Diane E. Albert, PhD, is a US registered patent attorneyDiane E. Albert

Diane E Albert, PhD is a US registered patent attorney and is licensed to practice in New Mexico.

Diane specializes in patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, entertainment law, and various types of contracts. Prior to working with Albuquerque Business Law, P.C., Diane previously worked at Peacock Meyers, P.C., drafting patents in a wide variety of specialties, including mechanical, solar energy, optical, and chemical composition.

Diane graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2007 after working at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for more than eleven years.  Her time at Los Alamos included studying the effects of strain rate on various materials via mechanical testing and electron microscopy.  When Diane was awarded a fellowship at the National Academy of Engineering in DC from 1997-99, she went on a change of Station assignment from LANL.

Diane serves as secretary on the UNM School of Law’s Alumni Board and is past Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Section of the NM Bar.  She is a member of the NM State Bar, the Albuquerque Bar, and is a member of the Women in the Legal Profession Committee.

Diane is a 28-year member of The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS) and serves on its Accreditation Committee.  She also has volunteered as a Materials Science & Engineering Departmental Reviewer for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) since 1998 and has served on the University of Alabama, Birmingham, MSE Dept. Industrial Advisory Committee since 2005.

Educational Background

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • School of Law: J.D., May 2007

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

  • PhD Materials Science and Engineering, 1991
  • Master of Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, 1987

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

  • BS Metallurgical Engineering, 1982. Cum Laude
  • BS Mathematics Education, 1979

Honors and Awards

  • 2006-07 UNM School of Law’s Helen S. Carter prize for Outstanding Legal Writing
  • ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law, UNM School of Law, May 2007
  • Dean’s Award for Significant Contribution to the Law School Community, UNM School of Law, May 2007
  • Women in STEM Pioneer Award for Engineering, The Ohio State University: Recipient, May 2007
  • Woman on the Move Award, Rio Grande Chapter YWCA: Recipient, 2004
  • “Ten Who Made a Difference in northern New Mexico” award, Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper, November 2002
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, The Ohio State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2002
  • NM Governor’s Award for NM Outstanding Women: Recipient, 1996, 2000, 2003
  • City of Columbus, Ohio Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer, 1982
  • IMPACT! Award, awarded by the NM Network of Women in Science and Engineering (NMNWSE) recognizing the contributions of women in New Mexico: 2012


  1. Diane E. Albert and Anthony W. Thompson: “Creep Behavior of Ti-24Al-11Nb,” in High Temperature Aluminides and Intermetallics, edited by S.H. Whang, C.T. Liu, D.P. Pope, and J.O. Stiegler, TMS, Warrendale, PA, 1990, pp. 199-206.
  2. Diane E. Albert: “Effects of Microstructure on Creep of Ti-24Al-11Nb Polycrystals,” Ph.D. Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University, June, 1991.
  3. Diane E. Albert and A. Reza Yavari: “Growth of Interfacial Phases: Effects of External and Internal Stresses,” in Thin Films: Stresses and Mechanical Properties III, edited by W.D. Nix, J.C. Bravman, E. Arzt, and L.B. Freund, MRS, Pittsburgh, PA, 1992, pp. 19-24.
  4. Diane E. Albert and Anthony W. Thompson: “Creep Mechanisms of Ti-24Al-11Nb,” Titanium ’92, Proceedings of the Seventh World Conference on Titanium, Vol. 2, edited by F.H. Froes and I.L. Caplen, San Diego, CA, TMS, Warrendale, PA, 1994, pp. 1251-1258.
  5. Diane E. Albert and Anthony W. Thompson: “Effect of Microstructure on Creep of Ti-24Al-11Nb,” Metall. Trans., 1992, vol. 23, pp. 3035-43.
  6. Anthony W. Thompson, Diane E. Albert, and George T. Gray III: “Fatigue Crack Growth in Rail Steels,” Proceedings of the FRA/ERRI International Conference on Rail Quality and Maintenance for Modern Railway Operation, Delft, the Netherlands, June, 1992, edited by J.J. Kalker, D.F. Cannon, and O. Orringer, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 361-372.
  7. Diane E. Albert and George T. Gray III:  “A Description of Deformation Twinning in Dynamically Deformed and Shock-Loaded Polycrystalline Ni3Al,” Phil. Mag., 1994, vol. 70, pp. 145-158.
  8. Diane E. Albert and George T. Gray III:  “Dislocation Reactions Responsible for the Formation of a Twin in the Ordered L12 Alloy Ni-30Al-20Fe,” Phil Mag., 1995, vol. 71, p. 473-487.
  9. Diane E. Albert, George T. Gray III, and Sumit Guha: “Quasistatic and Dynamic Deformation of a Ni-20Al-30Fe + 90 wt% W Composite at 77K and 300K,” in Tungsten and Refractory Metals 2, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Tungsten & Refractory Metals,  MPIF, Princeton, NJ, 1995, pp.187-198.
  10. D.E. Albert and G.T. Gray III: “Dislocation Substructures in Shock-Loaded Ni-20Al- 30Fe and Ni3Al,” in High-Temperature Ordered Intermetallics VI, MRS Symposium Proceedings vol. 364, edited by Joe Horton, Ian Baker, Shuji Hanada, Ron Noebe, and Dan Schwartz, MRS, Pittsburgh, PA, 1995, pp. 725-730.
  11. Diane E. Albert and Anthony W. Thompson:  “Effect of Stress-Temperature Regimes on Creep Mechanisms in Ti-24Al-11Nb,” Materials Science & Engrg A., 1996, vol. 210, pp. 48-56.
  12. Diane E. Albert and George T. Gray III:  “Mechanical and Microstructural Response of Ti-24Al-11Nb as a Function of Temperature and Strain Rate,” Acta materialia. 1997, vol. 45, pp. 343-356.
  13. Darryl P. Butt, Diane E. Albert, and Thomas N. Taylor: “Kinetics of Thermal Oxidation of Silicon Nitride Powders,” Journal of the American Ceramics Society, 1996, vol. 79, pp. 2809-2814.
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