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Current Researchers

Blondel, Sophie

Blondel, Sophie

After finishing my PhD in particle physics I decided to direct the focus of my research toward code development and ...
Chen, Ze

Chen, Ze

RAFM steels is a kind of promising structural materials for future fusion reactors, which show advantages in both mechanical properties ...

Collins, Kailee

Research Description Pending ...
Dasgupta, Dwaipayan

Dasgupta, Dwaipayan

Tungsten is considered as a suitable plasma-facing material candidate for divertor and first-wall systems, capable of tolerating the extreme ...
Garcia, Wendy

Garcia, Wendy

I am completing my Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. As part of the University of Tennessee ...
Hayes, Alyssa

Hayes, Alyssa

I am a Nuclear Engineering Ph.D. student at the University of Tennessee. My work concerns the plasma-material interactions in magnetically-confined ...
Huang, Guiyang

Huang, Guiyang

I do DFT calculations using VASP to investigate lithium coating on graphite substrate,  interfacial energy between alpha Zr and Zr ...
Lasa, Ane

Lasa, Ane

My scientific interests focus on plasma-material interactions, that is, the interface and interplay between the wall materials in fusion devices ...
Li, Congyi

Li, Congyi

High entropy alloys (HEAs), a new type of material system, have potential application as a structural material in advanced nuclear ...
March-Rico, Jose Francisco

March-Rico, Jose Francisco

Zirconium alloys have observed extensive use as cladding materials in nuclear applications due to their low thermal neutron absorption coefficient; ...
Martin, David

Martin, David

I am researching the effects of a high-pressure helium bubble layer on hydrogen retention in tungsten through the use of ...
Morris, Samuel

Morris, Samuel

Irradiation of fcc austenitic alloys by neutrons or ions leads to the creation of large numbers of immobile Frank interstitial ...

Norman, Jonathan

Research Description Pending ...
Rizk, Jason

Rizk, Jason

My research is focused on the chemical corrosion aspect of fuel performance modeling, such as cladding oxidation and CRUD formation. ...
Singh, Gyanender

Singh, Gyanender

I determine the thermo-mechanical behavior of materials under complex physical conditions with the aim of predicting the performance of structures ...
Stirrup, Emily

Stirrup, Emily

My research currently lies in modelling the effect of defect physics on the behavior of structural materials. Using molecular dynamics ...
Sweet, Ryan

Sweet, Ryan

In order to improve the accident tolerance of light water reactor (LWR) fuel, alternative cladding materials have been proposed to ...
Xunxiang, Hu

Xunxiang, Hu

My research is in the field of irradiation effects on materials, and focuses on gas behavior in structural materials used ...
Yang, Li

Yang, Li

I joined the group as a research associate in March 2017. I am responsible for performing computer simulations of defect ...

Nuclear Fuels and Materials Performance Research


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