IMS Materials Summer School 2019

Innovation, incubation and integration are key to nurturing a healthy Materials Science community.


  • Director
  • Filip Ronning
  • Institute for Materials Science
  • (505) 667-7426
  • Email
  • Administrator
  • Kelly Shea
  • Institute for Materials Science
  • (505) 667-9244
  • Email

Talks, tours, special event

The IMS Materials Summer School focuses on Materials Science at Los Alamos National Laboratory and is designed to expose our visitors to the broad range of great materials science performed at the Lab. Through the course of talks and site visits, students will have a unique opportunity to learn about LANL directly from our top scientists and participate in a facility tour.

Registration required

All tours require registration two weeks prior to event and are limited to 20 students.  If you have questions about the Summer School or would like to register for a tour, please contact Kelly Shea,

Check the IMS site or the Student Programs site for contact information or updates.


Date and Time

Location or Meeting Place


Wednesday June 5, 1:00 - 2:00 pm MSL Auditorium TALK: Richard Sandberg (MPA-CINT), "Studying Materials Deformation and Failure with Bragg Coherent Diffraction Imaging"
Wednesday June 12, Time TBD CINT Lobby Area TOUR: Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), Sign-up required (limit 20)
Wednesday June 26, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Physics Auditorium TALK: Patrick McClure (NEN-5), "Kilopower, a NASA Space Reactor for surface power and deep space exploration"
Thursday July 11, 1:00 – 3:00 pm Meet Bus at Otowi Bldg, 12:45 pm departure TOUR: National High-Magnetic Field Laboratory, Host Ross McDonald, Sign-up required (limit 20)
Wednesday July 17, 8:00 – 4:30pm NSSB Auditorium SPECIAL STUDENT EVENT: Scientific and Historic Impacts from the Manhattan Project Symposium. Featuring Dr. Sig Hecker, Dr. Jim Smith and Dr. Alan Carr, Dr. Mark Chadwick, Dr. David L. Clark, Dr Galina Balatsky and Dr. Parrish Staples
Thursday July 18, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Physics Auditorium TALK: Laurent Capolungo (MST-8), "Multi-scale modeling of plasticity: Bridging the gap between science and engineering"
Wednesday July 24, 1:00 – 2:00 pm MSL Auditorium TALK:  Ellen Cerreta (M-DO), “New HE for the Stockpile”
Wednesday July 31, 9:00 – 1:00 pm TA-53, Building 1, Lobby (Rosen Auditorium lobby) TOUR: Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE), Host Matthew Murray, Sign-up required (limit 20)
Thursday August 1, 1:00 – 2:00 pm MSL Auditorium TALK:  Sven Rudin (T-1), “Computational Tools for Materials Discovery/Design”