Prof. William J. Weber
Prof. William J. Weber joined the faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee in May 2010 as the Governor’s Chair Professor for Radiation Effects on Materials, with a joint appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is the author or co-author of more than 450 journal articles, 113 peer-reviewed conference papers and 10 book chapters. His research encompasses experimental and theoretical aspects of the interaction of radiation and charged-particles with solids, irradiation effects in solids, ion-beam modification of materials, defects and defect/property relationships in ceramics, and performance of nuclear materials. His work on developing radiation-resistant ceramics was recognized in 2001 by the Department of Energy, Office of Science – Decades of Discovery as one of the top 101 innovations in the previous 25 years. In 1995, he received the US Department of Energy Material Sciences Award for Research with Significant Implication for Department of Energy Related Technologies. He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has served as a Principal Editor for the Journal of Materials Research since 2002. As a member of EDDE, he supervises post-doctoral fellows performing atomistic simulations on: (1) the effects of energy transfer between electrons and atoms on cascade evolution and single ion events in Thrust 1; and (2) defect and microstructure evolution due to point defects and cascade overlap in Thrust 2. As director of the UT-ORNL Ion Beam Materials Laboratory, he provides guidance on many of the irradiation studies performed using this facility. He interacts with experimental and computational researchers across EDDE, as well as with international collaborators, particularly in the areas of swift heavy ion irradiations and two-temperature modeling of energy transfer between electrons and atoms.