Materials Scientist
Materials Scientist


Alessandra Lie Fujii Yamagata is a materials scientist in the Radiological Group and holds a doctoral in civil engineering from École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay and an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from University of São Paulo. Her research has revolved around cement-based materials in Brazil, France, and currently in the United States. Her expertise includes nuclear waste immobilization, cement chemistry, mechanical properties, rheology and adhesive properties. She also has experience with glass and steel corrosion testing.

Yamagata enjoys working in a team and is passionate about materials science research. She likes collaborative efforts and applying her problem-solving abilities.

Disciplines and Skills

  • Adhesion
  • Calorimetry
  • Cementitious materials
  • Concrete
  • Corrosion monitoring
  • Electron microscopy
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Mechanical properties
  • Mortar
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Optical microscopy
  • Polymer additives
  • Rheology


  • PhD in civil engineering, École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, 2018
  • BS in civil engineering, Universidade de São Paulo, 2013

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • ASTM International Main Committee C26/Subcommittee C26.13 member
  • Reviewer for Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste

Awards and Recognitions

  • Award of Appreciation, ASTM International Committee C26 on Nuclear Fuel Cycle, 2021



  • Chong S., B.J. Riley, R.M. Asmussen, A. Fujii Yamagata, J. Marcial, S. Lee, and C. Burns. 2022. "Iodine capture with metal-functionalized polyacrylonitrile composite beads containing Ag0, Bi0, Cu0, or Sn0 particles." ACS Applied Polymer Materials 4, no. 12:9040-9051. PNNL-SA-174578. doi:10.1021/acsapm.2c01407
  • Fujii Yamagata A.L., S.A. Saslow, J.J. Neeway, T. Varga, L.R. Reno, Z. Zhu, and K.A. Rod, et al. 2022. "The Behavior of Iodine in Stabilized Granular Activated Carbon and Silver Mordenite in Cementitious Waste Forms." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 244-245. PNNL-SA-165944. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2022.106824