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Matthew J. Kramer
Ames Laboratory
USDOE Scientist II
Amorphous & Aperiodic Focus Area
Iowa State University
Adjunct Associate Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor
37 Wilhelm Hall
Tel: 515-294-0276
Fax: 515-294-4291

B.S. 1979, M.S. 1983, University of Rochester; Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1979-80; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 1983-84; Ph.D. 1988, Iowa State University; Ames Laboratory, 1988-present.

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.

H.L. Zhao, M.J. Kramer, et al.
“Thermal expansion behavior of intermetallic compounds in the Mo-Si-B system,”
Intermetallics, Vol. 12 (5), 493 (2004).

M.J. Kramer and D.J. Sordelet
“Polymorphism in the short-range order of Zr70Pd30 metallic glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids, Vol. 351, 1586 (2005).

M.J. Kramer, D.J. Sordelet, A.F. Bastarows, X. Tan, and S.B. Biner
“Absence of crystallization during cylindrical indentation of a Zr-based metallic glass,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids (in press).

M.J. Kramer, T.A. Lograsso, and D.J. Sordelet
“Solid and liquid thermal expansion and structural observations in the quasicrystalline Cd84Yb16 compound,” Philos. Mag. Lett. (in press).

N. Yang, K.W. Dennis, R.W. McCallum, M.J. Kramer, Y. Zhang, and P.L. Lee
“Spontaneous magnetostriction in R2Fe14B (R=Y, Nd, Gd, Tb, Er),” J. Magn. Magn. Mater. (in press).


  • Spallation Neutron Source POW-GEN3 Instrument Advisory Team
  • Co-recipient of the Materials Chemistry Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment Award for "Surface Properties of Quasicrystals," 1998
  • Co-recipient of 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 Materials and Engineering Physics, 1996
  • Co-recipient of the Department of Energy Materials Science Award for Sustained Outstanding Research in Solid State Physics, 1995