Dr. Alexander H. King
158J Metals Development
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020Phone 515-296-4500
(Chronologically most recent on top)Education
- D.Phil., Metallurgy & Science of Materials, University of Oxford, England, 1979
- B.Met., Physical Metallurgy (with honors), University of Sheffield, England, 1975
(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments
- Director, The Ames Laboratory, 2008 - present
- Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, Iowa State University, 2008 - present
- Professor and Head, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 1999 - 2008
- Assistant Professor, Associate Professor (1984), then Professor (1990), Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1981-1999
- Associate Vice Provost, Acting Vice Provost (1989), then Vice Provost for Graduate Studies (1990), State University of New York at Stony Brook (concurrent with above faculty appointment), 1987-1992
- Research Associate, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979-1981
- Postdoctoral Fellow (Harwell EMR Fellow), Dept. of Metallurgy & Science of Materials, University of Oxford, England, 1979
(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards
- Fellow of the Materials Research Society, 2009
- Peter G. Winchell Memorial Lecture, Purdue University, 2008
- Distinguished Lecture, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Iowa State University, 2007
- Chair of the Gordon Conference on Physical Metallurgy, 2006
- U.S. State Department/National Academies Jefferson Science Fellow, 2005-2006
- Distinguished Lecture, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2005
- Burgess Memorial Lecture, Washington DC Chapter of ASM International, 2003
- Frontiers of Materials Science Lecture, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2002
- President of the Materials Research Society, 2002
- Visiting Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 1996
- Fellow of the Institute of Materials of the United Kingdom, 1995
- Fellow of the American Society of Materials, 1995
(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory
2013Rutherford M; King A . 2013. Q&A — Alex King Director of The Ames Laboratory. Materials World. 21:28-30.
Mendelev M I; King A H . 2013. The interactions of self-interstitials with twin boundaries. Philosophical Magazine. 93:1268-1278.
2012Saldana C; King A H; Chandrasekar S . 2012. Thermal stability and strength of deformation microstructures in pure copper. Acta Materialia. 60:4107-4116.
2011Saldana C; King A H; Stach E A; Compton W D; Chandrasekar S . 2011. Vacancies, twins, and the thermal stability of ultrafine-grained copper. Applied Physics Letters. 99:231911.
King A . 2011. The Demand for Rare Earth Elements. Technology Review. 114:6.
2010Mullner P; King A H . 2010. Deformation of hierarchically twinned martensite. Acta Materialia. 58:5242-5261.
King A H . 2010. Triple lines in materials science and engineering. Scripta Materialia. 62:889-893.
2009Chang W Y; King A H; Bowman K J . 2009. Effects of residual (or internal) stress on ferroelectric domain wall motion in tetragonal lead titanate. Journal of Materials Research. 24:1803-1809.
Kim H; Xuan Y; Ye P D; Narayanan R; King A H . 2009. Anomalous triple junction surface pits in nanocrystalline zirconia thin films and their relationship to triple junction energy. Acta Materialia. 57:3662-3670.
Brown T L; Saldana C; Murthy T G; Mann J B; Guo Y; Allard L F; King A H; Compton W D; Trumble K P; Chandrasekar S . 2009. A study of the interactive effects of strain, strain rate and temperature in severe plastic deformation of copper. Acta Materialia. 57:5491-5500.