Matt Kramer

Matthew Kramer


Director III
Ames Laboratory
Materials Science and Engineering


125 Metals Dev
2415 Pammel Dr.
Ames, IA 500111015



  • Ph.D. Geology, Iowa State University, 1988
  • M.S. Geology, University of Rochester, 1983
  • B.S. Geomechanics, University of Rochester, 1979

Interest Areas

  • Advanced characterization methods


1              D. Sauceda, P. Singh, G. Ouyang, O. Palasyuk, M. J. Kramer, and R. Arroyave, High throughput exploration of the oxidation landscape in high entropy alloys, Materials Horizons 9 (10), 2644 (2022).

2              E. A. Rinko, X. Zhang, W. Tang, L. H. Lewis, M. J. Kramer, and I. E. Anderson, Effects of tensile loading during annealing of alnico melt spun ribbons, Aip Advances 12 (3) (2022).

3              A. A. Murthy, P. M. Das, S. M. Ribet, C. Kopas, J. Y. Lee, M. J. Reagor, L. Zhou, M. J. Kramer, M. C. Hersam, M. Checchin, A. Grassellino, R. dos Reis, V. P. Dravid, and A. Romanenko, Developing a Chemical and Structural Understanding of the Surface Oxide in a Niobium Superconducting Qubit, Acs Nano 10.1021/acsnano.2c07913 (2022).

4              K. Gandha, R. P. Chaudhary, M. J. Kramer, R. T. Ott, D. Paudyal, and I. C. Nlebedim, Microstructural evolutions, phase transformations and hard magnetic properties in polycrystalline Ce-Co-Fe-Cu alloys, Materials Chemistry and Physics 286 (2022).

5              L. D. Bobbio, B. Bocklund, E. Simsek, R. T. Ott, M. J. Kramer, Z. K. Liu, and A. M. Beese, Design of an additively manufactured functionally graded material of 316 stainless steel and Ti-6Al-4V with Ni-20Cr, Cr, and V intermediate compositions, Additive Manufacturing 51 (2022).

6              D. Beniwal, P. Singh, S. Gupta, M. J. Kramer, D. D. Johnson, and P. K. Ray, Distilling physical origins of hardness in multi-principal element alloys directly from ensemble neural network models, Npj Computational Materials 8 (1) (2022).

7              W. Tang, G. Y. Ouyang, B. Z. Cui, J. Wang, K. W. Dennis, M. J. Kramer, I. E. Anderson, and J. Cui, Magnetic and mechanical properties of grain-refined Dy-free Nd-Fe-B sintered magnets, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 521 (2021).

8              L. Tang, Z. J. Yang, T. Q. Wen, K. M. Ho, M. J. Kramer, and C. Z. Wang, Short- and medium-range orders in Al90Tb10 glass and their relation to the structures of competing crystalline phases, Acta Materialia 204 (2021).

9              J. T. Sypek, S. Vijayan, I. Bakst, S. Y. Xiao, M. J. Kramer, P. C. Canfield, M. Aindow, C. R. Weinberger, and S. W. Lee, Uniaxial compression of [001]-oriented CaFe2As2 single crystals:the effects of microstructure and temperature on superelasticity Part I: Experimental observations, Acta Materialia 203 (2021).

10           O. Palasyuk, M. Onyszczak, T. H. Kim, L. Zhou, M. J. Kramer, S. L. Bud’ko, P. C. Canfield, and A. Palasyuk, Structural and magnetic properties of hard magnetic system Ce(Co1-xFex)(4.4)Cu-0.6 (0 <= x <= 0.19), Journal of Alloys and Compounds 883 (2021).

11           G. Y. Ouyang, C. R. Macziewski, B. Jensen, T. Ma, R. Choudhary, K. Dennis, L. Zhou, D. Paudyal, I. Anderson, M. J. Kramer, and J. Cui, Effects of Solidification Cooling Rates on Microstructures and Physical Properties of Fe-6.5%Si Alloys, Acta Materialia 205 (2021).

12           F. Q. Meng, Y. Sun, F. Zhang, B. Da, C. Z. Wang, M. J. Kramer, K. M. Ho, and D. B. Sun, Unveiling the mechanism of phase and morphology selections during the devitrification of Al-Sm amorphous ribbon, Physical Review Materials 5 (4) (2021).

13           X. B. Liu, M. S. Kesler, M. F. Besser, M. J. Kramer, M. A. McGuire, and I. C. Nlebedim, Effect of Processing Hydrogen Pressure on Magnetic Properties of HDDR Nd-Fe-B Magnet, Ieee Transactions on Magnetics 57 (2) (2021).

14           B. T. Lejeune, R. Barua, E. Simsek, R. W. McCallum, R. T. Ott, M. J. Kramer, and L. H. Lewis, Towards additive manufacturing of magnetocaloric working materials, Materialia 16 (2021).

15           B. T. Lejeune, R. Barua, Y. Mudryk, M. J. Kramer, R. W. McCallum, V. Pecharsky, and L. H. Lewis, Borderline first-order magnetic phase transition in AlFe2B2, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 886 (2021).

16           Vivek Thampy, Anthony Y Fong, Nicholas P Calta, Jenny Wang, Aiden A Martin, Philip J Depond, Andrew M Kiss, Gabe Guss, Qingfeng Xing, and Ryan T Ott, Subsurface Cooling Rates and Microstructural Response during Laser Based Metal Additive Manufacturing, Scientific Reports 10 (1), 1 (2020).

17           Wei Tang, Gaoyuan Ouyang, Baozhi Cui, Jing Wang, Kevin W Dennis, Matthew J Kramer, Iver E Anderson, and Jun Cui, Magnetic and mechanical properties of grain-refined Dy-free Nd-Fe-B sintered magnets, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 521, 167533 (2020).

18           L Tang, ZJ Yang, TQ Wen, KM Ho, MJ Kramer, and CZ Wang, Development of interatomic potential for Al–Tb alloys using a deep neural network learning method, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 22 (33), 18467 (2020).

19           Prashant Singh, Andrey V Smirnov, Pratik K Ray, Matthew J Kramer, Sezer Picak, Yuriy I Chumlyakov, Raymundo Arroyave, KG Pradeep, Ibrahim Karaman, and Duane Johnson, Prediction of Stability, Short-range Order, and Phase Selection in Multi-Principal-Element-Alloys, Bulletin of the American Physical Society 65 (2020).

20           Prashant Singh, Shalabh Gupta, Srinivasa Thimmaiah, Bryce Thoeny, Pratik K Ray, Andrei V Smirnov, Duane D Johnson, and Matthew J Kramer, Vacancy-mediated complex phase selection in high entropy alloys, Acta Materialia 194, 540 (2020).

21           Abhishek Sarkar, MA Somashekara, M Parans Paranthaman, Matthew Kramer, Christopher Haase, and Ikenna C Nlebedim, Functionalizing magnet additive manufacturing with in-situ magnetic field source, Additive Manufacturing, 101289 (2020).

22           Gaoyuan Ouyang, Brandt Jensen, Wei Tang, Jordan Schlagel, Benjamin Hilliard, Chaochao Pan, Baozhi Cui, Kevin Dennis, David Jiles, and Todd Monson, Near net shape fabrication of anisotropic Fe-6.5% Si soft magnetic materials, Acta Materialia 201, 209 (2020).

23           FQ Meng, SH Zhou, Ryan T Ott, Matthew J Kramer, and Ralph E Napolitano, Competitive devitrification and metastable phase selection in amorphous Al–Sm, Materialia 9, 100595 (2020).

24           Fanqiang Meng, Wenjie Wang, and Matthew J Kramer, Monitoring eutectoid decomposition process of metastable phases in Al-Sm alloy via in-situ X-ray scattering and ex-situ transmission electron microscopy, Materials Characterization, 110665 (2020).

25           XB Liu, MS Kesler, MF Besser, MJ Kramer, MA McGuire, and IC Nlebedim, Effect of processing hydrogen pressure on magnetic properties of HDDR Nd-Fe-B magnet, Ieee Transactions on Magnetics (2020).

26           Tej Nath Lamichhane, Olena Palasyuk, Vladimir P Antropov, Ivan A Zhuravlev, Kirill D Belashchenko, Ikenna C Nlebedim, Kevin W Dennis, Anton Jesche, Matthew J Kramer, and Sergey L Bud’ko, Reinvestigation of the intrinsic magnetic properties of (Fe1-xCox) 2B alloys and crystallization behavior of ribbons, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 513, 167214 (2020).

27           Matthew J Kramer and Mo Li, Changes in short-and medium-range order in metallic liquids during undercooling, MRS Bulletin 45 (11), 943 (2020).

28           Tae-Hoon Kim, Haijun Zhao, Ben Xu, Brandt A Jensen, Alexander H King, Matthew J Kramer, Cewen Nan, Liqin Ke, and Lin Zhou, Mechanisms of skyrmion and skyrmion crystal formation from the conical phase, Nano Letters 20 (7), 4731 (2020).

29           Insung Han, Joseph T McKeown, Ling Tang, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Hadi Parsamehr, Zhucong Xi, Ying-Rui Lu, Matthew J Kramer, and Ashwin J Shahani, Dynamic Observation of Dendritic Quasicrystal Growth upon Laser-Induced Solid-State Transformation, Physical Review Letters 125 (19), 195503 (2020).