Edward A Laitila

Edward A Laitila


  • Senior Research Engineer/Scientist II
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • AAS, Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Focus on X-ray diffraction techniques

Research Interests

  • X-ray diffraction theory and applications
  • Mechanical alloying
  • Intermetallic materials
  • Physical metallurgy
  • Nanoscale materials
  • Materials characterization
  • Powder metallurgy


  • E.A. Laitila, D.E. Mikkola, Employing X-ray scattering to characterize materials with grain sizes in the nano-regime, Powder Diffraction, Vol. 23, Issue 2, June 2008
  • J.J. Le Claire, E.A. Laitila, and D.E. Mikkola, Forming nanostructured cubic trialuminide/carbide composites by mechanical milling followed by thermal processing, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 50, 2003, 95-98
  • D. Dewald, M. Austin, E.A. Laitila, and D.E. Mikkola, Cubic titanium trialuminide thermal spray coatings-a review, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Vol. 10, No. 1, March 2001, 111-117
  • B.J. Pletka, R.I. Schultz-Kramer, and E.A. Laitila, Artifacts in X-ray diffraction experiments, NASA Conference Publication, 2000, 529-542, NASA; 1998