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Michael Atzmon | Faculty

Michael Atzmon

Professor: Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences; Materials Science and Engineering

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Short Bio


California Institute of Technology
PhD Applied Physics ’85

California Institute of Technology
MS Applied Physics ’82

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
BSc Physics and Math ’80

Research Interests

Phase transformation and materials synthesis far from equilibrium. Thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations far from equilibrium. Mechanical behavior of amorphous and nanocrystalline metal alloys. Mechanochemistry and powder processing by mechanical attrition.


  • Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Excellence in Research Award
  • Engineering and Physical Science Research Council’s Visiting Research Fellowship, UK, 1996-97.

2009 - Present

  • Number of refereed archival publications: 5
  • Number of refereed conference proceedings: 0
  • Number of books: 0
  • Number of chapters in books: 0
  • Number of other publications: 11 invited conference talks


  • Manuscript reviewer for Acta and Scripta Materialia, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics; Intermetallics, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Journal of Materials Research, Journal of Materials Science, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Journal of Physics -- Condensed Matter, Journal of Physics D, Materials Letters, Materials Research Bulletin, Materials Science and Engineering A, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, Nature Materials, Philosophical Magazine Letters, Physical Review B and Letters, Powder Technology, Scientific Reports, Thin Solid Films.
  • Proposal reviewer for Department of Energy BES, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany) Global Climate and Energy Project (Stanford University), Israeli Ministry of Science, National Science Foundation, Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program.