Mechanical Behavior and Radiation Effects
Materials Sciences and Engineering Division
Office of Basic Energy Sciences
SC-22.2/Germantown Building, Rm F-411
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585-1290
Phone: (301) 903-5976
Fax: (301) 903-9513
Dr. Vetrano joined BES in 2006 after spending 15 years at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Prior to that, Dr. Vetrano spent 15 months as a post-doctoral research scientist at the Max Planck Institut for Metallforschung in Stuttgart, Germany.
In his current role at BES, Dr. Vetrano is the Program Manager for the Mechanical Behavior and Radiation Effects Program, serves as a liaison between BES and the technology programs at DOE (including Electrical Energy Storage, Hydrogen, and Nuclear Energy), and helps to manage the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), an Energy Innovation Hub. As a senior research scientist at PNNL, Dr. Vetrano worked in both fundamental and applied research. His research interests focus on linking microstructure to mechanical or physical behavior, with a concentration on interfacial processes utilizing high-resolution analytical transmission electron microscopy in conjunction with mechanical testing. His work encompassed behaviors such as superplasticity, stress corrosion cracking, recrystallization, solidification, and radiation damage. He has authored or co-authored over 50 publications on these topics.
Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1990
B.S., Physical Metallurgy, Washington State University, 1984