Dayne Fratanduono received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Physics from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY in 2006, his M.S. and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY in 2008 and 2010, respectively. His doctoral work examined the index of refraction of lithium Fluoride at pressures in excess of 100 GPa. He joined the Shock Physics group at LLNL as a postdoc in January 2011, where his research includes thermal diffusivity under shock compression and equation of state measurements. Research interests include optical properties of transparent crystals, EOS studies using isentropic compression, heat transfer properties under dynamic compression, phase transitions in shock and ramp compression.