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Fuel Cycle & Materials Laboratory Graduate Theses

See below for a collection of theses written by graduate students within the FCML. Click on the year to see the thesis' abstract.

 

2011 Academic Year

John Creasy

Submitted for Master of Science - December 2011

Title: Thermal Properties of Uranium-Molybdenum Alloys: Phase Decomposition Effects of Heat Treatments

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Jeffrey Hausaman

Submitted for Master of Science - December 2011

Title: Hot Extrusion of Alpha Phase Uranium-Zirconium Alloys for TRU Burning Fast Reactors

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2010 Academic Year

Grant Helmreich

Submitted for Master of Science - December 2010

Title: Characterization of Alpha-Phase Sintering of Uranium and Uranium-Zirconium Alloys for Advanced Nuclear Fuel Applications

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Thomas Hogelin

Submitted for Master of Science - December 2010

Title: Radioactive Flow Characterization for Real-Time Detection Systems in Urex+ Nuclear Fuel Processing

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Randy  Kelley

Submitted for Doctor of Philosophy - August 2010

Title: Design of an Integrated System to Recycle Zircaloy Cladding using a Hydride-Milling-Dehydride Process

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Michael Naramore

Submitted for Master of Science - August 2010

Title: High Thermal Conductivity UO2-BeO Nuclear Fuel: Neutronic Performance Assessments and Overview of Fabrication

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2009 Academic Year

David Garnetti

Submitted for Master of Science - December 2009

Title: Uranium Powder Production Via Hydride Formation and Alpha Phase Sintering of Uranium and Uranium-Zirconium Alloy’s for Advanced Nuclear Fuel Applications

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Braden Goddard

Submitted for Master of Science - December 2009

Title: Developmental of a Real-Time Detection Strategy for Material Accountancy and Process Monitoring During Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Using the Urex+3A Method

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Luis Ortega

Submitted for Doctor of Philosophy - December 2009

Title: Sintered Bentonite Ceramics for the Immobilization of Cesium- and Strontium-Bearing Radioactive Waste

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2008 Academic Year

Adam Parkison

Submitted for Master of Science - May 2008

Title: Hydride Production in Zircaloy-4 as a Function of Time and Temperature

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Jeffrey Wegener

Submitted for Master of Science - December 2008

Title: Production of Cerium Oxide Microspheres by an Internal Gelation Sol-Gel Process

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2007 Academic Year

Paul Mews

Submitted for Master of Science - December 2007

Title: Evaluation of Zirconium-Iron-Rhenium Alloys as Surrogates for a Technetium Alloy

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2006 Academic Year

Aaron Totemeier

Submitted for Master of Science - August 2006

Title:  Evaluation of a Zirconium-Matrix Cermet for the Storage and Transmutation of Transuranic Isotopes

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Amy Slaga

Submitted for Master of Science - August 2007

Title: Chemical Vapor Deposition of Porous Silicon Carbide onto Ceramic Microspheres using a Fluidized Bed Reactor

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Luis Ortega

Submitted for Master of Science - August 2011

Title: Engineered Storage Forms for the Immobilization of Radioactive Cesium and Strontium

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2005 Academic Year

Dennis Kraemer

Submitted for Master of Science - August 2005

Title: Establishing Methods for Recycling Spent Zircaloy Cladding using a Hydride-Dehydride Processing Route

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1992 Academic Year

Dr. Sean McDeavitt

Submitted for Master of Science - December 1992

Title: Hot Isostatic Pressing of U-10ZR Alloy Nuclear Fuel By coupled Grain Boundary Diffusion and Power-Law Creep

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