Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Laurence Fried

Group Leader,
Reaction Dynamics

Materials Science Division

 +1 925-422-7796

Ph.D. Chemistry
Cornell University

General Research Interests

Computational chemistry, high pressure chemistry, energetic materials, shock waves

Professional Membership

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Physical Society

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2010
  • Plenary Speaker, DOE Basic Research Needs on Materials Under Extreme Conditions, 2007
  • Plenary Speaker, APS meeting on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, 2005
  • Chair, Gordon Conference on Energetic Materials, 2004
  • DOE Defense Programs Award of Excellence, for development of the Cheetah thermochemical code, 2001
  • National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, 1989-1991
  • American Chemical Society Proctor and Gamble Award in Physical Chemistry, 1988

Selected Recent Publications

"Using Force Matching to Determine Reactive Force Fields for Water Under Extreme Thermodynamic Conditions," L. Kozio, L. E. Fried, N. Goldman, J. Chem. Theory and Computation, 13, 135-146 (2017)

"Determination of Enthalpies of Formation of Energetic Molecules With Composite Quantum Chemical Methods," Chemical Physics Letters, 648, (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2016.01.071

"Using Force-Matched Potentials to Improve the Accuracy of Density Functional Tight Binding for Reactive Conditions," N. Goldman, L. E. Fried, L. Koziol, J. Chem. Theory and Computation, 4350-4535 (2015)

"Direct Numerical Simulation of Shear Localization and Decomposition Reactions in Shock-Loaded HMX Crystal," A. Ryan, N. Barton, J. E. Reaugh, L. E. Fried, J. Appl. Phys., 117, 185902 (2015).

R. A. Austin, N. R. Barbon, J. E. Reaugh, L. E. Fried, "Direct Numerical Simulation of Shear Localization and Decomposition Reactions in Shock-Loaded HMX Crystal", J. App. Phys., 117, 185902(2015)

M. R. Manaa, I-F. W. Kuo, and L. E. Fried, "First-principles high-pressure unreacted equation of state and heat of formation of crystal 2,6-diamino-3, 5-dinitropyrazine-1-oxide (LLM-105)", J. Chem. Phys., 141, 064702 (2014).

M. R. Manaa and L. E. Fried, "The Reactivity of Energetic Materials Under High Pressure and Temperature", in Advances in Quantum Chemistry, 69, 221-242, J. R. Sabin, Ed., Elsevier Press (2014).

E. J. Reed, A. W. Rodriguez, M. R. Manaa, L. E. Fried, C. M. Tarver, "Ultrafast detonation of hydrozoic acid (HN3)", Phys. Rev. Lett., 109, 038301(2012).

N. Goldman and L. E. Fried, "Extending the Density Functional Tight Binding Method to Carbon Under Extreme Conditions," Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, 3, Special Issue, 2198-2204, 2012.

N. Goldman, E. J. Reed, L. E. Fried, I. F. W. Kuo, A. Maiti, "Synthesis of glycine-containing complexes in impacts of comets on early Earth", Nature Chemistry, 2, 949-954 (2010).

C. J. Wu, L. E. Fried, L. H. Yang, N. Goldman, S. Bastea "Catalytic behavior of hot dense water", Nature Chemistry, 1, 57-62(2009).

M. R. Manaa, E. J. Reed, L. E. Fried, N. Goldman, "Nitrogen-rich heterocycles as reactivity retardants in shocked insensitive explosives", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131, 5483-5487 (2009).

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