Welcome to the Nuclear Oriented Materials & Examination (NOME) Laboratory at the University of Michigan. Our research focuses on three broad areas: (i) advanced manufacturing and alloy development: development of novel processing routes and compositions to obtain high performance alloys for nuclear energy applications, (ii) radiation effects and characterization: examination of the materials changes induced through radiation using advanced characterization techniques, and (iii) emerging technologies: rapid exploration of disruptive technologies including data analytics for nuclear energy applications.
We are a diverse and multidisciplinary team with backgrounds in nuclear engineering, materials science, and mechanical engineering. Our laboratory leverages the vast resources at University of Michigan including the Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory and the Michigan Center for Materials Characterization. We also partner with external collaborators such as Idaho National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory and use scientific user facilities such as the Nuclear Scientific User Facility to accomplish our research and development goals.
The NOME lab welcomes innovative thought and seeks to foster a culture that uses diversity and cross-cutting activities to springboard new innovations in nuclear materials.
Details on how to join NOME lab.
Understanding helium and precipitation in steels.
Use MIBL and MC2 to conduct irradiation and post-irradiation examination of AM HT-9
Optimizing processing parameters of wire arc additive manufactered nuclear steels.
Using ion beams to emulate neutron irradiation after preconditioning.
Develop and maintain the world leading resource of FeCrAl materials properties for nuclear power applications
Using machine vision techniques for rapid defect detection in electron microscopy images.
Radiation Effects, Advanced Alloys, Novel Manufacturing & Characterization, Data Analytics
Advanced Nuclear Materials, Advanced Reactor Design, Reactor Fuels
Machine Learning, Radiation Effects, Molten Salt Reactors
Radiation Effects in Advanced Alloys, Advanced Characterization, Mechanical Behaviors of Irradiated Materials
Additive Manufacturing, Radiation Effects, Advanced Characterization
Advanced Reactors Systems, Advanced Nuclear Materials, Fission and Neutron Transport
Advanced Reactors Systems, Alternative Energy Systems, Combustion Engines
Radiation Effects, Fusion & Plasma-Facing Materials, Computational Materials Science, Machine Learning