Ellen Cerreta
Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Early Career Panelist
Ellen K. Cerreta is the Group Leader for the Materials in Radiation and Dynamic Extremes Group (MST-8) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). She received her B.S in aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia and her M.S. and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. After graduation, Cerreta accepted a postdoctoral position within the materials science division of LANL, and was converted to staff in 2003. Since that time, her research has been focused on the study of the mechanical behavior of materials and microstructural characterization with a focus on the relationship between microstructure and dynamic materials properties. At LANL, Cerreta has led a number of projects to investigate dynamic materials performance and utilizes this information to advance predictive capabilities for strength and damage in extreme environments. Cerreta is also an active member of TMS and ASM International. She serves and has served on their Board of Directors and Board of Trustees, respectively. She has volunteered for almost 15 years as a reviewer for Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A and since 2012 as a Key Reader for the journal. Cerreta was named a 2004 TMS Structural Materials Division (SMD) Young Leaders Professional Development Awardee, a 2007 TMS Young Leaders International Scholar to JIM (Japan Institute of Metals and Materials), and a 2013 Brimacombe Medalist. She was chair of the TMS Mechanical Behavior Committee, chair of ASM’s AM&P Editorial Board, and served on the TMS Board of Directors from 2009 to 2012 as the Membership Director. Cerreta will begin a three-year term as the SMD chair at the TMS 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in February 2016.