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Welcome to the Advanced Materials Lab

The Advanced Materials research group is engaged in a variety of research programs focused on materials processing and materials performance in extreme environments.  Much of the current research is focused on nuclear enabling technologies, including advanced materials development and sensors developments for in-situ nuclear reactor applications as part of the In-Pile Instrumentation Program, or I2.  Historically, the research group has been supported by:

The Department of Energy
The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES)
Idaho National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
The National Science Foundation
The Department of Defense
U. S. Navy
Office of Naval Research
Battelle Energy Alliance
Pratt and Whitney Aerospace
Emisense, Inc.
Ceramatec, Inc.
General Atomics, Inc.
Advanced Ceramic Fibers, Inc.
Boeing, Inc.
HiFunda, Inc.



AML student highlight:

Jordan Vandegrift

Jordan Vandegrift is a Master of Science student in the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering. She’s always been a natural problem solver, even as a child. Whether constructing an igloo in her backyard or disassembling the family television to diagnose a problem, she was constantly solving puzzles. This natural affinity for creative troubleshooting influenced Jordan’s future career choice. To launch her career, she applied for admission to Eastern Oregon University where she planned to study biology. She soon learned that her true interest was engineering and, after completing her freshman year at Eastern Oregon University, returned to her hometown. She chose the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSMSE) based on the diversity and the mix of science and engineering the program offers. Based on Jordan’s accomplishments, she made a wise choice. Learn More about Jordan