• Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
  • M. Katherine Banks Chair
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
Enrique Lavernia

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Materials Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 1986
  • M.S., Materials Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 1984
  • B.S. (Honors), Solid Mechanics, Brown University - 1982

Research Interests

    • Synthesis and behavior of nanostructured and multi-scale materials with particular emphasis on processing fundamentals and physical behavior. 

Awards & Honors

  • TMS Bruce Chalmers Award - 2024
  • R&D 100 Award (with SNL), Iron Nitride Soft Magnetics - 2022
  • Metal Powder Industries Federation, Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award - 2021
  • ASM International, Albert Sauveur Achievement Award - 2021
  • Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award - 2020
  • Distinguished Engineering Educator Award, National Engineers’ Council - 2018
  • Member, National Academy of Inventors - 2017
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award - 2016
  • TMS leadership Award, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society - 2016
  • Hispanic Hall of Fame, HEENAC Great Minds in STEM - 2015
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering - 2013

Selected Publications

  • Cheng Zhang, Chaoyi Zhu, Penghui Cao, Xin Wang, Fan Ye, Kevin Kaufmann, Lee Casalena, Benjamin E. MacDonald, Xioaqing Pan, Kenneth Vecchio, and Enrique J. Lavernia, “Aged Metastable High-entropy Alloys with Heterogenous Lamella Structure for Superior Strength-Ductility Synergy,” Acta Materialia, 2020.
  • Yuntian Zhu, Kei Ameyama, Peter M. Anderson, Irene J. Beyerlein, Huajian Gao, Hyoung Seop Kim, Enrique Lavernia, Suveen Mathaudhu, Hael Mughrabi, Robert O. Ritchie, Nobuhiro Tsuji, Xiangyi Zhang, Xiaolei Wu, “Heterostructured materials: Superior properties from hetero-interaction,” Materials Research Letters, Vol 9:1, pp. 1-31, 2020.
  • Benjamin E. MacDonald, Zhiqiang Fu, Xin Wang, Zhiming Li, Weiping Chen, Yizhang Zhou, Dierk Raabe, Julie Schoenung, Horst Hahn, Enrique J. Lavernia, “Influence of phase decomposition on mechanical behavior of an equiatomic CoCuFeMnNi high entropy alloy,” Acta Materialia, Vol. 181, pp. 25-35, 2019.
  • 4. Zhiqiang Fu, Andrew Hoffman, Benjamin E. MacDonald, Zhenfei Jiang, Weiping Chen, Maalavan Arivu, Haiming Wen, Enrique J. Lavernia, “Atom probe tomography study of an Fe25Ni25Co25Ti15Al10 high-entropy alloy fabricated by powder metallurgy,” Acta Materialia, Vol. 179, pp.372-382, 2019.
  • 5. Zhiqiang Fu, Lin Jiang, Jenna L. Wardini, Benjamin E. MacDonald, Haiming Wen, Wei Xiong, Dalong Zhang, Yizhang Zhou, Timothy J. Rupert, Weiping Chen, Enrique J. Lavernia, “A high-entropy alloy with hierarchical nanoprecipitates and ultrahigh strength,” Science Advances, October 2018.
  • 6. Sakshi Bajpai, Benjamin MacDonald, Timothy Rupert, Horst Hahn, Enrique Lavernia, Diran Apelian, “Recent Progress in the CoCrNi Alloy System,” Materialia, Vol. 24, 101476, 2022.
  • 7. James Haley, Julie Schoenung, Enrique Lavernia, “Observations of particle-melt pool impact events in directed energy deposition,” Additive Manufacturing, Vol. 22, pp. 368-374, 2018.
  • 8. Zhiqiang Fu, Weiping Chen, Haiming Wen, Dalong Zhang, Zhen Chen, Baolong Zheng, Yizhang Zhou, Enrique J. Lavernia, “Microstructure and strengthening mechanisms in an FCC structured single-phase nanocrystalline Co25Ni25Fe25Al7.5Cu17.5 high-entropy alloy,” Acta Materialia, Vol.107, pp. 59-71, February 2019.