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

Nuclear fatigue; new shielding materials; production of nanomaterials with radiation; radioactive nanoparticles for cancer treatment

Joseph Graham

Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Advanced nuclear ceramics; neutron doping; defect characterization; optical/electronic/scattering techniques

Xin Liu

Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Nuclear medicine imaging; nondestructive testing and evaluation; radiation does estimation and protection

Shoaib Usman

Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Spent nuclear fuel interrogation and reactor safety; gamma spectroscopy; radiation detection; mixed oxide fuel; reactor passive safety; natural convection