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William Weber

Governor’s Chair for Radiation Effects on Materials

William Weber is an internationally recognized leader and expert on the interaction of nuclear radiation and charged particle beams with solids.

His work primarily focuses on the use of ion beams to conduct fundamental studies of radiation effects in materials to structurally modify materials for advanced technologies and to perform accelerated testing of materials for extreme radiation environments.

He serves as director of the Ion Beam Materials Laboratory, a research partnership between UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory that provides unique new capabilities available to the UT and ORNL scientific community, as well as other research and development organizations.

Bio Pages

Joint Institute for Advanced Materials

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Lab Page

Ion Beam Materials Laboratory

In the News

February 2020 UT-ORNL Researchers Develop New Radiation-Resistant Material

August 2015 Weber Publishes in Nature Communications

June 2015 Weber Receives Lee Hsun Lecture Award

February 2015 Guest editor for Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science Vol. 19, Issue 1 (2015)

August 2014 Journal Highlights UT Lab, ORNL Connections

May 2012 UT Receives $1.7 Million to Train Nuclear Leaders and Conduct Research

March 2011 Prospective Students for CIRE Inaugural Class Visit Campus

January 2011 Fellow of the American Physical Society

December 2010 Governor’s Chair Professor Elected 2010 Fellow of American Physical Society


March 2010 from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

William Weber

Contact Info


UT 865-974-0415
ORNL 865-574-6773

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
201 Fibers & Composites Manufacturing Facility
1321 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-1950