At LLNL, Division Leader for the Condensed Matter and Materials Division. Started a research program on grain boundary engineering where techniques were developed to give ordinary materials extraordinary properties. Earlier, launched a research project in the area of adhesion and bonding at interfaces in materials. Managed development of an ultrahigh vacuum diffusion-bonding machine. As the first of its kind in the U.S., it was to be used to make the bicrystals needed to experimentally investigate the relation of interface structure to material properties.
Adhesion and bonding at interfaces in materials and grain boundary engineering.
Most Cited Publications
King, W. E., G. H. Campbell, A. Frank, B. Reed, J. F. Schmerge, B. J. Siwick, B. C. Stuart, and P. M. Weber, “Ultrafast Electron Microscopy in Materials Science, Biology, and Chemistry,”
Kumar, M., W. E. King, and A. J. Schwartz, “Modifications to the Microstructural
Topology in f.c.c. Materials through Thermomechanical Processing,”
Shu, J. Y., W. E. King, and N. A. Fleck, “Finite Elements for Materials
with Strain Gradient Effects,”
Doherty, R. D., D. A. Hughes, F. J. Humphreys, J. J. Jonas, D. J. Jensen,
M. E. Kassner, W. E. King, T. R. McNelley, H. J. McQueen, and A. D. Rollett, “Current
Issues in Recrystallization: a Review,”
Campbell, G. H., S. M. Foiles, P. Gumbsch, M. Ruhle, and W. E. King, “Atomic-Structure of the (310) Twin in Niobium - Experimental-Determination and Comparison with Theoretical Predictions,”