Michael B. Prime

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

SEM Awards: SEM Fellow, A. J. Durelli, F. Zandman

Mike received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley in 1994 and has worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for 26 years. He is known worldwide for the invention of the contour method for residual stress measurement, which is used extensively in industry and is the focus of startup companies in California and the UK. Mike is also known for some important early contributions on structural health monitoring and recent advances in modeling and measurement of material behavior in extreme conditions. Mike was named a Fellow at LANL in 2019, a rare honor for an engineer.


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Last Updated: 12/02/2020