Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Ryan Crum

Postdoctoral Appointment
Physics Division


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles
2016
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles
2013
B.S. Physics
Davidson College
2011

Research Interests

Dr. Crum’s research focuses on the kinematics of materials subjected to extreme environments via high strain rate, wave propagation, and dynamic failure experiments. His experimental techniques include laser- and gas-gun‒driven stress generation, x-ray imaging/scattering, interferometry, and scanning and transmission electron microscopy methodologies. His research has focused on materials such as metals (single and polycrystalline), nano-materials and structures, polymers, ferroelectric materials, ferromagnetic materials, and granular media.