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Joshua Beers

Energy Materials


Supervising Faculty: Juergen Rapp, Ted Biewer

Josh grew-up in Hannibal, MO where he finished high school and found his passion for the sciences. For his undergraduate education he pursued and achieved a Bachelors in Nuclear Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. His undergraduate research consisted of a heat-transfer model for MS&T’s research nuclear reactor coolant system. This lead him to an internship at Idaho National Laboratory doing a heat-transfer model of the verification melters at the Hanford, WA DOE site. Josh started his graduate education by earning his Masters in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Science at the University of Michigan. His graduate work was in Light Water Reactor Sustainability working on understanding how stainless steel structural components degrade due to IASCC. Josh is now in the Bredesen Center to earn his Ph.D. in Energy Science and Engineering. Josh’s research interest is in nuclear materials degradation studies. He is working currently at ORNL in the Fusion Materials for Nuclear Systems Division studying plasma material interactions for the ITER project.



Nuclear Materials: IASCC of stainless steels for current LWRs, Plasma material interactions for ITER


Masters of Science in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Science – University of Michigan

Bachelors of Science in Nuclear Engineering – Missouri University of Science and Technology


Awards and Recognitions

  • APS-DPP Student Travel Grant


Google Scholar Profile: Josh Beers

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