Caitlyn Christian Krikorian

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  • Title
    Group Leader / Polymer Engineer
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    (925) 424-2982
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Caitlyn Krikorian (Cook) is the Functional Architected Materials Engineering (FAME) group leader within the Materials Engineering Division and the deputy director for the Center of Engineered Materials and Manufacturing (CEMM). She supports fostering collaboration and interwoven goals within materials development and advanced manufacturing focused entities. She advocates for bridging the gap across multiple disciplinary backgrounds to solve science and technology challenges for our national security.


Krikorian has a B.S. in materials engineering and an M.S. in Polymer Science and Coatings from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo. She joined LLNL as a student in 2016 to complete her master’s thesis and was hired as a member of the technical staff in 2017. Her research interests include the understanding of structure-property relationships and curing kinetics in polymers and the micro- and nanofabrication of hierarchically engineered materials for multifunctional integration. Krikorian’s work is focused on developing and characterizing unique, functional photopolymers, with heightened interested in responsive materials for additive manufacturing and the development of engineered materials for flexible electronic technologies. She also has experience with solvent encapsulation advanced manufacturing processes, making new shell materials and forming capsules at scale for downstream industrial applications.


As of late, Krikorian is a Principal Investigator for an Exploratory Research Laboratory Directed Research & Development (LDRD) project on Shape Changing of Responsive Elastomer Structures (SCoRES), a technical lead within a project focused on developing flexible display and power source technologies and leads other various manufacturing and photopolymer development capabilities.

M.S. Polymer Science and Coatings, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California

B.S. Materials Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California

Toombs, JT.; Luitz, M.; Cook, C.; Jenne, S.; Li, CC.; Rapp, BE; Kotz-Helmer F; Taylor H. “Volumetric Additive Manufacturing of Silica Glass with Microscale Computed Axial Lithography”. Science, 2022, 376 (6590), 308-312.

Xu, X; Cho, EJ; Bekker, LB; Talin, AA; Lee, E; Pascall, A; Worsley, MA; Zhou, J; Cook, CC; Kuntz, JD; Cho, S; Orme, CA. “A Bioinspired Artificial Injury Response System Based on a Robust Polymer Memristor to Mimic a Sense of Pain, Sign of Injury, and Healing”. Advanced Science, 2022, 2200629.

Rackson, CM; Toombs, JT; De Beer, MP; Cook, CC; Shusteff, M; Taylor, HK; McLeod, RR; “Latent Image Volumetric Additive Manufacturing”. Optics Letters. 2022, 47(5). 1279-1282.

Schwartz, JJ; Porcincula, DH; Cook, CC; Fong E; Shusteff, M. “Volumetric Additive Manufacturing of Shape Memory Polymers”. Polymer Chemistry. 2022, 13(13), 1813-1817.

Howell, B.; Cook, CC; Grapes, M; Dubbin, K; Robertson, E; Sain, J; Sullivan, K; Duoss, E; Bukovsky, E; “Spatially Controlled 3D Printing of Dual-Curing Urethane Elastomers.” Advanced Materials Technologies. 2021, 2100700.

Martin, A.; Hammons, J.; Henderson, H.; Calta, N.; Nielson, M.; Cook, CC; Ye, J.; Maich, A.; Teslich, N.; Li, T.; Thompson, M.; Besser, M.; Matthews, M.; Ott, R.; Rios, O.; McCall, S.; Wiley, T.; Lee, J.; “Enhanced mechanical performance via laser induced nanostructure formation in an additively manufactured lightweight aluminum alloy”. Applied Materials Today. 2021, 22, 100972.

Moran, B.; Fong, E.; Cook, CC; Shusteff, M; “Volumetric additive manufacturing system optics.” SPIE Proceedings, 2021, 11698.

Cook, CC; Fong, E; Schwartz, J.; Porcincula, D.; Kaczmarek, A.; Oakdale, J.; Moran, B.; Champley, K.; Rackson, C.; Muralidharan, A.; McLeod, R.; Shusteff, M; “Highly Tunable Thiol-ene Photoresins for Volumetric Additive Manufacturing.” Advanced Materials, 2020, 32 (47) 20003376