Extreme/Nuclear Materials Life Cycle Analysis

Faculty in our nuclear engineering program are helping to grow our understanding of the effects of intense radiation fields on advanced materials. They’re also exploring the use of radiation in the synthesis, processing and modification of specialized nanomaterials.

Meet the experts

Carlos Castano

Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Energy, nuclear materials, plasma materials interactions, hydrogen in materials, and radio-electromechanical effects

Joseph Graham

Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Radiation effects in ceramics, radiation solid interactions, nuclear fuel properties, nuclear waste forms

Xin Liu

Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Medical imaging system, computed tomography, image reconstruction; radiation detection, dosimetry, and biology; monte carlo simulation; nuclear well logging

Shoaib Usman

Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Radiation transport, radiation protection, radioactive waste management