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Rusty Gray elected to National Academy of Engineering

He was cited for his contributions to the understanding of the dynamic and shock-loading deformation and damage response of materials.
October 26, 2017
Rusty Gray (Materials Science in Radiation and Dynamics Extremes, MST-8) (center) is inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) by Chairman Gordon England (left) and President Dan Mote

Rusty Gray (center) is inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) by Chairman Gordon England (left) and President Dan Mote (right) in honor of his contributions to the understanding of the dynamic and shock-loading deformation and damage response of materials. The ceremony was held recently during NAE’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The NAE’s mission is to advance the nation’s well-being by promoting engineering and marshaling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide advice to the federal government on matters of engineering and technology. Election to the Academy is among the highest professional distinctions an engineer can attain.

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George “Rusty” Gray III, of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Materials Science in Radiation and Dynamic Extremes group, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He was cited for his contributions to the understanding of the dynamic and shock-loading deformation and damage response of materials.

“Rusty’s investigations of the structure and property behavior of materials subjected to dynamic and shock-loading conditions have provided significant understanding of material strength and the damage that results under extreme conditions,” said Alan Bishop, the Principal Associate Director of the Science, Technology and Engineering directorate at Los Alamos. “During a span of more than 35 years at the Laboratory, he has been a leader in both fundamental and applied research that has supported the development and validation of predictive models of materials behavior. Rusty’s achievements are outstanding examples of the engineering science underpinning the Laboratory’s national security mission and have much broader impact in the fields of materials science and structural engineering."

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