Interfacial Dynamics in Radioactive Environments and Materials (IDREAM)



Sue Clark

Lead Institution

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory




To master molecular to mesoscale chemical and physical phenomena at interfaces in complex environments characterized by extremes in alkalinity and low-water activity, and driven far from equilibrium by ionizing (g,b) radiation..

Research Topics

nuclear, separations, water, materials and chemistry by design

Materials Studied

Materials: None

Interfaces: metal/oxide, liquid/solid

Nanostructured Materials: None

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, neutron diffraction and scattering, neutron spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, surface science, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling, data science


Partner Institutions

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State University

BES Staff Contact

Philip Wilk, John Vetrano