Governor’s Chair for Computational Nuclear Engineering
Brian Wirth is an authority in the ways materials behave in extreme environments. His research investigates the performance of nuclear fuels and structural materials in nuclear environments.
Wirth expects this research to lead to improved prediction of the longevity of nuclear reactor components and ultimately the development of high-performance, radiation-resistant materials for advanced nuclear fission and fusion energy applications.
He also serves as deputy lead of fuels materials and chemistry for the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), the first DOE Energy Innovation Hub.
In the News
March 2014 The New Yorker: A Star in a Bottle
February 2012 Governor’s Chair Brian Wirth Briefs Energy Secretary Chu
November 2011 Your Mileage May Vary
September 2011 Faculty News and Notes
June 2010 from the University of California, Berkeley
303 Pasqua Engineering Building
Department of Nuclear Engineering
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2300
Oak Ridge National Lab
PO Box 2008 MS-6003
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6003