Dr. Alfredo Correa
Dr. Alfredo A. Correa joined the Physics Division of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a Lawrence Fellow in 2008 after he received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley. He currently is a Staff Member, a Co-PI of the BES-funded Energy Frontier Research Center on Energy Dissipation to Defect Evolution (EDDE) at ORNL and PI for Laboratory Directed Research and Development on numerical methods for the simulation of electron dynamics. He received the Physical Data Research Program, Physics and Advanced Technologies Award at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 2007. He is the author or co-author of more than 30 peer-reviewed publications on diverse topics on the simulation of equilibrium and non-equilibrium materials from first principles, including two-temperature systems. As a researcher in Thrust 1, he applies atomistic simulations of combined electron and molecular dynamics to understand how ion radiation transfers energy and momentum to the material and how later the heat is dissipated in the electronic and ionic degrees of freedom. As the leader of EDDE Thrust 1, he coordinates with EDDE computational and experimental researchers on Thrust 1 and Thrust 2. The goal is to understand the validity of two-temperature models, determination of electron-phonon coupling and the inclusion of dissipative ionic forces due to electronic excitations in large scale molecular dynamics and its ultimate consequences to the production of damage.