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Enrique Martinez Saez

Enrique Martinez Saez

Joint Appointment

Phone: (864) 656-3470


Enrique Martinez Saez joined Clemson University in 2020 with a joint appointment in the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering departments. He earned a BS in 2000, a MS in 2003, and received a Ph.D. in 2008 from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Enrique spent about 3 years at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory working on his Ph.D. research. After his dissertation, he moved to the CEA-Saclay, near Paris, as a postdoc where he spent 1 year. He moved back to Spain where he joined the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies of Materials (IMDEA) as a Junior Researcher. In 2010 he moved to Los Alamos National Laboratory where he worked until he joined Clemson University.

Enrique’s research interests lie in the study of the microstructural evolution of materials under extreme conditions of irradiation, temperature, and deformation and its relation to the macroscopic system response. The design of advanced materials is crucial in the quest for cleaner, more efficient energy sources. Theoretical developments along with modeling and simulation strategies, which he devotes his research to, have become paramount in this quest, to guide and interpret experimental approaches.


Ph.D., Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain (2008)
Master Degree, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain (2003)
Bachelor Degree, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain (2000)

Research Areas

Microstructure evolution under extreme conditions
Thermodynamic and kinetics of Alloys
Advanced Manufacturing
Mechanical properties of heterogeneous solids
Elasticity and Plasticity
Defect Properties
Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Recent Awards

Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis by the Polytechnic University of Madrid, 2010.
Spain Ministry of Science and Innovation “Juan de la Cierva” Fellowship 2009
Ph. D. Thesis awarded Cum Laude, 2008.

Selected Publications

Point defect evolution under irradiation: Finite-size effects and spatiotemporal correlations, E. Martinez, F. Soisson, M. Nastar, Journal of Nuclear Materials 539 (2020) 152233.

Coherent phase decomposition in the Pd-H system, R. B. Schwarz, A. K. Khachaturyan, A. Caro, M. I. Baskes, and E. Martinez, Journal of Materials Science, 2020, DOI 10.1007/s10853-019-04179-z.

Parallel replica dynamics simulations of reactions in shock compressed liquid benzene, E. Martínez, R. Perriot, E. M. Kober, P. Bowlan, M. Powell, S. McGrane, and M. J. Cawkwell, J. Chem. Phys. 150, 244108 (2019).

Strengthening of Al-Cu alloys by Guinier-Preston zones: predictions from atomistic simulations, G. Esteban-Manzanares, B. Bellón, E. Martinez, I. Papadimitriou, and J. Llorca, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 132 (2019) 103675.

Solid-Liquid metal interface definition studies using capillary fluctuation method, N. T. Brown, E. Martinez, J. Qu, Computational Materials Science 168 (2019) 65-73.

Outstanding Radiation Resistance of Tungsten-based High Entropy Alloys, O. El-Atwani, N. Li, M. Li, A. Devaraj, J. K. S. Baldwin, M. M. Schneider, D. Sobieraj, J. S. Wrobel, D. D. Nguyen-Manh, S. A. Maloy, and E. Martinez, Science Advances 2019; 5: eaav2002.

Atomistic analysis of the {10-12} twin stability and growth in α-Ti, E. Martinez, L. Capolungo and C. N. Tomé, Physical Review Materials 2 (2018) 083603.

Role of Sink Density in Nonequilibrium Chemical Redistribution in Alloys, E. Martinez, O. Senninger, A. Caro, F. Soisson, M. Nastar, and B. P. Uberuaga, Physical Review Letters 120 (2018) 106101.

Advanced atomistic algorithms in materials science, E. Martinez, D. Perez, V. Gavini, S. Kenny, J. Mat. Res. 33 (2018) 773-776.

Thermostating extended Lagrangian Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics, E. Martinez, M. J. Cawkwell, A. F. Voter, A. M. N. Niklasson, Journal of Chemical Physics 142 (2015) 154120.