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Vineet Joshi

Vineet Joshi

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Research Interests

  • Design and Development of novel materials processing techniques
  • Correlating the materials microstructure with property and processing
  • Materials Characterization and Corrosion
  • Solidification and non-equilibrium processing of materials
  • Nuclear Materials Processing
  • Alloy development
  • Ultrafine-grained and nanostructured materials
  • Brazing dissimilar materials

Education and Credentials

  • B.E. Metallurgical Engineering, College of Engineering, Pune. University of Pune, India, 2006.
  • M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Alfred University, Alfred, NY. 2010
  • PhD. Materials Science and Engineering, Washington State University, WA, Expected Dec' 2017.

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)
  • ASM International

PNNL Publications


  • Frazier WE, III, S Hu, NR Overman, CA Lavender, and VV Joshi. 2018. "Short communication on Kinetics of grain growth and particle pinning in U-10 wt.% Mo." Journal of Nuclear Materials 498:254-258.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.10.041
  • Hu X, X Wang, VV Joshi, and CA Lavender. 2018. "The effect of thermomechanical processing on second phase particle redistribution in U-10wt%Mo." Journal of Nuclear Materials 500:270-279.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.12.042


  • Joshi VV, and SR Agnew. 2017. "Corrosion of Magnesium in Multimaterial System." JOM. The Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society 69(11):2320-2321.  doi:10.1007/s11837-017-2520-6
  • Hu S, VV Joshi, and CA Lavender. 2017. "A Rate-Theory-Phase-Field Model of Irradiation-Induced Recrystallization in UMo Nuclear Fuels." JOM. The Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society 69(12):2554-2562.  doi:10.1007/s11837-017-2611-4
  • Hu S, W Setyawan, VV Joshi, and CA Lavender. 2017. "Atomistic Simulations of Thermodynamic Properties of Xe Gas Bubbles in U10Mo Fuels." Journal of Nuclear Materials 490:49-58.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.04.016
  • Jana S, A Devaraj, L Kovarik, BW Arey, LE Sweet, T Varga, CA Lavender, and VV Joshi. 2017. "Kinetics of cellular transformation and competing precipitation mechanisms during sub-eutectoid annealing of U10Mo alloys." Journal of Alloys and Compounds 723:751-771.  doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2017.06.292
  • Jana S, NR Overman, T Varga, CA Lavender, and VV Joshi. 2017. "Phase Transformation Kinetics in Rolled U-10 wt. % Mo Foil: Effect of Post-rolling Heat Treatment and Prior ?-UMo Grain Size." Journal of Nuclear Materials 496:215-226.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.09.030
  • Kautz EJ, A Devaraj, L Kovarik, CA Lavender, and VV Joshi. 2017. Effect of Silicon in U-10Mo AlloyPNNL-26790, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Kautz EJ, S Jana, A Devaraj, CA Lavender, LE Sweet, and VV Joshi. 2017. Detecting the Extent of Cellular Decomposition after Sub-Eutectoid Annealing in Rolled UMo FoilsPNNL-26862, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Overman NR, SA Whalen, ME Bowden, MJ Olszta, K Kruska, T Clark, EL Stevens, JT Darsell, VV Joshi, X Jiang, KF Mattlin, and S Mathaudhu. 2017. "Homogenization and Texture Development in Rapidly Solidified AZ91E Consolidated by Shear Assisted Processing and Extrusion (ShAPE)." Materials Science and Engineering. A. Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing 701:56-68.  doi:10.1016/j.msea.2017.06.062
  • Soulami A, D Burkes, VV Joshi, CA Lavender, and DM Paxton. 2017. "Finite-Element Model to Predict Roll-Separation Force and Defects During Rolling of U-10Mo Alloys." Journal of Nuclear Materials 494:182-191.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.07.006
  • Whalen SA, VV Joshi, NR Overman, DD Caldwell, CA Lavender, and T Skszek. 2017. "Scaled-Up Fabrication of Thin-Walled ZK60 Tubing using Shear Assisted Processing and Extrusion (ShAPE)." In Magnesium Technology Conference 2017, February 26 - March 2, 2017, San Diego, California, ed. KN Solanki, et al, pp. 315-321.  Springer, Cham, Switzerland.  doi:10.1007/978-3-319-52392-7_45



  • Joshi VV, EA Nyberg, CA Lavender, DM Paxton, and D Burkes. 2015. "Thermomechanical process optimization of U-10wt% Mo - Part 2: The effect of homogenization on the mechanical properties and microstructure." Journal of Nuclear Materials 465:710-718.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2015.07.005
  • Joshi VV, EA Nyberg, CA Lavender, DM Paxton, H Garmestani, and D Burkes. 2015. "Thermomechanical Process Optimization of U-10wt% Mo - Part 1: High-Temperature Compressive Properties and Microstructure." Journal of Nuclear Materials 465:805-813.  doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2013.10.065
  • Coffey GW, KD Meinhardt, VV Joshi, LR Pederson, CA Lavender, and D Burkes. 2015. Concept Feasibility Report for Electroplating Zirconium onto Uranium Foil - Year 2PNNL-24106, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Nyberg EA, VV Joshi, D Burkes, and CA Lavender. 2015. The Microstructure of Rolled Plates from Cast Billets of U-10Mo AlloysPNNL-24160, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 


  • Joshi VV, S Jana, D Li, H Garmestani, EA Nyberg, and CA Lavender. 2014. "High Shear Deformation to Produce High Strength and Energy Absorption in Mg Alloys." In Magensium Technology 2014: Proceedings of a Symposium Sponsored by the Magnesium Committee of the Light Metals Division of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) held during TMS2014, 143rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, February 16-20, 2014, San Diego, CA, ed. M Alderman, et al, pp. 83-88.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.  doi:10.1002/9781118888179.ch19
  • Erskine KM, A Meier, VV Joshi, and SM Pilgrim. 2014. "The Effect of Braze Interlayer Thickness on the Mechanical Strength of Alumina Brazed with Ag-CuO Braze Alloys." Advanced Engineering Materials 16(12):1442-1447.  doi:10.1002/adem.201400128
  • LaDouceur RM, A Meier, and VV Joshi. 2014. "WETTING AND REACTIVE AIR BRAZING OF BSCF FOR OXYGEN SEPARATION DEVICES." In The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX 2014) Conference Proceedings, October 13-16, 2014, Orlando, Florida.  American Composites Manufacturers Association, Arlington, VA. 
  • Nyberg EA, VV Joshi, CA Lavender, DM Paxton, and D Burkes. 2014. Influence of Homogenization on the Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of the U-10Mo AlloyPNNL-23348, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Prevost E, AJ DeMarco, B MacMichael, VV Joshi, A Meier, JW Hoffman, and WJ Walker. 2014. "Microstructural Development and Mechanical Properties for Reactive Air Brazing of ZTA to Ni Alloys using Ag-CuO Braze Alloys." Advanced Engineering Materials 16(12):1448-1455.  doi:10.1002/adem.201400140
  • Sinnamon KE, A Meier, and VV Joshi. 2014. "Wetting and Mechanical Performance of Zirconia Brazed with Silver/Copper Oxide and Silver/Vanadium Oxide Alloys." Advanced Engineering Materials 16(12):1482-1489.  doi:10.1002/adem.201400104


  • Joshi VV, A Meier, JT Darsell, KS Weil, and ME Bowden. 2013. "Trends in wetting behavior for Ag-CuO braze alloys on Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O(3-d) at elevated temperatures in air." Journal of Materials Science 48(20):7153-7161.  doi:10.1007/s10853-013-7531-2
  • Joshi VV, A Meier, JT Darsell, P Nachimuthu, ME Bowden, and KS Weil. 2013. "Short-Term Oxidation Studies on Nicrofer- 6025HT in Air at Elevated Temperatures for Advanced Coal Based Power Plants." Oxidation of Metals 79(3-4):383-404.  doi:10.1007/s11085-013-9362-6
  • Joshi VV, CA Lavender, VS Moxson, VA Duz, EA Nyberg, and KS Weil. 2013. "Development of Ti-6Al-4V and Ti-1Al-8V-5Fe Alloys Using Low-Cost TiH2, Powder Feedstock." Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance 22(4):995-1003.  doi:10.1007/s11665-012-0386-x
  • Joshi VV, JP Choi, JT Darsell, A Meier, and KS Weil. 2013. "Reactive Air Aluminizing of Nicrofer-6025HT for Use in Advanced Coal-Based Power Plants." Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A, Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science 44(1 (Supplement)):188-192.  doi:10.1007/s11661-012-1237-y
  • Lavender CA, DM Paxton, MT Smith, A Soulami, VV Joshi, and D Burkes. 2013. Concept Feasibility Report for Using Co-Extrusion to Bond Metals to Complex Shapes of U-10MoPNNL-23045, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Li D, VV Joshi, CA Lavender, MA Khaleel, and S Ahzi. 2013. "Yield Asymmetry Design of Magnesium Alloys by Integrated Computational Materials Engineering." Computational Materials Science 79:448-455.  doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2013.06.045
  • Li D, VV Joshi, CA Lavender, MA Khaleel, and S Ahzi. 2013. "Yield asymmetry design of magnesium alloys by integrated computational materials engineering." Computational Materials Science 79:448-455.  doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2013.06.045
  • Nyberg EA, VV Joshi, CA Lavender, DM Paxton, and D Burkes. 2013. The Influence of Casting Conditions on the Microstructure of As-Cast U-10Mo Alloys: Characterization of the Casting Process BaselinePNNL-23049, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 


  • Joshi VV, EA Nyberg, A Soulami, DJ Edwards, AZ Chua, and CA Lavender. 2012. "In-Plane Compression and Tensile Testing of AZ31B Sheet and their Deformation Mechanisms." In 9th International Conference on Magnesium Alloys and their Applications, July 8-12, 2012, Vancouver, BC, Canada, ed. WJ Poole and KU Kainer.  TMS, Warrendale, PA. 
  • Nyberg EA, VV Joshi, CA Lavender, and D Burkes. 2012. Summary of Compression Testing of U-10MoPNNL-21932, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

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