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Steven P. Mates (Fed)

Mechanical Engineer

Dr. Mates is a staff member in the Mechanical Performance Group at NIST, within the Materials Science and Engineering Division of the Material Measurement Laboratory. He joined NIST in 1999 to work on liquid metal atomization and thermal spray coatings. He transitioned to dynamic mechanical testing in 2004 and currently leads the Dynamic Plasticity: Non-Equilibrium Mechanics project focusing on dynamic mechanical testing of metals with high heating rates.



2014 SEM Dynamic Technical Division Best Paper Award

2009 DOC Bronze Medal Award

Selected Publications

Vacuum-Assisted Gas Atomization of Liquid Metal

Steven Mates, Stephen D. Ridder, Frank S. Biancaniello, Tony Zahrah
Vacuum-assisted gas atomization of liquid metal is explored. The investigation is motivated by observations of liquid metal atomization which indicate that


Created October 9, 2019, Updated January 19, 2023