Radioactive Waste Experts

Steve Zinkle

Governor's Chair for Nuclear Materials

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


Brian Wirth

Governor's Chair for Nuclear Engineering

Brian Wirth is the Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Engineering whose research investigates the performance of nuclear fuels and structural materials in nuclear environments.


William Weber

Governor's Chair for Radiation Effects on Materials, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

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


Howard Hall

Governor's Chair for Global Nuclear Security, Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Howard Hall is the Governor’s Chair for Global Nuclear Security and is a nuclear chemist who explores ways to detect and control illicit radioactive materials.


Frank Loeffler

Governor's Chair for Microbiology and Civil and Environmental Engineering

Loeffler is an environmental microbiologist whose research centers on discovering ways to clean the environment, counter the damage humans do to ecosystems, and improve environmental health.