Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials
Steve Zinkle aims to help build a better nuclear reactor. His focus is on developing high-performance, radiation-resistant materials for advanced nuclear fission and fusion energy applications.
Zinkle is also researching accident-tolerant fuel systems for reactors in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in Japan.
He holds a joint appointment in the UT Departments of Nuclear Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering.
In the News
August 2013 from ORNL