• Research

    Nuclear materials compatibility (materials corrosion/degradation)
    Nuclear fuel materials (metallic fuel, fuel-cladding chemical interactions, fuel-coolant interactions)
    Nuclear fuel cycle technology (pyroprocessing)
    Electrochemical separation
    Nuclear safeguards and nonproliferation
    Advanced coolant materials (molten salt, liquid metal)
  • Publications

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  • Professional History

    2016-Present, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2012-2016, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University
    2004-2012, Staff Member Scientist, International Nuclear System Engineering, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    2009-2012, Adjunct Faculty/Graduate Faculty, Department of Chemical Engineering, Ohio University
    2004-2007, Adjunct/Research/Graduate Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    2007, Visiting Faculty, Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    2001-2004, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Material Science and Technology Division & Theoretical Division; Decision and Application Division-Nuclear Design Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    1997-2001, Research Assistant, Department of Mechanics, Zhejiang University


Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, College of Mechanical and Energy, Zhejiang University, 2001
B.S., Engineering Mechanics, Zhejiang University, 1997

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Jinsuo Zhang


Nuclear Engineering Program