Dr. Mark Daymond
Research Interest: Micromechanisms of deformation in metals, ceramics and composites; slip, twinning, phase transformation, cracking. Both experimental and modelling.
Development and application of advanced neutron and x-ray scattering techniques in materials research, optimisation of diffraction optics, data analysis and statistical treatments. Both experimental and modelling.
Dr. Zhongwen Yao, LEL
Research Interest: Ni-based superalloys, Oxide Dispersion-strengthened (ODS) Steels, Zr alloys, and other nuclear materials etc.
Nanostructure characterization in metals
Thin film coating technology
Transmission electron microscopy imaging technology
Prof. Rick Holt
Research Interest: Performance of reactor components.
Dr. Malcolm Griffiths
Research Interest: Radiation damage in nuclear reactor core materials and the development of improved materials to suit particular nuclear reactor applications.
Development of techniques and methods to quantitatively characterise material microstructures before and after irradiation using transmission electron microscopes and X-ray diffraction facilities.
Irradiation tests using electron, gamma, ion and neutron irradiation.
Modelling irradiation deformation and mechanical property changes.
Dr. Ning Gao
Dr. Laurent Béland
Research Interest: Computational materials physics. The types of methods I use include:
• Atomistic simulation on short timescales (molecular dynamics)
• Atomistic simulations on long timescales (accelerated dynamics)
• Mesoscale simulations
• Classical force-field development, based on empirical data and quantum mechanics
These simulations apply to materials such as:
• Metals and alloys
Dr. Levente Balogh
Research Interest: Irradiation of Materials, Nuclear Materials, Structural Materials, Materials Characterization, X-ray and Neutron Diffraction, Microstructure and Mechanical Property Relations, Accelerator-based Neutron Generation and Spectroscopy.
Phone: (613)533-6000, ext. 7-4570
Accelerator Operator, Lab Technician
Dr. Peyman Saidi
Research Interest: Studying equilibrium and non-equilibrium phase transformations utilizing atomistic simulation techniques such as molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo and DFT.
Links: Google Scholar
Dr. Fei Long
Dr. Kazi Ahmmed
Research Interest: Characterization of Materials Deformation Behavior, Thermal Creep Analysis of Zirconium based Materials, Microstructural evaluation analysis by Line Profile Analysis (X-ray, Neutron Diffraction Data).
Currently working at Reactor Materials Testing Laboratories (RMTL) and involved in multi projects for the development of Proton Ion Radiation Sample Holder.
Links: Research Gate
Dr. Hong Qin
Research Interest: Additive manufacturing-microstructure characterization of selective laser melted (SLM) aluminum alloys and Inconel alloys.
Links: Initiation and Accomodation Article
Variant Selection Article
Effect of Dynamic Strain Aging Article
Microstructure and Texture Evolution Article
Dr. Matthew Topping
Research Interest: Nuclear Materials, proton-irradiations to understand the mechanisms of dislocation loop evolution, ion irradiations in a number of systems including Zirconium and Nickel, electron microscopy (SEM and TEM).
Links: Research Gate
Research Interest: Phase transformations in zirconium alloys, metastable phases, transformation-induced plasticity, applications of diffraction to materials science, statistics of measurement.
Links: Tutorials for MATLAB and MTEX to analyse EBSD data, with Travis Skippon.
Research Interest: Nuclear Materials, Irradiation damages, Mechanisms of nano/micro-deformation in metals, Finite element modeling.
Research Interest: Nuclear Materials, Rate Theory Models.
Research Interest: Mechanical testing of nuclear materials, fracture mechanism of Zr, Digital Image Correlation(DIC) Analysis, Finite Element Modeling(FEM).
Nima Nikpoor Badr
Research Interest: Hydride reorientation in Zr alloys.
Research Interest: Hydride formation in Zr-2.5Nb alloy. Degradation of the mechanical properties of zirconium-based alloys by hydrogen embrittlement.
Synchroton X-ray Diffraction Study Article
Measurement of Hydride Precipitation Article
Research Interest: Nuclear Materials, Modelling, Mechanical Design, Well Design.
Part-time PhD Student, employed at CNL
Research Interest: Environmentally assisted cracking of Zr alloys
Research Interest: Irradiation creep.
Research Interest: Powder metallurgies in additive manufacturing; to study the composition, morphology, size distribution, and other powder characteristic properties and their effects on the parts made by selective laser melting process.
Research Interest: My research topic is ODS steel. I fabricated the ODS steels in University of Science and Technology, Beijing. I am interested in the study of the microstructure and strengthening mechanism of Al-added ODS steels.
Research Interest: Nuclear Materials, Atomistic Simulations.
Research Interest: Nuclear Materials and Irradiation Creep.