Eric N. Brown

Los Alamos National Laboratory

SEM Awards: SEM Fellow, J. W. Dally Young Investigator, A. J. Durelli

Dr. Eric N. Brown is the Division Leader for the Explosive Science and Shock Physics Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory where he oversees the premier research program on energetic materials and dynamic material response in support of National Security. His research has spanned fracture and damage of complex heterogeneous polymers and polymer composites for energetic, reactive, and structural applications including crystalline phase transitions, plasticity, dynamic loading conditions, and self-healing materials. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials and been named Fellow of the Society for Experimental Mechanics. He has received awards for his technical achievements in solid mechanics and materials science from the ASC, DOE-NNSA, LANL, MRS, SEM, TMS and the University of Illinois. He has served on several committees in SEM including Board of Directors as Member-at-Large, Research Committee, Technical Activities Council, Biological Systems and Materials Technical Division, and SEMEF. He has organized and chaired sessions for the Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Composites, and Biological Systems, and Materials Technical Divisions. He served three terms as an Associate Technical Editor of Experimental Mechanics. Eric was a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Technical Staff Member in the Materials Science and Technology Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Technical Advisor for the Joint DoD/DOE Munitions Technology Program in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, and managed the Neutron Science and Technology Group in the Los Alamos National Laboratory Physics Division. Eric received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1998 and a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in 2003, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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