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Advance science and technology for nuclear structural and related materials by conducting forefront research on materials development, radiation effects, and degradation mechanism

Research and development activities support basic and applied research in materials science and engineering.

Supports DOE programs in Fusion, Light Water Reactor Sustainability, Advanced Reactor Technologies along with Naval Reactor and Strategic Partnership Programs.

Scientific focus:

  • Basic research in understanding the role of damage modes on the properties, structure and failure of structural materials and components.
  • New material development for advanced fusion and fission reactor technologies
  • Understanding and prediction of long-term environmental degradation of materials in commercial nuclear power reactors
  • Development of degradation models for structural materials that inform industry and regulatory agencies


Director, Materials Science and Technology Division
Yutai Kato