James Stubbins, PhD

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Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
University of Illinois, USA

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Dr. James Stubbins is the Head of the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his BS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan, his MS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He has a continuing appointment with the Department of Mechanical, Nuclear, and Production Engineering at the University of Pisa, Italy. He is former Co-Director of the NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center in Multiphase Flow, and former Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering at Ohio University. He is a former Mentor at the World Nuclear University, Cheongdo, South Korea. He is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society, where he was past Chair of the Fusion Energy Division, Materials Science and Technology Division, and Nuclear Engineering Department Heads Organization. He is the co-author on more than 100 journal articles and holds 1 patent. He served on various advisory committees at other universities. Professor Stubbins’ main research interests are in the area of materials performance and development for advanced energy systems including the influence of radiation effects, liquid metal corrosion, high temperature gaseous corrosion, moderate and elevated temperature materials mechanical properties, and microstructural-level examination of materials using advanced electron-optical techniques.

Research Interest

Advanced Energy Systems and Energy Policy, Nuclear materials, irradiation damage and effects, mechanical properties, high temperature corrosion, and electron microscopy, Nuclear systems design and analysis, Development, analysis and application of materials, primarily for energy-related applications.