Michael I. Baskes

Adjt Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering




Baskes developed with Murray Daw the embedded atom method, which allows researchers to describe the cohesive energy of solids and liquids. This method has now become the standard used for calculating complex applications in materials science, especially for fission, fusion and nuclear weapons materials.

 

Baskes developed with Murray Daw the embedded atom method, which allows researchers to describe the cohesive energy of solids and liquids. This method has now become the standard used for calculating complex applications in materials science, especially for fission, fusion and nuclear weapons materials. Baskes also developed models to predict the behavior of helium in metals and a model to explain hydrogen isotope recombination.

He co-authored more than 190 technical publications that have been cited more than 13,670 times—three have more than 1,000 citations. He has received two awards from the Department of Energy for outstanding research and has been inducted in the DOE’s Basic Energy Science Hall of Fame. 

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Baskes, now an adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is also a laboratory associate-fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was a staff member at Sandia National Laboratories for 29 years. 

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