Dayne E. Fratanduono


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    Staff Scientist
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    (925) 422-1235
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Dayne Fratanduono is a high-energy-density experimental physicists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.   His research interests include material science at extreme conditions, warm dense matter, and Earth & Planetary Science.  He has conducted HED experiments across multiple HED facilities, and advanced light sources.  During his time at LLNL, Dayne Fratanduono also served on assignment to the National Nuclear Security Administration as a scientific advisor to the Office of Experimental Sciences. He provided technical guidance to governmental stakeholders and policymakers regarding HED physics and the impact to the national stockpile.   Currently, Dayne is the programmatic lead for the JASPER program and the group leader of the Dynamic Compression of Materials Group, within the High Energy Density Section of the Physics Division.

Certificate in National Security Affairs, The Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University, 2021

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, 2010

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, 2008

B.S., Mechanical Engineering and Physics, Clarkson University, 2006

R. G. Kraus, R. J. Hemley, S. J. Ali, J. L. Belof, L. X. Benedict, J. Bernier, D. Braun, R. E. Cohen, G. W. Collins, F. Coppari, M. P. Desjarlais, D. Fratanduono, S. Hamel, A. Krygier, A. Lazicki, J. Mcnaney, M. Millot, P. C. Myint, M. G. Newman, J. R. Rygg, D. M. Sterbentz, S. T. Stewart, L. Stixrude, D. C. Swift, C. Wehrenberg, and J. H. Eggert, “Measuring the melting curve of iron at super-earth core conditions,” Science, vol. 375, no. 6577, pp. 202–205, 2022.

D. E. Fratanduono, M. Millot, D. G. Braun, S. J. Ali, A. Fernandez-Pañella, C. T. Seagle, J.-P. Davis, J. L. Brown, Y. Akahama, R. G. Kraus, M. C. Marshall, R. F. Smith, E. F. O’Bannon, J. M. McNaney, and J. H. Eggert, “Establishing gold and platinum standards to 1 terapascal using shockless compression,” Science, vol. 372, no. 6546, pp. 1063–1068, 2021.

A. Lazicki, D. McGonegle, J. Rygg, D. Braun, D. Swift, M. Gorman, R. Smith, P. Heighway, A. Higginbotham, M. J. Suggit, et al., “Metastability of diamond ramp-compressed to 2 terapascals,” Nature, vol. 589, no. 7843, pp. 532–535, 2021.

M. Millot, S. Hamel, J. R. Rygg, P. M. Celliers, G. W. Collins, F. Coppari, D. E. Fratanduono, R. Jeanloz, D. C. Swift, and J. H. Eggert, “Experimental evidence for superionic water ice using shock compression,” Nature Physics, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 297–302, 2018.