James R. Morris, Senior Scientist
Alloy Behavior and Design Group
Materials Science & Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6115
Phone: (865) 576-7094
Fax: (865) 576-6298
Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University: Heterophase fluctuations and exact thermodynamics of a first-order structural phase transformation.
- Dr. Morris earned his bachelor’s degree with distinction in Physics from Colorado State University in 1987, and his Ph.D. in Physics at Cornell University in 1992. He worked at Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University, associated with the Materials & Engineering Physics program, working in simulations of defects in materials, martensitic phase transformations, solidification, and liquid metals and alloys. He is currently joint between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee. His primary interest is computational & theoretical materials science, particularly molecular dynamics simulations of materials.
- Metallic glasses
- Defect structures & material behavior
- Ductility of B2 compounds
Hydrogen storage in materials
Crystal nucleation and interfacial free energies
Martensitic transformations & shape-memory materials
Grain boundary structure and behavior
Large-scale molecular dynamics simulations
- Scientific Review Panel, DOE Basic Research for the Hydrogen Fuel Initiative, (2007).
- Co-organizer (with R. E. Napolitano) "Frontiers in Solidification Science," TMS Annual Meeting (2009).
- Co-organizer (with V. K. Pecharsky and A. Tiwari) "Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award Symposium," TMS Annual Meeting (2008).
- Program Advisory Committee, UT/ORNL Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (2006-present).
- Co-organizer, Computational Thermodynamics and Phase Transformations Symposium, TMS Annual Meeting (2007).
- Co-organizer (with Mike Manley) “Fundamentals of Shape Memory and Related Transitions,” TMS Annual Meeting (2007).
- Visiting Associate Professor, CNRS, Ecole des Mines, Nancy, France (2005).
- Associate Editor, Phil. Magazine issue on Frontiers in Solidification Science (2005).
- Scientific Review Panel, DOE INCITE Award for large-scale computation (2005).
- Chair, Chemistry and Physics of Materials Committee, TMS Society (2005-2008).
- Technical Paper Program Committee, Supercomputing 2005 (Seattle, Washington, 2005).
- Guest Editor, Acta Materialia 54, No. 13 (2006), selected papers from "Micromechanics and Microstructure Evolution: Modeling, Simulation and Experiments," Madrid, Spain (2005).
- Co-organizer (with R. E. Napolitano) “Frontiers in Solidification Science,” TMS Annual Meeting (2005).
- Member, ASM Alloy phase diagram committee (2004-present).
- Member, Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion Editorial Committee (2004-present).