Los Alamos National LaboratoryInstitute for Materials Science
Incubate - Innovate - Integrate

About Us

The Institute for Materials Science strives to fill in the gaps between the Institutional Pillars in the Materials Science community by fostering communication through Seminars, Workshops, Conferences, Colloquiums, Scholars programs, and other events and programs.

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  • Director
  • Filip Ronning
  • Institute for Materials Science
  • (505) 667-7426
  • Email
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  • Deputy Director
  • Abigail Hunter
  • (505) 606-0765
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  • Professional Staff Assistant
  • Vanessa Gonzales
  • Institute for Materials Science
  • 505-665-3382
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  • Incubate,
  • Innovate and
  • Integrate Novel Ideas in Materials

Incubate both long-term and short-term investments and to innovatively catalyze the creation of new materials science concepts while increasing integration across the LANL materials community.

Research Focus

  • Defects and Interfaces
  • Emergent Phenomena, and
  • Materials in Extreme Environments

Advisory Board and Steering Committee

The IMS Advisory Board and Steering Committee are comprised of experts from different sectors of the Materials Community.

External Advisory Board TBD

Steering Committee

  • David E. Chavez (LANL, Q-5)
  • Shizeng Lin (LANL, T-4)
  • TBD
  • TBD