Steve Zinkle

The Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials is Steve Zinkle, who investigates the effect of radiation on materials in fission and fusion nuclear reactors.

His research aims to develop 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 Materials Science & Engineering Department at UT.

Steve Zinkle

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UT Office:
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University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2300

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PO Box 2008 MS-6133
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6133