Fundamental Understanding of Transport Under Reactor Extremes (FUTURE)


Blas Uberuaga

Lead Institution

Los Alamos National Laboratory




To understand how the coupled extremes of irradiation and corrosion work in synergy to modify the evolution of materials by coupling experiments and modeling that target fundamental mechanisms.

Research Topics

extreme environments, nuclear, defects, mechanical behavior, corrosion, water, mesoscale science

Systems Studied

Systems: metal, oxide, ceramic, electrolytes, ionic liquid

Interfaces: liquid/solid, solid/solid

Nanostructured: 2D

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, electron microscopy, surface science, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling, data science

Partner Institutions

  • Bowling Green State University
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • North Carolina State University
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Virginia

BES Staff Contact

Philip WilkJohn Vetrano