Welcome to the Nuclear Oriented Materials & Examination (NOME) Laboratory at the University of Michigan. Our research focuses on three broad areas: (i) advanced manufacturing and alloy development: development of novel processing routes and compositions to obtain high performance alloys for nuclear energy applications, (ii) radiation effects and characterization: examination of the materials changes induced through radiation using advanced characterization techniques, and (iii) emerging technologies: rapid exploration of disruptive technologies including data analytics for nuclear energy applications.
We are a diverse and multidisciplinary team with backgrounds in nuclear engineering, materials science, physics, and mechanical engineering. Our laboratory leverages the vast resources at University of Michigan including the Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory and the Michigan Center for Materials Characterization. We also partner with external collaborators such as Idaho National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory and use scientific user facilities such as the Nuclear Science User Facility to accomplish our research and development goals.
The NOME lab welcomes innovative thought and seeks to foster a culture that uses diversity and cross-cutting activities to springboard new innovations in nuclear materials.
Details on how to join NOME lab.
We work at the interface between materials synthesis, advanced characterization, and nuclear energy
Understanding helium and precipitation in steels.
Use MIBL and MC2 to conduct irradiation and post-irradiation examination of AM HT-9
Development of accelerated irradiation creep testing
Development of commercial grade Castable Nanostructured Alloys (CNAs) for fusion energy
Evaluating how human perception in ambiguous images impacts extrinsic errors in common machine learning frameworks for feature detection
Applications of edge computing and machine learning to automatically identify features in micrographs
Optimizing processing parameters of wire arc additive manufactured nuclear steels.
Using ion beams to emulate neutron irradiation after preconditioning.
Develop and maintain the world leading resource of FeCrAl materials properties for nuclear power applications
Using machine vision techniques for rapid defect detection in electron microscopy images.
Radiation Effects, Advanced Alloys, Novel Manufacturing & Characterization, Data Analytics
Defects, Metallurgy, Radiation Damage, Characterization
Advanced Nuclear Materials, Advanced Reactor Design, Reactor Fuels
Characterization, Radiation Effects, Maching Learning
Advanced fission and fusion reactor design, Advanced nuclear materials, Superalloy development for reactor applications, Reactor safety analysis
Machine Learning, Radiation Effects, Molten Salt Reactors
Radiation Effects, Advanced Nuclear Materials, Mechanical Behaviors of Irradiated Materials, Thorium Fuel Cycle
Additive Manufacturing, Radiation Effects, Advanced Characterization
Advanced Nuclear Materials, Hydrogen Storage Applications, Nuclear Thermal Propoulsion, Additive Manufacturing
Radiation Effects, Advanced Nuclear Materials
Additive Design, Engine Systems Design, Machine Learning, Data Analytics
Advanced Reactors Systems, Alternative Energy Systems, Combustion Engines
Radiation Effects in Advanced Alloys, Advanced Characterization, Mechanical Behaviors of Irradiated Materials
Radiation Effects, Characterization, Nanostructured Alloys, Nanomechanical Testing
Advanced Alloys, Radiation Effects
Thermal Hydraulics, Computational Physics, Advanced Reactors, Nuclear Materials
Radiation Effects, Fusion & Plasma-Facing Materials, Computational Materials Science, Machine Learning
List of all publications by NOME lab