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Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Elizabeth Getto, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
410 293 6506


University of Michigan, (2016)
Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy, Nuclear Engineering
Dissertation: "The Co-Evolution of Microstructure Features in Self-Ion Irradiated HT9 at Very High Damage Levels"
University of Michigan, (2013)
Masters of Science, Nuclear Engineering
Purdue University, (2011)
Bachelors of Science, Nuclear Engineering


Radiation effects in materials
Microstructural characterization of metals
Ion irradiation as a surrogate for reactor irradiations
Additive manufacturing

  • E. Getto, N. Nathan[1], J. McMahan, B. Baker, S. Taller, “Understanding Radiation Effects in Friction Stir Welded MA956 using Ion Irradiation and a Rate Theory Model,” Journal of Nuclear Materials 561 (2022) 153530.
  • E. Getto, N. Nathan, J. McMahan, B. Baker, S. Taller, “Contextualizing dispersoid evolution within the microstructure of MA956 using ion irradiation,” Nuclear Materials and Energy 28 (2021) 101024.
  • R.J. Warzoha, A.A. Wilson, B.F. Donovan, A.N. Smith, N. Vu, T. Perry, L. Li, N. Milijkovic, E. Getto, “A Numerical Fitting Routine for Frequency-domain Thermoreflectance Measurements of Nanoscale Material Systems having Arbitrary Geometries” Journal of Applied Physics 129 (2021) 035103.
  • E. Getto, B. Baker, B. Tobie, S. Briggs, K. Hattar, K. Knipling, “Effect of friction stir welding and self-ion irradiation on dispersoid evolution in oxide dispersion strengthened steel MA956 up to 25 dpa,” Journal of Nuclear Materials 515 (2019) 407-419.
  • E. Getto, B. Tobie, E. Bautista, A.L. Bullens, Z. T. Kroll, M. J. Pavel, K. S. Mao, D.W. Gandy, J. P. Wharry, “Thermal Aging and the Hall–Petch Relationship of PM-HIP and Wrought Alloy 625,” JOM (2019). 1-9.
  • R.J. Warzoha, L. Boteler, A.N. Smith, E. Getto, B.F. Donovan, “Steady-state measurements of thermal transport across highly conductive interfaces,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 130 (2019) 874-881.
  • D.P. Guillen, D.C. Pagan, E.M. Getto, J.P. Wharry, “In situ tensile study of PM-HIP and wrought 316 L stainless steel and Inconel 625 alloys with high energy diffraction microscopy,” Materials Science & Engineering A 738 (2018) 380-388.
  • S. Taller, D. Woodley, E. Getto, A.M. Monterrosa, Z. Jiao, O. Toader, F. Naab, T. Kubley, S. Dwaraknath, G.S. Was, “Multiple Ion Beam Irradiation for the Study of Radiation Damage in Materials,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, B 412 (2017) 1-10.
  • E. Getto, K. Sun, A.M. Monterrosa, Z. Jiao, M.J. Hackett, G.S. Was, “Void Swelling and Microstructure Evolution at Very High Damage Levels in Self-Ion Irradiated Ferritic-Martensitic Steels” Journal of Nuclear Materials 480 (2016) 159-176.
  • E. Getto, Z. Jiao, A.M. Monterrosa, K. Sun, G.S. Was, “Effect of Pre-implanted Helium on Void Swelling Evolution in Self-Ion Irradiated HT-9,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 462 (2015) 458-459.
    [1] Bolded: MIDN author
First Place, 2016 Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award: Advanced Fuels
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow
Society of Women Engineers' Clare Booth Luce Fellow
Tau Beta Pi Fellow
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
Institute for Nuclear Materials Management
Tau Beta Pi (TBP)
Alpha Nu Sigma
American Nuclear Society (ANS)
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