SPRING 2014

April 3
Andy Klein and Julie Tucker, Oregon State University, “That’s a Great Design! What Are You Going to Build it Out Of? And Other Annoying Questions by Materials Scientists” 3 pm, Weniger Hall Room 149

April 10
David Donovan, Sandia National Laboratory - California, “It’s Getting Hot in Here! First Wall Materials Issues for Fusion Energy” 3 pm, Weniger Hall Room 149

April 17
Dave Petti, Director, Idaho National Laboratory, “Advanced Gas Reactor TRISO Fuel Development and Qualification Program: Fueling the Future of Nuclear Power” 3 pm, Weniger Hall Room 149

April 24
Mark Anderson, University of Wisconsin, “Carbon Dioxide: The Only Thing We Want Supercritical in a Nuclear Power Plant” 3 pm, Weniger Hall Room 149

May 1
Brian Wirth, University of Tennessee, “Modeling Plasma Surface Interactions in Tungsten through High-Performance Computing” 3 pm, Weniger Hall Room 149

May 8
Micah Hackett, TerraPower, “Developing Materials for the Traveling Wave Reactor” 3 pm, Weniger Hall Room 149

May 9
Todd Allen, Idaho National Laboratory, “Innovative Materials R&D: Interfaces (aka, I'll agree to anything if I think I can get to a baseball game)” 3 pm, Weniger Hall Room 149

May 15
Ken Geelhood, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, “Fuel Performance Modeling of Commercial Light Water Reactor Fuel” 3 pm, Weniger Hall Room 149

May 22
Mike Tonks, Idaho National Laboratory, “MOOSE, BISON, and MARMOTs, Oh My! Nuclear Fuel Modeling Based on Microstructure Rather Than Burnup” 3 pm, Weniger Hall Room 149

May 29
Peter Hosemann, University of California-Berkeley, “Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny, Yellow Tensile Test Machine-y, and Other Small Scale Mechanical Tests for Irradiated Materials” 3 pm, Weniger Hall Room 149

June 5
Steve Zinkle, University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, "Epilogue: Foundations of Radiation Effects in Nuclear Materials" 3 pm, Weniger Hall Room 149