Advanced Materials Synthesis

The advanced materials synthesis group focuses on the design and fabrication of new materials to meet the changing needs of LLNL programs, particularly in the areas of high-energy-density science and renewable energy technologies.

Our research efforts support a variety of LLNL missions for the Weapons & Complex Integration, Global Security, and National Ignition Facility directorates, as well as external sponsors.

Learn more about advanced materials synthesis at LLNL by exploring our focus areas below.

Focus Areas


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Porous materials

We design and fabricate a wide variety of low-density foam materials in support of a number of critical LLNL programs, including:

  • High-energy-density science
  • Energy storage and conversion
  • Water treatment
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Feedstocks for advanced manufacturing

We synthesize custom feedstocks (or inks) for 3D printing technologies that enable the fabrication of unique material architectures such as:

  • Polymers
  • Ceramics
  • Carbon
  • Composites
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Light-emitting materials

We have world-class expertise in the design of novel light-emitting materials, including single crystal, transparent ceramics, and plastics, for use in radiation detection, imaging, and lighting. Our two main materials are:

  • Transparent optical ceramics
  • Lighting phosphors
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Functional polymer design

One of our core capabilities is the design of novel polymer formulations to support important Weapons & Complex Integration and National Ignition Facility program efforts. These designs include:

  • Direct ink writing of silicones
  • Doped plastics
  • Ultralow density foams

Publications


People


Theodore Baumann profile

Theodore Baumann

Group Leader

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Nerine Cherepy

Deputy Group Leader

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Monika Biener profile

Monika Biener

Staff Scientist

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Patrick Campbell profile

Patrick Campbell

Staff Scientist

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Maira Ceron-Hernandez

Staff Scientist

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Swetha Chandrasekaran

Staff Scientist

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Christina Fox profile

Christina Fox

Staff Scientist

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Stuart Gammon

Staff Scientist

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Ashley Hall

Staff Scientist

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Steven Hawks profile

Steven Hawks

Staff Scientist

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Corie Horwood

Staff Scientist

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Sung Ho Kim

Staff Scientist

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Richard Landingham

Staff Scientist

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Jeremy Lenhardt

Staff Scientist

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Siwei Liang

Staff Scientist

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Colin Loeb

Staff Scientist

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Daniel Malone

Staff Scientist

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James Oakdale profile

James Oakdale

Staff Scientist

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Ross Osborne

Staff Scientist

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Vanessa Peters

Staff Scientist

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Robert Sanner

Staff Scientist

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Joe Satcher profile

Joe Satcher

Staff Scientist

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April Sawvel profile

April Sawvel

Staff Scientist

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Zachary Seeley

Staff Scientist

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Marcus Worsley profile

Marcus Worsley

Staff Scientist

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