Glenn R. Romanoski

Research Staff
Processing & Joining Group
Materials Science & Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6088
Phone: (865) 574-4838
Fax: (865) 576-8424


  • Ph.D. Metalurgy, 1989, Massachusetts Institute of Tecynology
  • M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, 1981, University of Cincinnati
  • B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, 1979, University of Cincinnati

Current Projects:

  • Advanced Turbine Systems
  • National Ignition Facility
  • Carbon-Carbon Impact Shells

Brief Synopsis of Research Activities:

  • Developing a quantitative test method for impact characterization of fail safe critical components
  • Investigating the Fracture mechanics behavior of nuclear graphites
  • Developing and characterizing alternative carbon-carbon composite materials for the nuclear space power program

Research Interests:

  • Thermal Barrier Coatings
  • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics of Carbons and Metals
  • Advanced Structural Materials

Honors and Activities:

  • Member of Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Sigma Mu, and Sigma Xi, Honor Societies
  • Member and Secretary of Oak Ridge Chapter of American Society for Metals International


  • Romanoski, G. R., and T. D. Burchell, "Reinforced Threads and Lugs in Composite Articles," Patent Pending

Recent Papers:

  1. Romanoski, G. R., "Carbon-Carbon Composite Impact Shell for the Thermoelectric Space Power System," American Carbon Society Workshop, Oak Ridge, TN, May 1994
  2. Romanoski, G. R., "Small Flaw Considerations in Fracture Toughness Characterization of Graphites," American Carbon Society Workshop, May 1994
  3. Romanoski, G. R., "Fracture Behavior of Small Flaws in Nuclear Graphites," Proceedings of 22nd Biennial Conference on Carbon, University of San Diego, June 1995
  4. Romanoski, G. R., and H. Pih, "Impact Test Characterization of Carbon-Carbon Composites for the Thermoelectric Space Power Program," 10th International Conference on Composite Materials, Whistler, B. C. Canada, August, 1995