22nd Biennial Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (SHOCK22)

July 10-July 15, 2022 • Anaheim, California

GSCCM Early Career and Student Symposium

We are proud to announce that SCCM-2022 will feature an Early Career and Student Symposium to be held on Sunday, July 10, 2022, just before the start of the SCCM conference. The symposium is open to students, post-docs, and early-career researchers who have completed their PhDs within the last 5 years. The symposium will feature a full-day scientific program, including oral presentations, rapid-fire talks, and posters from the participants. There will also be a networking breakfast (provided) and networking lunch (provided), which will be attended by invited researchers from the national labs and academia. Symposium agenda will be posted soon!

Symposium Registration and Financial Assistance

The Early Career and Student Symposium is open to students, post-docs, and other early-career scientists who have completed their Ph.D. within the last 5 years. To register for the symposium, please fill out the symposium registration form. Every attendee must complete the registration form. There is no registration fee for the symposium. However, we do encourage attendees to participate in an oral presentation, rapid-fire talk, or poster session.

A limited number of financial assistance is available for all attendees to cover the cost of conference registration and partial travel costs. A conference registration fee waiver and up to $500 for travel costs may be awarded per person, as funding permits.

To be eligible for financial assistance, participants MUST submit (1) the symposium registration as mentioned above, (2) email a current resume, and (3) email a letter of support from their supervisor. Letters of support should be sent directly to Lana Stekovic and Belinda Pacheco.

Deadline for travel assistance applications: April 4th, 2022.

Abstract Submission

The abstract submission for only the Early Career and Student Symposium is found within the symposium registration link given above. Please note that all attendees are required to submit an abstract for the symposium, separate from the SCCM conference abstract submission. While you may submit different abstracts to the symposium and conference, you are welcome to submit the same abstract to both.

Please indicate on your abstract submission whether you would prefer to give an oral presentation, rapid-fire talk, or a poster presentation. Oral presentations will be 15 minutes in duration, and due to time constraints, only a limited number of oral presentations can be accommodated. “Rapid-fire” talks will be 5 minutes in duration and will be held at the same time as the poster presentations. Oral presentations and rapid-fire talks will be selected based on technical merit, readability of the abstracts, and relevance to the sorting categories.

Deadline for abstract submission: April 4th, 2022.

Symposium Awards

All presentations at the symposium will be judged, and an outstanding oral presentation, rapid-fire talk, and poster presentation will be awarded and recognized during the SCCM conference. Criteria for awards will include both technical/scientific and presentation aspects. Further details coming soon!


For questions regarding the Early Career and Student Symposium and travel assistance, please contact Lana Stekovic or Belinda Pacheco


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GSCCM Early Career Symposium
July 10, 2022

7:30 AM -
8:00 AM
8:00 AM -
8:20 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Lana Stekovic, Northrop Grumman and Belinda Pacheco, Los Alamos National Laboratory
8:20 AM -
9:00 AM
Keynote | Explosions, Exoplanets, Lasers, and Lessons Learned at a National Lab
Richard G Kraus, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
9:15 AM -
10:15 AM
Material Properties, Phase Transition, and Kinetics
Session Chair: TBD
9:15 AM -
9:30 AM
Kien Nguyen Cong
University of South Florida
Phase transitions of carbon at extreme conditions
9:30 AM -
9:45 AM
Wade Mans
University of New Mexico
Recovery of forsterite high-pressure polymorphs in gas gun shock-wave experiments
9:45 AM -
10:00 AM
Lauren Poole
University of California, Santa Barbara
Dynamic mechanical behavior of co-continuous metal composites
10:00 AM -
10:15 AM
Liya Vitaliy Semenchenko
Texas A&M University
Effect of impedance mismatch on flier plate impact response of metal laminates
10:15 AM -
10:30 AM
10:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Networking and Career Advancement Workshop
Lana Stekovic, Northrop Grumman and Belinda Pacheco, Los Alamos National Laboratory
11:15 AM -
12:00 PM
Energetic Materials: Experiments, Modeling, and Theory
Session Chair: TBD
11:15 AM -
11:30 AM
Prarthana Parepalli
University of Iowa
Effects of reaction kinetics models on macro-scale sensitivity predictions for a wide class of energetic materials
11:30 AM -
11:45 AM
Daniel Olsen
Georgia Institute of Technology
SDT Behavior of Functionally Graded Energetic Materials (FGEM)
11:45 AM -
12:00 PM
Garrett Tow
Army Research Laboratory
Melt Curves of RDX and HMX Computed by Molecular Simulation
12:00 PM -
1:00 PM
Networking Lunch
1:00 PM -
2:00 PM
Advances in Experimental Techniques & Diagnostics (including SEB)
Session Chair: TBD
1:00 PM -
1:15 PM
Katie Koube
Georgia Institute of Technology
Analysis of Spall Damage Mechanisms in LPBF SS316L with Manufactured Porosity
1:15 PM -
1:30 PM
Virginia Euser
Los Alamos National Laboratory
The Effect of Second-Phase Fraction on the Spall Properties of Ferrite-Pearlite Steels
1:30 PM -
1:45 PM
Daniel Powell
Cranfield University
An analysis of the potential for gravity-induced grading in epoxy interlayers in ceramic armours
1:45 PM -
2:00 PM
Gary Simpson
Johns Hopkins University
Fragmentation Behavior of Aluminum Powder Swaged Metal Compacts under High Velocity Impact
2:00 PM -
2:15 PM
2:15 PM -
3:15 PM
Energetic Materials: Experiments, Modeling, Theory
Session Chair: TBD
2:15 PM -
2:30 PM
Chukwudubem O Okafor
University of Iowa
High-order schemes for simulation of shock-interface interactions in micro-structured materials
2:30 PM -
2:45 PM
Ju Hwan Shin
Georgia Institute of Technology
Multiple time scale simulations of hotspot development due to dielectric breakdown driven by piezo- and flexo-electricity in energetic materials
2:45 PM -
3:00 PM
Shobhan Roy
University of Iowa
Study of energy localization in shocked PBXs through interface-resolved reactive simulations on imaged profiles of HMX crystal aggregates
3:00 PM -
3:15 PM
Rafee Mahbub
Marquette University
Investigating the dynamic response of heterogeneous mixtures with variable geometric complexity
3:15 PM -
4:00 PM
Rapid Fire Research Competition
Session Chair: TBD
3:15 PM -
3:20 PM
Jesse Hearn
University of Maryland, College Park
Jointly Embedded Machine Learning Approach for Polymer Combustion Properties
3:20 PM -
3:25 PM
Brenden Hamilton
Purdue University,
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Many Bodied Mechanochemistry Simulations: Exploring the initial events inside a hotspot
3:25 PM -
3:30 PM
Patrick Heighway University of Oxford Slip competition and rotation suppression in tantalum and copper during dynamic uniaxial compression
3:30 PM -
3:35 PM
Pradeep Kumar Seshadri University of Iowa Modeling Multi-dimensional Shock-to-Detonation Transition of Pressed HMX Using a Meso-informed Ignition and Growth Model
3:35 PM -
3:40 PM
Emily Weerakkody
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Thin Pulse Experiments Performed At -55°C On TATB-Based Explosives
3:40 PM -
3:45 PM
Jacob Diamond
Johns Hopkins University
Spall strength of polycarbonate measured using laser-driven micro-flyer impact experiments
3:45 PM -
3:50 PM
Jonathan Willman University of South Florida Inelastic Deformations in Shock Compressed Diamond
3:50 PM -
4:00 PM
4:00 PM -
4:45 PM
Poster Session
Session Chair: TBD
Rachel Bauer
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Experimental Evaluation of the Formation of a Shockwave from two Colliding Subsonic Vortex Rings
Jack D Borg
Marquette University
Additively Manufactured Granular and Binder Metamaterial’s Response To Shock
Bethany Chidester
Los Alamos National Laboratory
High-pressure, high-temperature phase diagram and equations of state of RDX polymorphs
Patricia Huestis
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Radiation Stability of the Nitrate Ester Energetic Functional Group
Kathryn Harke
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Quantifying Motion Blur by Imaging Shock Front Propagation
Sovanndara Hok
Stanford University
Shock compression of single crystal Fe using in situ texture and preferred orientation measurements to the hcp phase
Emily Johnson
Missouri University of Science and Technology
A simulated and experimental investigation into the effect of casing material fracture on the axial explosive performance of cylindrical charges
Levi Lystrom
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Modeling heat transfer and kinetics in a PETN RP-1 exploding bridgewire detonator: an aging study
Erin Nissen
Sandia National Laboratories
Real-time latent heat emission during dynamic compression freezing of water
4:45 PM -
5:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Lana Stekovic, Northrop Grumman and Belinda Pacheco, Los Alamos National Laboratory
5:00 PM Adjourn
5:00 PM -
7:00 PM
SCCM Welcome Reception