Dr. Aleksi A. Leino
Dr. Aleksi A. M. Leino joined the Materials Science and Technology Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as a postdoctoral research associate in January 2016; he received his Ph.D. from the University of Helsinki, Finland in autumn 2015. His thesis was focused on swift heavy ion induced effects in silicon dioxide. He is the author or co-author in 6 peer reviewed articles. He also holds a B. Sc and M. Sc. degree in physics from the University of Helsinki. As a researcher in Thrust 1, he is using atomistic simulations (two-temperature molecular dynamics) to study energy dissipation under extreme electronic excitations induced by swift heavy ions. Aleksi is a member of the BES-funded Energy Frontier Research Center on Energy Dissipation to Defect Evolution (EDDE) at ORNL and works under the supervision of Dr. Yanwen Zhang and professor William J. Weber.