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Brian Wirth

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 US Department Of Energy Innovation Hub.

Bio Pages

Department of Nuclear Engineering

Joint Institute for Advanced Materials

Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education

In the News

May 2015 Wirth Receives Top DOE Honor, Credits UT-ORNL Partnership

January 2015 Energy Department Announces Five-Year Renewal of Funding for First Energy Innovation Hub

October 2014 UT Nuclear Engineers Part of Three Grants Totaling $2.6 Million

March 2014 The New Yorker: A Star in a Bottle

September 2012 UT, ORNL Lead National Team to Study Materials Performance in Nuclear Fusion Reactors

February 2012 Governor’s Chair Brian Wirth Briefs Energy Secretary Chu

November 2011 Your Mileage May Vary

September 2011 Faculty News and Notes

March 2011 Wirth: Fukushima Opens Different Conversation about Nuclear Energy

Appointed

June 2010 from the University of California, Berkeley

Brian Wirth

Contact Info

E-mail
UT bdwirth@utk.edu
ORNL wirthbd@ornl.gov

Phone
UT 865-974-2554
ORNL 865-574-9970

Address
UT
303 Pasqua Engineering Building
Department of Nuclear Engineering
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2300

ORNL
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
PO Box 2008 MS-6003
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6003


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