Dr. Jeffrey W. Bullard is a materials research engineer in the Inorganic Materials Group (IMG) of the Materials and Structural Systems Division (MSSD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Bullard joined the IMG in April 2002. He is working on the application of thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and digital-image modeling methods to simulate microstructure development during hydration or degradation of cement pastes and concrete. Dr. Bullard is a principal researcher for the Virtual Cement and Concrete Laboratory (VCCTL) Consortium, which was established in 2001 to provide a collaborative research partnership, between NIST and industrial members, for developing and validating computer modeling software for rapid design and optimization of cement and concrete materials. He was a co-recipient of a 2009 Silver Medal Award from the Department of Commerce for hydration modeling research related to VCCTL. He received the Engineering Laboratory's Communication Award in 2008 and 2010 for technical publications that clarified the mechanism of cement hydration. He is a recipient of the 2011 Stephen Brunauer Award for best paper on cement published by the American Ceramic Society.
For two years prior to his arrival at NIST, Dr. Bullard was a research specialist at the 3M Optoelectronic Packing Systems Technical Center. From 1995 to 1999, he was on the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he worked on microstructure development of bulk and thin film ceramics. Dr. Bullard was an NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate at NIST from 1993 to 1995.
Materials Research Engineer
Materials and Structural Systems Division
Inorganic Materials Group
University of California, Berkeley, California, Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, 1993
University of California, Berkeley, California, M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, 1990
University of Missouri, Rolla, Missouri, B.S., Ceramic Engineering, 1988