• Department Head, Nuclear Engineering
  • Sallie and Don Davis '61 Professor
  • Division Director, Nuclear Engineering Division of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
  • Phone: 979-862-2636
  • FAX: 979-845-4161
  • Email: nuen-dh@tamu.edu
  • Office: AIEN M210F
Michael Nastasi

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Cornell University, Materials Science and Engineering - 1986
  • M.S., Cornell University, Materials Science and Engineering - 1983
  • B.S., Cornell University, Materials Science and Engineering - 1981

Research Interests

    • Materials for extreme nuclear environments
    • Irradiation induced phase transformations
    • Ion irradiation and plasma modification of materials
    • Synthesis and properties of high strength nanolayered composites

Certifications & Memberships

  • Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2012
  • Fellow of Materials Research Society, 2011
  • Fellow of American Physical Society, 2006
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow, 2000

Awards & Honors

  • Department of Energy Energy Frontier Research Center Award, 2009
  • R&D 100 Award for Plasma Source Ion Implantation for Enhancing Materials Surfaces, 1997
  • Ranked fourth on the “Top 50 Most Published Authors at LANL”, 1996 - 2005
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows Prize for extensive research in ion-solid interactions, 1995
  • The Department of the Navy Alan Berman Research Publication Award, 1990

Selected Publications

  • Mechanical Response of He-Implanted Amorphous SiOC/Crystalline Fe Nanolaminates, A Zare, Q Su, J Gigax, TA Harriman, M Nastasi, L Shao, DA Lucca, Scientific Reports 9 (2019) 4759
  • Resistance to Helium Bubble Formation in Amorphous SiOC/Crystalline Fe Nanocomposite, Qing Su, Tianyao Wang, Jonathan Gigax, Lin Shao, Michael Nastasi, Materials, 12 (2019) 93
  • Rapid and damage-free outgassing of implanted helium from amorphous silicon oxycarbide, Qing Su, Hepeng Ding, Lloyd Price, Lin Shao, Jonathan A Hinks, Graeme Greaves, Stephen E Donnelly, Michael J Demkowicz, Michael Nastasi, Scientific Reports, 8 (2018) 5009.
  • Radiation damage in nanostructured materials, Xinghang Zhang, Khalid Hattar, Youxing Chen, Lin Shao, Jin Li, Cheng Sun, Kaiyuan Yu, Nan Li, Mitra L Taheri, Haiyan Wang, Jian Wang, Michael Nastasi, Progress in Materials Science, 96 (2018) 217.
  • Electrical and structural characterization of neutron irradiated amorphous boron carbide/silicon pn heterojunctions, Michael Nastasi, George Peterson, Qing Su, Yongqiang Wang, N.J. Ianno, Nicole Benker, Elena Echeverría, Andrew J. Yost, J.A. Kelber, Bin Dong, Peter A. Dowben, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B: Beam Interact. Mater. At., 432 (2018) 48.