Matthew J. Kramer

Scientist II
225 Wilhelm Hall
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-0276
Fax 515-294-4291

Research Interests

  • Materials properties of glass forming metallic alloys
  • Quasicrystals
  • High temperature intermetallics
  • High temperature superconductors
  • Ceramics and silicates with emphasis on electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction
  • Utilizing new characterization techniques to investigate the dynamics of phase transformations
  • Computer modeling of physical systems

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Iowa State University, 1998
  • M.S. University of Rochester, 1983
  • B.S. University of Rochester, 1979

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2001 - present Group Leader, Materials Characterization/Metal & Ceramic Sciences Program
  • 1996 - present Scientist, Metallurgy and Ceramics Division, Ames Laboratory
  • 1989 - 1995 Associate Scientist, Metallurgy and Ceramics Division, Ames Laboratory

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 1998 Co-recipient of the Materials Chemistry Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment Award for “Surface Properties of Quasicrystals”
  • 1997 Co-recipient of R & D 100, Nanocrystalline Composite Coercive Magnet Powders
  • 1996 Co-recipient of the Department of Energy Materials Science Award for Significant Implication for DOE Related Technologies in Metallurgy and Ceramics
  • 1995 Co-recipient of the Department of Energy Materials Science Award for Sustained Outstanding Research in Solid State Physics

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

Mendelev M I; Ott R T; Heggen M; Feuerebacher M; Kramer M J; Sordelet D J . 2008. Deformation behavior of an amorphous Cu64.5Zr35.5 alloy: A combined computer simulation and experimental study. Journal of Applied Physics. 104:123532. abstract
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Yusufoglu Y; Hu Y; Kanapathipillai M; Kramer M; Kalay Y E; Thiyagarajan P; Akinc M; Schmidt-Rohr K; Mallapragada S . 2008. Bioinspired synthesis of self-assembled calcium phosphate nanocomposites using block copolymer-peptide conjugates. Journal of Materials Research. 23:3196-3212. abstract
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Ott R T; Heggen M; Feuerbacher M; Park E S; Kim D H; Kramer M J; Besser M F; Sordelet D J . 2008. Anelastic strain and structural anisotropy in homogeneously deformed Cu64.5Zr35.5 metallic glass. Acta Materialia. 56:5575-5583. abstract
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Liu Y Z; Wu Y Q; Kramer M J; Choi Y; Jiang J S; Wang Z L; Liu J P . 2008. Microstructure analysis of a SmCo/Fe exchange spring bilayer. Applied Physics Letters. 93:192502. abstract
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Wang S Y; Wang C Z; Li M Z; Huang L; Ott R T; Kramer M J; Sordelet D J; Ho K M . 2008. Short- and medium-range order in a Zr73Pt27 glass: Experimental and simulation studies. Physical Review B. 78:184204. abstract
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Mendelev M I; Kramer M J; Becker C A; Asta M . 2008. Analysis of semi-empirical interatomic potentials appropriate for simulation of crystalline and liquid Al and Cu. Philosophical Magazine. 88:1723-1750. abstract
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Cook B A; Wei X Z; Harringa J L; Kramer M J . 2007. In-situ elevated-temperature TEM study of (AgSbTe2)(15)(GeTe)(85). Journal of Materials Science. 42:7643-7646. abstract
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Dahlborg U; Besser M; Calvo-Dahlborg M; Janssen S; Juranyi F; Kramer M J; Morris J R; Sordelet D J . 2007. Diffusion of Cu in AlCu alloys of different composition by quasielastic neutron scattering. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. 353:3295-3299. abstract
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Sordelet D; Yang X Y; Rozhkova E; Besser M; Kramer M . 2007. Metastable phase formation in rapidly quenched Zr80Pt20 alloys: Linkage to oxygen. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. 353:3439-3443. abstract
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Kramer M J; Mecco H; Dennis K W; Vargonova E; McCallum R W; Napolitano R E . 2007. Rapid solidification and metallic glass formation - Experimental and theoretical limits. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. 353:3633-3639. abstract
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