Travis Voorhees

  • Program Years: 2018-2021
  • Academic Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Materials Science and Engineering
  • Academic Advisor: Naresh Thadhani
  • Residencies:
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2019)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Chemical and Materials Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Pomona, CA 2015)
    Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineer, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA 2020)

Current Status

  • Status: Sandia National Labs Staff Scientist; Mechanics of Materials Group
  • Research Area: Materials Science and Shock Wave Physics


- 2020: Los Alamos National Laboratory LAAP award, XTD-NTA
- 2019: Georgia Tech MSE Graduate and Undergraduate Spring Poster Competition First Prize
- 2018: The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship, Krell Insitute
- 2018: Lamar H. Franklin Fellowship, Georgia Tech
- 2017: Georgia Tech Materials Science and Engineering Spring Poster Competition Second Prize
- 2015: Cal Poly Pomona Engineering Project Showcase First Prize
- 2015: AAAS PD Conference Honorable Mention in Engineering, Technology and Applied Science
- 2014: AAAS PD Conference Laurence M. Klauber Section-Wide Award
- 2014: AAAS PD Conference First Prize in Engineering, Technology, and Applied Science
- 2014: Boeing CME Scholarship
- 2014: NACE Los Angeles Section Scholarship
- 2014: NACE Academic Foundation-Williams Companies Scholarship
- 2010: AXA Achievement Scholarship
- 2010: Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club Scholarship