Lyle E. Levine
1997 – present: Staff Position, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, NIST
- Project Leader, Additive Manufacturing of Metals (2013 - present)
- Project Leader, Fundamentals of Deformation (1997 - 2015)
- Program Leader, Forming of Lightweight Materials (2001 - 2007)
- Project Leader, Ballistic Performance of Frangible Bullets and Protective Gear (2004 - 2007)
1995 – 1997: Research Associate at Washington State University, working as NIST Guest Scientist
- Fundamentals of deformation
- USAXS from dislocation structures
1993 – 1995: Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis
- Quasicrystals (transmission electron microscopy)
1991 – 1993: Postdoctoral Position, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
- Developed in situ ultra-high vacuum, scanning tunneling microscopy of electromigration processes
Ph.D. Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, 1990
M.A. Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, 19887
B.S. Physics, California Institute of Technology, 1983
Current Research Interests:
- Additive Manufacturing of Metals: Elucidating the connection between processing, microstructure and behavior using a combination of best-in-the-world synchrotron X-ray measurements, neutron residual stress measurements, comprehensive lab-based measurements, FEA, multicomponent computational thermodynamic and microstructural evolution simulations, electrochemical studies, and mechanical testing.
- Origins of the mechanical properties of bulk and nanoscale metals
Dislocation structure evolution (statistical physics theory), stresses in dislocation structures (X-ray microbeam experiments, theory, modeling), slip band evolution (in situ atomic force microscopy), nanoindentation multiscale modeling (finite element and classical atomistic), nanowire deformation (classical atomistic and quantum simulations).
- Synchrotron X-ray scattering and diffraction:
Ultra-small-angle X-ray scattering (USAXS) from dislocation structures (experiment and theory), co-developer of USAXS imaging which is available for general users at the Advanced Photon Source, spatially resolved full stress measurements using depth resolved sub-micrometer X-ray beams.
- Founded the Additive Manufacturing Benchmark Test Series (AM-Bench) (2016), Steering Committee Chair, co-Chair of 1st Organizing Committee
- Founded the Dislocations Conference Series (2000), permanent member of international organizing committee.
- Plasticity Conference Symposia (2003, 2005)
- MRS Symposia (2001, 2003, 2004, 2006)
- TMS Symposia (2007)
- APS Focus Sessions (1997, 1998)
- Workshops and Short Courses (2 in 1998, 2 in 2006)
- Papers: 138
- Invited talks: 112
- Books edited: 3
- Review chapters: 2
- Road maps: 2
Commerce Department Silver Medal (2016) - "For establishing innovative new instrumentation and software to measure microstructure and dynamics in materials over many length scales and under real-world conditions. Their achievement, illustrated through key application studies, provides a new window into materials’ behavior that fosters their deployment into energy, building, and other technologies. The tools, incorporated into a facility that leverages the powerful X-rays at Argonne National Laboratory, are now a sought after resource for industrial, government, and academic scientists nationwide."
NIST Allen V. Astin Measurement Science Award (2004)
For advancements in the measurement of dynamic material properties, leading to the first ever stress-strain measurements at high strain-rate and heating-rate