Research Interests: Nuclear Fuels and Materials, with emphasis on characterization and property evaluation; Mechanical and Thermal properties of materials; Reactor Irradiation; Radiation damage in materials; Ion Implantation; Kinetics; Composites; Nanostructured materials; Multi-Scale simulation of nuclear fuel.
Nuclear Engineering Program Director, Associate Professor
Research Interests: Applied aspects of cargo monitoring, detector testing and characterization for gamma-ray spectroscopy, as well as development and analysis of techniques for environmental sampling and surveys related to on-site inspections.
Research Interests: Nuclear safeguards, detection statistics of radiation from fissile materials, and the physics behind particle-detector interactions. Neutron physics & detectors. Neutron noise signals. Radiation signal analysis
Associate Professor and MSE Undergraduate Coordinator
Ph. D., 1986, Rensslaer Polytechnic Institute
Research Interests: Interaction of Primary research and teaching interests include inter-relationship of processing, microstructure and properties of high temperature/high performance materials, including superalloys, intermetallics and composites. National AGEP Doctoral Advisor/Mentor (UF-NSF) and Triple-Point Professor Award (UF-MSE)
Research Interests: Advanced modeling and simulation; criticality safety; neutron and photon cross section processing methods and tools; reactor physics applications and methods development; nuclear materials safeguards and security.
Ph. D., 1997, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Research Interests: Biomimetic synthesis of organic-inorganic hybrid composite materials; biomineralization- processes and structure; biomimetic bone graft substitutes; kidney stone formation; phage display for bioelectronic materials interfaces
Ph.D., 1963 Max-Planck Institute Stuttgart/Germany
Research Interests: Electronic Materials, Optical properties of materials, Energetic materials detection, Spark-processing, Differential Reflectometry, Electromigration and other failure mechanisms in thin film interconnects, Radiation damage in materials, Ion implantation.
Distinguished Professor; Director, Particle Engineering Research Center (PERC); Director, Center for Particulate and Surfactant Systems (CPaSS – NSF I/UCRC)
Eng. Sc. D. 1981, Columbia University
Research Interests: Engineered particulate systems for enhanced performance in nano and bio technologies, micro-electronics, advanced materials and minerals, photocatalytic degradation of hazardous microbes, nanotoxicity, and greener reagents and particle technologies
Ph.D., 1992, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
Research Interests: Semiconductor oxides for energy harvesting and storage, photocatalysis and photolysis, electrodes for secondary batteries, barrier coatings, nanostructures in surface science and, biomedical applications of nanoparticles.
Degree: Ph.D., 2008, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: Computational materials science, Computational mechanics, Coevolution of microstructure and properties, Materials in Harsh Environments, Mesoscale modeling and simulation, Nuclear materials, Numerical methods
M. E., 1963, Mass. Inst. of Technology M.E.A. 1980, Geo. Washington Univ.
Research Interests: nuclear fuel cycle, focusing on the processing, fabrication and in core and excore performance of nuclear fuel, multi-scale simulation of nuclear Fuel, economic and environmental evaluation of all forms of electrical energy generation
University of Florida Research Foundation Professor
Ph. D., 2005, Princeton University
Research Interests: Nanostructured electronic materials, organic-inorganic hybrid materials, surfaces and interfaces, energy materials, photovoltaic cells, light-emitting diodes and other optoelectronic devices
Research Interests: structural and fuel materials for nuclear energy systems; LWRs sustainability and aging management; advanced fabrication and joining technologies; used fuel dry storage and disposition.