Michael A McGuire

Senior R&D Staff

I use crystal growth, solid state chemistry, and metallurgical synthesis techniques, crystallographic studies, and physical property measurements to explore structure-property relationships in complex materials, with particular emphasis on magnetism. My research is currently focused on layered transition metal compounds, anisotropic magnets, and topological materials. I am also interested in materials discovery, crystallography, crystallographic phase transitions and their effects on physical properties, and birds.

Education:

  • Ph.D. (Physics), Cornell University, 2006
  • M.S. (Physics), University of Mississippi, 2001
  • B.S. (Physics), University of Mississippi, 1999

Research Experience:

  • 2009 – Present, Research Staff Scientist, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • 2007 – 2009, Eugene P. Wigner Fellow, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • 2006 – 2007, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

 

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Awards

Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate Analytics, 2021
R&D 100 Award (UCC: Ultraconductive Copper-CNT Composite), 2021
Significant Event Award (Switching in vdW crystals), ORNL, 2020
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2020
Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate Analytics, 2019
Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate Analytics, 2018
Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, Federal Laboratory Consortium, 2018
Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2017
R&D 100 Award (Additively Printed High Performance Magnets), 2017
Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, Southeast Region of the Federal Laboratory Consortium, 2017
Highly Cited Researcher, Thompson Reuters, 2014
Significant Event Award (Critical Materials Institute), ORNL, 2013
Gordon Battelle Prize (iron-based superconductors), ORNL, 2011
Directors Award for Outstanding Team Accomplishment (iron-based superconductors), ORNL, 2009
Scientific Research Award for Team Accomplishment (iron-based superconductors), ORNL, 2009
Significant Event Award (iron-based superconductors), ORNL, 2008
Wigner Fellowship, ORNL, 2007-2009
Cornell University Fellowship, Cornell University, 2001-2002
Graduate Achievement Award, University of Mississippi, 2001
Taylor Medal, University of Mississippi, 1999

Patents

“High command fidelity electromagnetically driven calorimeter” U.S. Patent No. 10,782,193, Sept. 22, 2020.
“Neodymium-Iron-Boron Magnet with Selective Surface Modification, and Method of Producing Same” U.S. Patent No. 10,586,640 March 10, 2020.
“Castable high-temperature Ce-modified Al alloys”, US 9,963,770, May 8, 2018.
“Low temperature stabilization process for production of carbon fiber having structural order”, US 9,732,445, Aug. 15, 2017.
"Hf-Co-B alloys as permanent magnet materials", US 9,552,911, Jan. 24, 2017.