Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 1980
B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Thiel College, 1975
Dr. King is the Director, Accelerated Certification of Additively Manufactured Metals Initiative at LLNL. His team is leading the transition from conventional manufacturing methods to metal additive manufacturing. His previous experience includes Lead, Advanced Nuclear Energy Materials (2008-2012), Division Leader (2006-2008), Deputy Division Leader for S&T (2005-2005), Deputy Material Program Leader (2001-2004), Principal Investigator and Group Leader (1988-2001), and Metallurgist, Argonne National Laboratory (1981-1988).
Kamath, C., El-dasher, B., Gallegos, G., King, W., and Sisto, A., "Density of additively-manufactured, 316L SS parts using laser powder-bed fusion at powers up to 400 W," Int J Adv Manuf Technol, 1–14 DOI. 10.1007/s00170-014-5954-9 (2014).
King, W. E., Barth, H. D., Castillo, V. M., Gallegos, G. F., Gibbs, J. W., Hahn, D. E., Kamath, C., and Rubenchik, A. M., "Observation of keyhole-mode laser melting in laser powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing. Journal of Materials Processing Technology," DOI. 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2014.06.005 (in press)
McKeown, J. T., Hsiung, L. L., Ryu, H. J., Park, J. M., Turchi, P. E. A., and King, W. E., "Rapidly solidified U-6 wt%Nb powders for dispersion-type nuclear fuels," Journal of Nuclear Materials448, 72–79 DOI. 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2014.01.033 (2014).
King, W. E., G. H. Campbell, A. Frank, B. Reed, J. F. Schmerge, B. J. Siwick, B. C. Stuart, and P. M. Weber, “Ultrafast electron microscopy in materials science, biology, and chemistry,” Journal of Applied Physics97(11): 111101 (2005).
Schuh, C. A., M. Kumar, and W. E. King, “Analysis of grain boundary networks and their evolution during grain boundary engineering,” Acta Materialia51(3): 687–700 (2003).
Kumar, M., A. J. Schwartz, and W. E. King, “Microstructural evolution during grain boundary engineering of low to medium stacking fault energy fcc materials,” Acta Materialia50(10): 2599–2612 (2002).
Sun, S., B. L. Adams, and W. E. King, “Observations of lattice curvature near the interface of a deformed aluminium bicrystal,” Philosophical Magazine A-Physics of Condensed Matter Structure Defects and Mechanical Properties80(1): 9–25 (2000).
Shu, J. Y., W. E. King, and N. A. Fleck, “Finite elements for materials with strain gradient effects,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering44(3): 373–391 (1999).
Campbell, G. H., W. E. King, S. M. Foiles, and D. Cohen, “Determination of grain boundary atomic structure using quantitative high resolution electron microscopy,” Intergranular and Interphase Boundaries in Materials, Iib98 294-2: 293–296 (1999).
King, W. E., G. H. Campbell, D. L. Haupt, J. H. Kinney, R. A. Riddle, and W. L. Wien, “X-Ray Tomographic Microscopy Investigation of the Ductile Rupture of an Aluminum Foil Bonded between Sapphire Blocks,” Scripta Metallurgica Et Materialia33(12): 1941–1946 (1995).
Delarubia, T. D., R. S. Averback, R. Benedek, and W. E. King, “Role of Thermal Spikes in Energetic Displacement Cascades,” Physical Review Letters59(17): 1930–1933 (1987).
King, W. E., K. L. Merkle, and M. Meshii, “Determination of the Threshold-Energy Surface for Copper Using Insitu Electrical-Resistivity Measurements in the High-Voltage Electron-Microscope,” Physical Review B23(12): 6319–6334 (1981).
King, W. E. and R. Benedek, “Computer-Simulation Study of the Displacement Threshold-Energy Surface in Cu,” Physical Review B23(12): 6335–6339 (1981).
Founder and organizer of the Frontiers of Electron Microscopy in Materials Science (FEMMS) Conference series. The 11th FEMMS was held in September 2007.
Organizer of the Forum on High Energy Density Science and Ultrafast Science, sponsored by University of California, Office of the President, Pleasanton, CA (June, 2005).
Member and past chairperson for the Advisory Board for the Carnegie Mellon University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (1999–2001).
Editor, The Reactive Element Effect on High Temperature Oxidation—After Fifty Years, Aedermannsdorf, Switzerland, Trans Tech Publications (1989).
Co-editor, Proceedings of the Norman L. Peterson Memorial Symposium—Oxidation of Metals and Associated Mass Transport, TMS-AIME fall meeting, Orlando, Florida, (1986).