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Materials Science Research Lecture

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Understanding and predicting radiation-matter interactions through atomistic modeling
Eva Zarkadoula, PhD, Oak Ridge National Laboratory,

Refreshments at 3:45pm outside lecture hall.


The interactions of radiation with matter are relevant to multiple fields and applications, including material modification and functionalization, material characterization, material synthesis, and nuclear environments. Controlling the materials' response to the extreme conditions of radiation, and ultimately achieving exceptional material properties through material modification and material design, requires fundamental understanding of mechanisms at a multiscale level, including the atomistic level. In this seminar, I will discuss atomistic modeling approaches to understand and predict radiation-matter interactions relevant to material modification and functionalization, material characterization, synthesis and radiation damage.

Work was supported by the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a US Department of Energy, Office of Science User Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division.

More about the Speaker:

Eva Zarkadoula is a physicist working in computational materials science at the Center for Nanophase Materials Science at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Eva studied Physics in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In 2010, she moved to London to pursue her PhD in Physics at the Queen Mary University of London. Following her PhD, Eva joined the Materials Science and Technology Division of ORNL as a Postdoctoral Associate. In December 2016, she was employed at ORNL as staff in the same division. As of December 2022, Eva is staff in the Center for Nanophase Materials Science of ORNL.

Her research interests include the materials' behavior in extreme conditions, the interactions of radiation with matter, microstructure alterations and evolution, structural materials and mechanical properties, material modification and functionalization, nuclear energy, and the behavior of disordered systems such as liquids and glasses.

Eva is a member of the Early Career Editorial Board of the Nuclear Materials and Energy Journal published by Elsevier, and Advisor for the JOM Journal, the journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), by Springer.

She is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of her life, including her workplace and STEM.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Blankenship by email at [email protected].