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Michael I Baskes (Mike)  

Dr. Baskes obtained his B.S. degree at Caltech in 1965 in engineering and received his Ph.D. in 1970 at Caltech in Materials Science. He was then employed at Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of California, San Diego, the University of North Texas, Denton, and Mississippi State University. Dr. Baskes’s interests encompass the use of computational methods to investigate material properties. His major scientific accomplishments have been 1) development of the embedded atom method, 2) development of models to predict the behavior of helium in metals, and 3) development of a model to explain hydrogen isotope recombination. He is a member of the NAE, TMS, Sigma Xi, and MRS and a fellow of LANL, TMS and IOP. Dr. Baskes has authored or co-authored more than 236 technical publications that have had well over 15000 citations. Of these publications, three have over 1500 citations and 26 have over 100 citations apiece. He has received two DOE awards for outstanding research and is in the DOE/BES Hall of Fame.
Research Interest
Development and application of semi-empirical models at the atomic level.
Selected Publications Total Publications:  44 
Bowman, A., Mun, S., Horstemeyer, M., & Baskes, M. I. (2019). Multi-threading Extension of MEAM Force Field in Molecular Dynamic Simulations. High-Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) User Group Meeting (UGM). Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). [Abstract]

Bowman, A., Mun, S., Nouranian, S., Huddleston, B. D., Gwaltney, S. R., Baskes, M. I., & Horstemeyer, M. (2019). Free Volume and Internal Structural Evolution during Creep in Model Amorphous Polyethylene by Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Polymer. Elsevier. 170, 85-100. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Dickel, D. E., Gwaltney, S. R., Mun, S., Baskes, M. I., & Horstemeyer, M. (2018). Dispersion-Corrected Modified Embedded-Atom Method Bond Order Interatomic Potential for Sulfur. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 122(49), 9572–9578. DOI:10.1021/acs.jpca.8b07410.

Dickel, D. E., Barrett, C. D., Carino, R.L., Baskes, M. I., & Horstemeyer, M. (2018). Mechanical Instabilities in the Modeling of Phase Transitions of Titanium. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering. IOP. 26, 065002. DOI:10.1088/1361-651X/aac95d. [Document Site]

Dickel, D. E., Baskes, M. I., Aslam, I., & Barrett, C. D. (2018). New Interatomic Potential for Mg-Al-Zn Alloys with Specific Application to Dilute Mg-based Alloys. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering. IOP. 26, 045010. DOI:10.1088/1361-651X/aabaad. [Document Site]