Brian Wirth

Governor's Chair for Nuclear Engineering

Phone: 865-974-2525

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Brian Wirth is the Governor's Chair for nuclear engineering. He is an authority in the ways materials behave in extreme environments. Wirth's research investigates the performance of nuclear fuels and structural materials in nuclear environments. He 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.

Topics of expertise: Radiation effects in materials, molecular dynamics simulation, and nanomaterials.