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

Wang Y M; Ott R T; Hamza A V; Besser M F; Almer J; Kramer M J . 2010. Achieving Large Uniform Tensile Ductility in Nanocrystalline Metals. Physical Review Letters. 105:215502. abstract
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Rieken J R; Anderson I E; Kramer M J . 2010. Grand Prize Gas-Atomized Chemical Reservoir Ods Ferritic Stainless Steels. International Journal of Powder Metallurgy. 46:9-12. abstract
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Rieken J R; Anderson I E; Kramer M J . 2010. Microstructure Evolution of Gas-Atomized Iron-Base Ods Alloys. International Journal of Powder Metallurgy. 46:17-31. abstract
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Becker C A; Kramer M J . 2010. Atomistic comparison of volume-dependent melt properties from four models of aluminum. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering. 18:074001. abstract
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Ray P K; Brammer T; Ye Y Y; Akinc M; Kramer M J . 2010. A multi-stage hierarchical approach to alloy design. JOM. 62:25-29. abstract
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Mendelev M I; Kramer M J; Ott R T; Sordelet D J; Besser M F; Kreyssig A; Goldman A I; Wessels V; Sahu K K; Kelton K F; Hyers R W; Canepari S; Rogers J R . 2010. Experimental and computer simulation determination of the structural changes occurring through the liquid-glass transition in Cu-Zr alloys. Philosophical Magazine. 90:3795-3815. abstract
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Kalay Y E; Chumbley L S; Kramer M J; Anderson I E . 2010. Local structure in marginal glass forming Al-Sm alloy. Intermetallics. 18:1676-1682. abstract
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Zhang Y; Kramer M J; Rong C B; Liu J P . 2010. Microstructure and intergranular diffusion in exchange-coupled Sm-Co/Fe nanocomposites. Applied Physics Letters. 97:032506. abstract
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Xing Q; Kramer M J; Wu D; Lograsso T A . 2010. Influence of surface oxidation on transmission electron microscopy characterization of Fe-Ga alloys. Materials Characterization. 61:598-602. abstract
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Ji C X; Huang M L; Kramer M J; Zhang C; Wu K S; Yang Y; Chang Y A . 2010. Composition dependent phase transformation of Pt0.5-x Mn0.5+x from A1 to L1(0) phase. Applied Physics A-Materials Science & Processing. 99:471-475. abstract
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