Sewell, Tommy Dan 
University of Missouri
Citation: For theory and modeling capabilities related to material response at extreme conditions, in particular for the simulation of many-atom molecular crystals undergoing high rate deformation, including shock-induced chemical reactions leading to explosive detonation.
Smilowitz, Laura Beth 
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering radiography to study thermal explosions, including the development of both a scaled table-top dynamic radiographic facility capable of producing continuous X-ray movies of high speed events, and the triggering techniques required to observe the spontaneous onset of a thermal explosion.