The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Joint Institute for Advanced Materials

Brian D. Wirth

Brian Wirth

Governor's Chair Professor
Department of Nuclear Engineering

PhD, Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests

  • Computational modeling and measurements of radiation effects in materials, molecular dynamics simulation, nano-materials

Selected Publications

J. J. Powers and B.D. Wirth, “A Review of TRISO Fuel Performance Modeling”, Journal of Nuclear Materials (2010) 405 (2010) 74-82.

D. Xu and B.D. Wirth, “Modeling Spatially Dependent Kinetics of Helium Desorption in BCC Iron Following He Ion Implantation”, Journal of Nuclear Materials 403 (2010) 184-190.

D. Xu, B.D. Wirth, J. Schroers, and W.L. Johnson, “Calculating Glass-Forming Ability in Absence of Key Kinetic and Thermodynamic Parameters”, Applied Physics Letters 97 (2010) 024102.

C. Hin and B.D. Wirth, “Formation of Y2O3 nanoclusters in nano-structured ferritic alloys: Modeling of precipitation kinetics and yield strength”, Journal of Nuclear Materials 402 (2010) 30-37.

A. Molvik, A. Ivanov, G.L. Kulcinski, D. Ryutov, J. Santarius, T. Simonen, B.D. Wirth, and A. Ying, “A Gas Dynamic Trap Neutron Source for Fusion Material and Subcomponent Testing”, Fusion Science and Technology 57 (2010) 369-394.

J. Marian, E. Martinez, H.-J. Lee, and B.D. Wirth, “Micro/meso-scale computational study of dislocation –stacking – fault tetrahedron interactions in copper”, Journal of Materials Research 24 (2009) 3628-3635.

Contact Information

Brian D. Wirth
303 Pasqua Engineering Building
Department of Nuclear Engineering
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2300




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