Richard LeSar

2220C Hoover Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-1841
Fax 515-294-5444

Research Interests

  • Materials theory, modeling, and simulation
  • Dislocation-based plasticity
  • Biomolecular structure and dynamics
  • Microstructural evolution

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Chemical Physics, Harvard University, 1981
  • A.M. Physics, Harvard University, 1977
  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Michigan, 1975

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2006 - present Professor and Chair, Materials Science & Engineering Department, Iowa State University
  • 2006 - present Associate Scientist, Ames Laboratory, Ames, IA
  • 1993 - 2006 Technical Staff Member and various management positions, Los Alamos
  • 1993 - 2006 Adjunct Professor, Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 1987 - 1997 Affiliate Faculty Member, Department of Physics, Colorado State University
  • 1989 Visiting Scientist, FOM-Institut voor Atoom en Molecuulfysica, Amsterdam
  • 1988 - 1989 Visiting Associate Research Scientist and Lecturer, University of Michigan
  • 1984 Distinguished Visiting Scientist, National Research Council of Canada

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2005 - present Member of the U. S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board
  • 2004 Co-Chair of the Gordon Conference on Physical Metallurgy
  • 2001 - present Member of the Editorial Board of the Annual Reviews of Materials Research
  • 1999 - 2002 Editor of Computational Materials Science, Elsevier Press
  • 1995 Associated Western Universities (AWU) Department of Energy Distinguished Lecturer, “Grand Challenges in Computational Materials Science.”
  • 1985 NATO Travel Award
  • 1974 Gomberg Prize in Chemistry, University of Michigan
  • 1974 James B. Angell Scholar, University of Michigan

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

Bryden A; Broderick S; Suram S K; Kaluskar K; LeSar R; Rajan K . 2013. Interactive visualization of APT data at full fidelity. Ultramicroscopy. 132:129-135. abstract
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Royer Z L; Tackes C; LeSar R; Napolitano R E . 2013. Coil optimization for electromagnetic levitation using a genetic like algorithm. Journal of Applied Physics. 113:214901. abstract
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Zhou C Z; LeSar R . 2012. Dislocation dynamics simulations of the Bauschinger effect in metallic thin films. Computational Materials Science. 54:350-355. abstract
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Zhou C Z; LeSar R . 2012. Dislocation dynamics simulations of plasticity in polycrystalline thin films. International Journal of Plasticity. 30-31:185-201. abstract
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Zhou C Z; Beyerlein I J; LeSar R . 2011. Plastic deformation mechanisms of fcc single crystals at small scales. Acta Materialia. 59:7673-7682. abstract
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Zhou C Z; Biner S; LeSar R . 2010. Simulations of the effect of surface coatings on plasticity at small scales. Scripta Materialia. 63:1096-1099. abstract
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Zhou C Z; Biner S B; LeSar R . 2010. Discrete dislocation dynamics simulations of plasticity at small scales. Acta Materialia. 58:1565-1577. abstract
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