Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering
Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, Univ. Michigan, 1962.
M.S., Nuclear Engineering, Univ. Michigan, 1959.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Univ. Michigan, 1958.
Corrosion, creep and fracture are materials aging and degradation phenomena of concern to Nuclear Science and Engineering. They are also a class of technologically important problems for which molecular-level understanding has not been feasible. However, emerging concepts based on energy landscape modeling and recently developed techniques for sampling transition pathways are making it possible to begin probing the atomistic mechanisms that control stress corrosion cracking and irradiation creep. We are attempting to establish a framework of combining multiphysics modeling with multiscale simulation through our participation in four team projects at the Institute.
Materials Performance and Optimization, Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors, DOE Energy Innovation Hub at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (with MIT as a Principal Partner)
Concrete Sustainability Hub, established at MIT by Portland Cement Association and Ready-Mixed Concrete Research and Education Foundation
Transport and Electrocatalytic Activity at Oxide Hetero-Interfaces, DOE-BES-SISGR, Chemomechanics of Far-From-Equilibrium Interfaces
Control of surface film stability – reactivity, H transport, mechanics, BP Materials and Corrosion Center at MIT