Michael I Baskes (Mike)
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 PublicationsTotal Publications by Michael I Baskes (Mike):  33 
Mahata, A., Zaeem, M. A., & Baskes, M. I. (2018). Understanding Homogeneous Nucleation in Solidification of Aluminum by Molecular Dynamics Simulations. MSMSE. IOP PUBLISHING LTD. 26(2), 025007. DOI:10.1088/1361-651X/aa9f36.

Beeler, B., Baskes, M. I., Andersson, D., Cooper, M. W. D., & Zhang, Y. F. (2018). A Modified Embedded-Atom Method Interatomic Potential for Uranium-silicide. J. Nucl. Mater.. 495, 267-276. DOI:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.08.025.

Baskes, M. I. (2017). Commentary on 'modified Embedded Atom Method Potentials for Hcp Metals' M I Baskes and R A Johnson (1994 Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 2 147-63)-the Early Basis for Modeling Hcp Materials Using MEAM. MSMSE. IOP PUBLISHING LTD. 25(7), 071002. DOI:10.1088/1361-651X/aa817e.

Mun, S., Bowman, A., Nouranian, S., Gwaltney, S. R., Baskes, M. I., & Horstemeyer, M. (2017). Interatomic Potential for Hydrocarbons on the Basis of the Modified Embedded-Atom Method with Bond Order (MEAM-BO). The Journal of Physical Chemistry A. ACS Publications. 121(7), 1502–1524. DOI:10.1021/acs.jpca.6b11343. [Document]

Horstemeyer, M., Hughes, J. M., Sukhija, N., Lawrimore, W. B., Kim, S., Carino, R.L., & Baskes, M. I. (2015). Hierarchical Bridging Between Ab Initio and Atomistic Level Computations: Calibrating the Modified Embedded-Atom Method (MEAM) Potential (Part A). Journal of Materials. Springer US. 67(1), 143-147. DOI:10.1007/s11837-014-1244-0. [Abstract] [Document Site]