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Jordan Andrew Evans

Jordan Evans

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Phone (505) 665-6195

Capabilities

  • Chemical Science
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • Nuclear cross-sections
  • Medical isotopes
  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • Materials
  • Materials by design
  • Radiological materials
  • Materials behavior in extreme environments,
  • High pressure
  • High temperature
  • Irradiation
  • Uranium manufacturing
  • Alloy design and development
  • Mechanical forming and machining
  • Powder metallurgy
  • Metallurgical characterization
  • Corrosion
  • Novel manufacturing methods
  • Chemical vapor deposition
  • Physical vapor deposition
  • Precision manufacturing
  • Microfabrication
  • Radiation detectors
  • Nanotechnology
  • Ceramics processing
  • Electron microscopy
  • Ion beam materials characterization
  • Scanned probe microscopies
  • Ion/solid interactions
  • Alloy phase theory
  • Plasticity theory
  • X-ray spectroscopy and imaging
  • Multiscale modeling of nuclear fuel and fuel systems
  • Design of next generation nuclear fuels
  • Photoemission spectroscopies
  • High magnetic fields
  • Nanoscale (in time and space) spectroscopies
  • Microscopic, mesoscopic and continuum level mechanical behavior
  • Condensed matter
  • Condensed matter theory
  • Acoustic and nondestructive evaluation research effort for chemical and biological agent detection
  • Biological assemblies
  • National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NMHFL)
  • Nuclear Engineering and Technology
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Nuclear reactor technology
  • Advanced oxide fuels
  • Reactor design
  • Cladding materials
  • Reactor design and safety analyses
  • Reactor design methods and tools
  • Advanced oxide fuels
  • Cladding materials
  • Design of next generation nuclear fuels
  • Uranium manufacturing
  • Actinides
  • Actinide characterization
  • Materials
  • Neutron Diffraction
  • Materials Texture
  • In-situ Load-Stress/Strain neutron Characterization
  • In-situ Load-Stress/Strain X-ray Characterization
  • Writing & Editing
  • Technical writing
  • Technical editing
  • Teaching (grammar, clear writing, proposals, etc.)

Expertise

  • Nuclear materials science, radiation damage, and radiation effects
  • Engineering and design of nuclear fuel, cladding, and materials for use in extreme conditions and advanced nuclear systems
  • Additive manufacturing of nuclear fuels, claddings, and advanced materials
  • Magnetothermomechanical analysis of irradiated or nuclear materials
    • Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS)
    • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
    • Light flash thermal diffusivity analysis (LFA)
  • Implementation of nanotechnology in nuclear materials engineering and nuclear medicine
  • Radiation-assisted chemical catalysis and nuclear chemistry
  • Diffraction-based analysis of irradiated or nuclear materials
    • X-ray diffraction (XRD)
    • Neutron diffraction
    • Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD)
  • Electron microscopy-based analysis of irradiated or nuclear materials
    • Transmission electron miscroscopy (TEM)
    • Focused ion beam (FIB)
    • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and wavelength dispersive spectroscopy (WDS)
  • Scanning probe-based analysis of irradiated or nuclear materials
    • Nanoindentation
    • Atomic force microscopy (AFM)

Education

2017  Ph.D.     Materials Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

  • Dissertation: Anisotropic Response of Laser Additively Manufactured Nuclear Alloys to Radiation Damage

 

2013  M.S.      Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

  • Thesis: Improving Targeted Radionuclide Therapy Using Nuclear Nanotechnology

 

2011  B.S.       Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

  • Thesis: Generation IV Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR) Design Project

 

LANL Positions

2018 - Present

Glenn T. Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellow

Materials Physics and Applications Division, Condense Matter and Magnet Science

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

 

2018 - Present

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Materials Physics and Applications Division, Condense Matter and Magnet Science

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

 

Professional Societies

American Nuclear Society

 

Awards

2018    Glenn T. Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellowship, Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Thermodynamic and Dynamic Elastic Properties of UO2+x
  • Development of temperature- and magnetic field-dependent resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS)
  • Study phonon-magnon interactions, anisotropic thermal conductivity, and magnetoelastic memory in UO2+x

 

2016    Delegate, United States Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation

  • Delegates discuss nuclear policies with U.S. Senators, Congressmen, the Secretary of Energy, the Advisor to the President on Science and Technology Policy, NRC commissioners, staff from the Senate and House Energy Committees, and other leaders/policymakers
  • http://www.nesd.org/delegates/evans.html

 

2016    Roy G. Post Graduate Scholarship, The Roy G. Post Foundation

  • International scholarship program recognizing improvements in the management of nuclear materials

 

2012    1st Prize, Student Research Week (SRW), Texas A&M University

  • Annual university-wide research competition for all Texas A&M students, judged by Texas A&M professors
  • Competed against all graduate students in the Texas A&M Colleges of Dwight Look College of Engineering and Architecture (total of more than 15 departments represented)
  • Awarded with distinction of "The Texas A&M University 12th Man of Research

 

2010    Distinguished Student Award, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University

 

Publications

  • Jordan A. Evans, Scott A. Anderson, Eric J. Faierson, Delia Perez-Nunez, Sean M. McDeavitt, Anisotropic radiation-induced segregation in Inconel 600 rods built by laser additive manufacturing. Journal of Nuclear Technology. In Review, September 2018.
  • Jordan A. Evans, Scott A. Anderson, Eric J. Faierson, Delia Perez-Nunez, Sean M. McDeavitt, Anisotropic radiation-induced changes in 316L stainless steel rods built by laser additive manufacturing. Journal of Nuclear Technology. Accepted on July 16, 2018.
  • Kristina Yancey Spencer, L.S., Ryan A. Brito, Jordan A. Evans, Clifford S. Hart, Anbang Hu, Andi Jati, Karyn Stern, Sean M. McDeavitt, Sensitivity study for accident tolerant fuels: Property comparisons and behavior simulations in a simplified PWR to enable ATF development and design. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 2016. 309: p. 197-212.
  • Luis H. Ortega, Brandon J. Blamer, Jordan A. Evans, Sean M. McDeavitt, Development of an accident-tolerant fuel composite from uranium mononitride (UN) and uranium sesquisilicide (U3Si2) with increased uranium loading. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 2016. 471: p. 116-121.
  • Luis H. Ortega, Jordan A. Evans, Sean M. McDeavitt, Development of a High Density Uranium Nitride-Uranium Silicide Composite Accident Tolerant Fuel. Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 2014, American Nuclear Society: Reno, Nevada. p. 999-1000.
  • Denise Adams, Jordan A. Evans, Michael W. Hackemack, Travis M. Garrett, Seeking Safer Energy - Texas A&M Trio Offers Nuclear Alternatives.  Fort Bend Herald Newspaper, Business Profile, August 1, 2011, p. 3.
 
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