Prof. Michael Nastasi

Prof. Nastasi, a recognized leading expert in radiation effects, was the former director of the EFRC at LANL for Materials at Irradiation and Mechanical Extremes, focusing on sinks for irradiation-created defects, particularly interfaces in nanostructured materials. His research interests include ion–solid interactions, irradiation-induced phase transformations, ion irradiation and plasma modification of materials, ion beam analysis of materials, synthesis and properties of high-strength nanolayered composites, and surface mechanical properties.