The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Joint Institute for Advanced Materials

Steven J. Zinkle

Steven Zinkle

UTK/ORNL Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials
Department of Nuclear Engineering and Department of Materials Science & Engineering

PhD, Nuclear Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests

  • Radiation effects in materials
  • Deformation and fracture mechanisms in structural materials
  • Fusion reactor materials
  • Fission reactor materials
  • Materials processing and performance under extreme conditions
  • Microstructure-property relationships
  • Thermal and electrical conductivity of materials
  • Transmission electron microscopy
  • Accident tolerant fuel systems
  • Nonequilibrium and additive manufacturing processes

Selected Publications

S.J. Zinkle and G.S. Was, “Materials Challenges in Nuclear Energy”, Acta Materialia Diamond Jubilee volume, Acta Materialia 61, no. 3 (2013) 735-758.

S.J. Zinkle, "Effects of H and He Irradiation on Cavity Formation and Blistering in Ceramics", Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. B 286, (2012) 4-19.

S.J. Zinkle and N.M. Ghoniem, “Prospects for Accelerated Development of High Performance Structural Materials”, J. Nucl. Mater. 417, no. 1-3 (2011) 2-8.

S.J. Zinkle and J.T. Busby, “Structural Materials for Fission and Fusion Energy”, Materials Today 12, no. 11 (2009) 12-19.

Y. Matsukawa and S.J. Zinkle, “One-dimensional Fast Migration of Vacancy Clusters in Metals”, Science, 318, no. 5852 (Nov, 9, 2007) 959-962.

L.L. Snead, S.J. Zinkle and D.P. White, "Thermal Conductivity Degradation of Ceramic Materials due to Low Temperature Low Dose Neutron Irradiation", J. Nucl. Mater. 340 (2005) 187-202.

Contact Information

Steven J. Zinkle
306 Pasqua Engineering Building
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2300




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