MATTHEW J. KRAMER

 

 

 

Scientist, Ames Laboratory

37 Wilhelm Hall, Ames, IA 50011

phone: 515-294-0276

mjkramer@ameslab.gov

 

PERSONAL HISTORY

1979                B.S., Geomechanics, University of Rochester

1983                M.S. Geology, University of Rochester

1988                Ph.D. Geology, Iowa State University

1988-89           Postdoctoral Fellow Metallurgy and Ceramics Division, Ames Laboratory

1990-95           Staff Scientist, Metallurgy and Ceramics Division, Ames Laboratory and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences and Associate Scientist, Institute for Research and Technology

1996-present   Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences and Scientist, Institute for Research and Technology

2001-present   Group Leader for e-Beam Characterization, Materials Engineering and Physics, Ames Laboratory

 

HONORS, AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Co-recipient of the Materials Chemistry Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment Award for “Surface Properties of Quasicrystals”, 1998

R & D 100, Nanocrystalline Composite Coercive Magnet Powders, 1997

Co-recipient of the Department of Energy Materials Science Award for Significant Implication for DOE Related Technologies in Metallurgy and Ceramics, 1996

Co-recipient of the Department of Energy Materials Science Award for Sustained Outstanding Research in Solid State Physics, 1995

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Structure-property-processing relationships of glass forming metallic alloys, quasicrystals, high temperature intermetallics, high temperature superconductors, ceramics and silicates. Characterization of microstructural evolution and crystal chemistry using advanced electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction techniques.  Computer modeling of physical systems.

 

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

"Devitrification studies of Zr-Pd and Zr-Pd-Cu metallic glasses," M.J. Kramer, M.F. Besser, N. Yang, E. Rozhkova, D.J. Sordelet, Y. Zhang, and P.L. Lee, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 317(1,2), 62 (2003).

“The local atomic structure of R-Mg-Zn (R=Y, Gd, Dy and Tb),” M.J. Kramer, S.T. Hong, P.C. Canfield, I.R. Fisher, J.D. Corbett, Y. Zhu, and A.I. Goldman, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 342, 82 (2002).

“Solidification, microstructural refinement and magnetism in Nd2Fe14B,” M.J. Kramer, L.H. Lewis, L.M. Fabietti, Y. Tang, W. Miller, K.W. Dennis, and R.W. McCallum, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 241, 144 (2002).

“Measuring crystal structure dynamics during polymorphic phase transitions," M.J. Kramer, L. Margulies, A.I. Goldman, and P.L. Lee, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 338(1-2), 235 (2002).

“In situ determination of Nd-Fe-B crystallization pathways,” M.J. Kramer, N. Yang, R.W. McCallum, K.W. Dennis, and L.H. Lewis, Journal of Applied Physics, 91, 8156 (2002).

“A Mo-Si-B intermetallic alloy with a continuous .alpha.-Mo matrix,” J.H. Schneibel, M.J. Kramer, and D.S. Easton, Scripta Materialia, 46, 217 (2002).

“Synthesis route-dependent formation of quasicrystals in Zr70Pd30 and Zr70Pd20Cu10 amorphous alloys,” D.J. Sordelet, E. Rozhkova, M.F. Besser and M.J. Kramer, Applied Physics Letters, 80, 4735 (2002).