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Adrien Terricabras

Nuclear Energy


Faculty Advisor: Dr. Steve Zinkle

Adrien Terricabras is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Energy Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee. He graduated with an A.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Nîmes Institute of Technology (France), studied Chemical Engineering during his third year at the University of the West of Scotland (UK) and received a M.S. in Radiochemistry and Nuclear Materials Science from the University of Montpellier (France).

His work focuses on ion irradiation effects on advanced nuclear fuels, specifically on high thermal conductivity nuclear fuel surrogates and nitride coatings for coated particle fuels application.

He enjoys photography, badminton, and caring for his carnivorous plants collection in his spare time.

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Master of Science in Radiochemistry and Nuclear Material Sciences

University of Montpellier – France – 2014


Study abroad – Third year of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

University of the West of Scotland – United Kingdom (In partnership with Nîmes University Institute of Technology) – 2011


Associate of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

Nîmes University Institute of Technology – France - 2010

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