• Title
    WPD HE & Chemical Science Lead
  • Email
  • Phone
    (925) 422-7796
  • Organization
    Not Available

Research Interests

  • Chemical processes at extreme pressures and temperatures
  • Computational chemistry
  • High pressure chemistry
  • Shock waves
  • Theory of energetic materials

Personal History

  • Senior Scientist, Materials Science Division, 2016-present
  • Group Leader, Chemistry Under Extreme Conditions, 2008-2016
  • Scientific Capability Leader, Chemistry At Extreme Conditions, LLNL, 2003-2008
  • Group Leader, Energetic Materials Theory and Modeling, LLNL, 1999-2003
  • Chemist, Energetic Materials Section, LLNL, 1994-1999
  • Postdoctoral Research Staff Member, LLNL, 1992-1994
  • NSF Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Rochester, 1988-1992

LLNL Programmatic Leadership

  • Lead for High Explosive Experiments and Modeling in the Capabilities for Nuclear Intelligence program, 2012-present
  • Lead for High Explosive Experiments in the Campaign 2 program, 2006-present 
  • Lead for High Explosive Modeling in the Advanced Scientific Computing program, 2003-present

Scientific Achievements

  • Internationally recognized leader in high explosive science and high pressure chemistry
  • 155 peer-reviewed publications
  • 4100 citations
  • 38 invited presentations
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Member of the American Chemical Society

Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Physical Society

Ph.D., Chemistry, Cornell University, 1988

B.A., Biochemistry, Brown University, 1983

  1. "Using Force Matching to Determine Reactive Force Fields for Water Under Extreme Thermodynamic Conditions," L. Kozio, L. E. Fried, N. Goldman, J. Chem. Theory and Computation, 13, 135-146 (2017)
  2. "Determination of Enthalpies of Formation of Energetic Molecules With Composite Quantum Chemical Methods," Chemical Physics Letters, 648, (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2016.01.071
  3. "Using Force-Matched Potentials to Improve the Accuracy of Density Functional Tight Binding for Reactive Conditions," N. Goldman, L. E. Fried, L. Koziol, J. Chem. Theory and Computation, 4350-4535 (2015)
  4. "Direct Numerical Simulation of Shear Localization and Decomposition Reactions in Shock-Loaded HMX Crystal," A. Ryan, N. Barton, J. E. Reaugh, L. E. Fried, J. Appl. Phys., 117, 185902 (2015).
  5. R. A. Austin, N. R. Barbon, J. E. Reaugh, L. E. Fried, "Direct Numerical Simulation of Shear Localization and Decomposition Reactions in Shock-Loaded HMX Crystal", J. App. Phys., 117, 185902(2015)
  6. M. R. Manaa, I-F. W. Kuo, and L. E. Fried, "First-principles high-pressure unreacted equation of state and heat of formation of crystal 2,6-diamino-3, 5-dinitropyrazine-1-oxide (LLM-105)", J. Chem. Phys., 141, 064702 (2014).
  7. M. R. Manaa and L. E. Fried, "The Reactivity of Energetic Materials Under High Pressure and Temperature", in Advances in Quantum Chemistry, 69, 221-242, J. R. Sabin, Ed., Elsevier Press (2014).
  8. E. J. Reed, A. W. Rodriguez, M. R. Manaa, L. E. Fried, C. M. Tarver, "Ultrafast detonation of hydrozoic acid (HN3)", Phys. Rev. Lett., 109, 038301(2012).
  9. N. Goldman and L. E. Fried, "Extending the Density Functional Tight Binding Method to Carbon Under Extreme Conditions," Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, 3, Special Issue, 2198-2204, 2012.
  10. N. Goldman, E. J. Reed, L. E. Fried, I. F. W. Kuo, A. Maiti, "Synthesis of glycine-containing complexes in impacts of comets on early Earth", Nature Chemistry, 2, 949-954 (2010).
  11. C. J. Wu, L. E. Fried, L. H. Yang, N. Goldman, S. Bastea "Catalytic behavior of hot dense water", Nature Chemistry, 1, 57-62(2009).
  12. M. R. Manaa, E. J. Reed, L. E. Fried, N. Goldman, "Nitrogen-rich heterocycles as reactivity retardants in shocked insensitive explosives", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131, 5483-5487 (2009).
  • LLNL Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, 2019
  • NNSA Weapons Excellence Award, 2014, for excellence in experimentation and modeling of insensitive high explosives for Global Security applications
  • NNSA Weapons Excellence Award, 2012, for velocimetry pin shot
  • NNSA Weapons Excellence Award, 2012, for cutting-edge uncertainty quantification
  • NNSA Weapons Excellence Award, 2011, for scaled hydrodynamic experiments
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, November, 2009
  • Plenary Speaker, DOE Basic Research Needs on Materials Under Extreme Conditions, 2007
  • Plenary Speaker, American Physical Society Symposium on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, 2005
  • Chair, Gordon Conference on Energetic Materials, 2004
  • DOE Weapons Excellence Award, 2001, for development of the Cheetah thermochemical code
  • National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, 1989-1991
  • American Chemical Society Proctor and Gamble Award in Physical Chemistry, 1988
  • Wentink Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 1988
  • Mathematical Sciences Institute Fellow, Cornell University, 1987-1988