnetic materials. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 26:064212. abstract
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Tan T L; Wang L L; Johnson D D; Bai K W . 2013. Hydrogen Deposition on Pt(111) during Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution from a First-Principles Multiadsorption-Site Study. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 117:22696-22704. abstract
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Khan S N; Alam A; Johnson D D . 2013. Low-energy planar magnetic defects in BaFe2As2: Nanotwins, twins, antiphase, and domain boundaries. Physical Review B. 88:184515. abstract
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Xiao C X; Wang L L; Maligal-Ganesh R V; Smetana V; Walen H; Thiel P A; Miller G J; Johnson D D; Huang W Y . 2013. Intermetallic NaAu2 as a Heterogeneous Catalyst for Low-Temperature CO Oxidation. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 135:9592-9595. abstract
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Wang L L; Huang M L; Thimmaiah S; Alam A; Bud'ko S L; Kaminski A; Lograsso T A; Canfield P; Johnson D D . 2013. Native defects in tetradymite Bi-2(TexSe3-x) topological insulators. Physical Review B. 87:125303. abstract
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Sun R S; Johnson D D . 2013. Stability maps to predict anomalous ductility in B2 materials. Physical Review B. 87:104107. abstract
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Alam A; Khan M; McCallum R W; Johnson D D . 2013. Site-preference and valency for rare-earth sites in (R-Ce)(2)Fe14B magnets. Applied Physics Letters. 102:042402. abstract
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Kim M G; Lamsal J; Heitmann T W; Tucker G S; Pratt D K; Khan S N; Lee Y B; Alam A; Thaler A; Ni N; Ran S; Bud'ko S L; Marty K J; Lumsden M D; Canfield P C; Harmon B N; Johnson D D; Kreyssig A; McQueeney R J; Goldman A I . 2012. Effects of Transition Metal Substitutions on the Incommensurability and Spin Fluctuations in BaFe2As2 by Elastic and Inelastic Neutron Scattering. Physical Review Letters. 109:167003. abstract
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Tan T L; Wang L L; Johnson D D; Bai K W . 2012. A Comprehensive Search for Stable Pt-Pd Nanoalloy Configurations and Their Use as Tunable Catalysts. Nano Letters. 12:4875-4880. abstract
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Alam A; Wilson B G; Johnson D D . 2012. Reply to "Comment on 'Accurate and fast numerical solution of Poisson's equation for arbitrary, space-filling Voronoi polyhedra: Near-field corrections revisited'". Physical Review B. 86:127102. abstract
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