Anthony W. Thompson, Ph.D.
MS 62-203, 1 Cyclotron Rd.
Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, CA 94720
Dr. Thompson obtained his B.S. degree at Stanford University, spent a year
at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of Caltech before receiving a M.S. at the
University of Washington, and received his Ph.D. in 1970 at M.I.T. He was then
employed at Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, followed by four years at
the Science Center of Rockwell International, before joining the faculty of
Carnegie Mellon University in 1977. He served as Head of the Department of
Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science at Carnegie Mellon from 1987 to
1990. In 1994 he moved to the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and to a research
appointment in the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Thompson's interests encompass the relation of microstructure to a wide
variety of mechanical properties. Primary examples include investigation of many
materials for hydrogen compatibility; studies of fatigue properties and of
polycrystal work hardening; and fracture behavior of metal-matrix composites and
of titanium aluminide alloys. He is a member of TMS, Sigma Xi, ASM
International, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and
has been elected a Fellow of ASM International. He has served as Key Reader,
Associate Editor and Editor (1983-1988) of Metallurgical Transactions. He has
co-organized and co-chaired five international conferences on hydrogen
embrittlement, held at Seven Springs, PA in 1973 and at Jackson, WY in 1975,
1980, 1989, and 1994, and was co-chairman of the Gordon Conference on Physical
Metallurgy in 1992. He was a Visitor in Metallurgy at the University of
Cambridge, and Overseas Fellow in Churchill College, during 1982-83, was
Visiting Scientist at the the Riso National Laboratory in Roskilde, Denmark in
1987, and was a Visiting Faculty member at the Berkeley and Santa Barbara
campuses of the University of California in 1991-92. Dr. Thompson has authored
or co-authored over 280 technical publications and edited eight books.
Recent publications include:
A.W. Thompson and J.F. Knott,
"Micromechanisms of Brittle Fracture," Metall. Trans. A, 24A (1993) 523-534.
D.M. Dimiduk, A.W. Thompson and J.C. Williams, "The Compositional
Dependence of Antiphase Boundary Energies and the Mechanism of Anomalous Flow in
Ni3Al Alloys," Philosophical Magazine A, 67 (1993) 675-698.
Thompson, M.P. Mueller and I.M. Bernstein, "Stress Corrosion Cracking in
Equiaxed 7075 Aluminum Under Tension and Torsion Loading," Metall. Trans. A, 24A
C.P. You, A.W. Thompson and I.M. Bernstein, "Ductile
Fracture Processes in 7075 Aluminum," Metall. Mater. Trans. A, 26A (1995)
C.H. Ward, A.W. Thompson and J.C. Williams, "Elevated
Temperature Tensile Behavior of Ti-25 Al-10 Nb-3 V-1 Mo," Metall. Mater. Trans.
A, 26A (1995) 703-720.
K. Li, T.M. Pollock, A.W. Thompson and M. De
Graef, "A New Phase in Hydrogen-charged Ti-48 Al-2 Cr-2 Nb," Scripta Metall.
Mater., 32 (1995) 1009-1014.
MSD , LBNL
Dept of MSME , UC Berkeley
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