Center for Thermal Energy Transport under Irradiation (TETI)


David Hurley

Lead Institution

Idaho National Laboratory




To provide the foundational work necessary to accurately model and ultimately control electron- and phonon-mediated thermal transport in 5f-electron materials in extreme irradiation environments.

Research Topics

optics, phonons, thermal conductivity, nuclear, defects, magnetism and spin physics, mesoscale science, mesostructured materials

Systems Studied

Systems: metal, oxide, ceramic, actinide

Interfaces: gas/solid, solid/solid

Nanostructured: None

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, neutron diffraction and scattering, neutron spectroscopy, electron microscopy, surface science, ultrafast science, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), dynamical mean field theory (DMFT), monte carlo (MC), continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling

Partner Institutions

  • Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Columbia University
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Ohio State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Central Florida 

BES Staff Contact

Philip Wilk,  John Vetrano