Nuclear Science & Security Experts

Steve Skutnik

Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Steve Skutnik’s research focuses on issues pertaining to the nuclear fuel cycle, including management of radioactive wastes, advanced nuclear fuel cycles, and safeguards systems for nuclear fuel cycle facilities.


H. L. (Lee) Dodds Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering

Lee Dodds is a world-renown expert on energy production and safety, with a particular expertise in nuclear energy.


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.


Jindong Tan

Associate Head of the Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering

Jindong Tan combines biology and robotics in pursuit of artificially intelligent systems.


Jason Hayward

UCOR Faculty Fellow, Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Jason Hayward’s research focuses on radiation detection, radioactive cleanup, and nuclear nonproliferation work and development.


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.


Brandon Prins

Professor of Political Science, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Global Security Program Fellow

Brandon Prins is a professor of political science whose research focuses on the relationship between domestic politics, international relations, and militarized conflict.