Joshua D Kuntz

Phone: +19254239593

Education and Professional Experience

  • Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2005
  • B.S., Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1997
Deputy Group Leader, Functional Material Synthesis Integration Group (2012-present), previously a member of the Advanced Materials Synthesis Group. Joined LLNL in 2005 as a postdoctoral researcher. SME for materials processing, especially ceramics. Key personnel in the development of additive manufacturing (LDRD, WCI, & external sponsors) transparent ceramics (DHS & WCI) and energetic materials (DTRA & JMP).

Research Interests

Development of customized additive manufacturing methods. The focus of this work has been on enabling micro to nanoscale features and broadening the material set available for additive manufacturing: including metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites thereof.

Selected Publications

Zhu, C. et al., “Highly compressible 3D periodic graphene aerogel microlattices,” Nature Comm 6 [6962], 2015.

Zheng, X. et al., “Ultralight, Ultrastiff Mechanical Metamaterials,”  Science  344 [6190], 1373–1377, 2014.
Sullivan, K. T., Kuntz, J. D., and Gash, A. E., “The Role of Fuel Particle Size on Flame Propagation Velocity in Thermites with a Nanoscale Oxidizer,” PEP 39 [3], 407–415, 2014. (Invited article.)

Pascall, A. J., et al., “Light-Directed Electrophoretic Deposition: A New Additive Manufacturing Technique for Arbitrarily Patterned 3D Composites,” Adv. Matls. 26 [14], 2252–2256, 2014.

Pascall, A. J., Sullivan, K. T., and Kuntz, J. D., “Morphology of Electrophoretically Deposited Films on Electrode Strips,” J. Phys. Chem. B, 117 [6], 1702–1707, 2013.