Mohamed Bourham

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Director of College of Engineering Master of Engineering Program

Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Mohamed Bourham’s interests are in Plasma-matter interaction, plasma propulsion and thrusters, fusion engineering, plasma surface modification, particle accelerators and electron beam irradiation systems, x-ray sources for medical and screening imaging, materials synthesis and coatings, shielding and radiation attenuation studies, nuclear and mixed waste disposal, drycasks and high-level waste packaging studies. In plasma matter-interaction it is from interaction with solids to liquids to energetic combustible materials to fabrics and micro-organisms. He is also interested in studies related to the use of electrothermal plasma launchers for hypervelocity applications and the acceleration of fuel pellets to velocities sufficient for the fusion fueling process with high repetition rates.

He also has research on atmospheric pressure plasma surface modification and functionalization with textile materials to provide enhanced properties such as sterilization, anti-microbial and insect repelling textiles.

Another research area is nuclear and mixed waste disposal and the studies to enhance performance of shielding of drycasks and waste packages. He works in the areas of experimental and computational high heat flux irradiation of materials, gamma ray and neutron attenuation in structure materials, radiation shielding in concretes, studies on multi-layered coatings and corrosion barriers for high level waste packages, and research on evaluation of materials’ corrosion using electrochemical techniques of cyclic potentiodynamic polarization.

Education

Ph.D. 1976

Electrical Engineering-Plasma Physics

Ain Shams University

M.S. 1969

Electrical Engineering-Plasma Physics

Cairo University

B.S. 1965

Electrophysics Engineering

Alexandria University

Research Description

Dr. Bourham's interests are in various areas with research diversity. Area of plasma science: he has interest in plasma-matter interactions, from interaction with solids to liquids to energetic combustible materials to fabrics and micro-organisms; and electrothermal plasmas for propulsion, thrusters and pellet injectors for fusion fueling. Area of materials synthesis and coatings: shielding and radiation attenuation studies, nuclear and mixed waste disposal, drycasks and high-level waste packaging, and evaluation of materials’ corrosion using electrochemical techniques.

Publications

Desizing of PVA sized pet/cotton fabrics with atmospheric pressure plasma
Cornelius, C., McCord, M., Bourham, M., & Hauser, P. (2018), Cellulose, 25(1), 869–881. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-017-1586-1
Effect of Dimensional Changes on Plasma Characteristics in Electrothermal Capillary Discharges for Optimized Performance in Fusion Pellet Injection
Abd Al-Halim, M. A., & Bourham, M. A. (2018), PLASMA PHYSICS REPORTS, 44(9), 870–877. https://doi.org/10.1134/S1063780X18090015
Generation of noble and refractory metals plasma jets by electrothermal discharge for surface deposition applications
Abdel-kader, M. E., Abd Al-Halim, M. A., & Bourham, M. A. (2018), IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 46(6), 2099–2107.
Shielding properties of glasses with different heavy elements additives for radiation shielding in the energy range 15-300 keV
Waly, E.-S. A., Al-Qous, G. S., & Bourham, M. A. (2018), RADIATION PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY, 150, 120–124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radphyschem.2018.04.029
Ablation simulation of tungsten-alternative plasma-facing components due to edge localized modes and hard disruptions
Coburn, J., & Bourham, M. (2017), Fusion Science and Technology, 72(4), 692–698.
Computational investigation of nonideal higher ionization carbon plasma under simulated high heat fluxes in fusion tokamak reactors
Khalafallah, N. M. E., El-Bakry, S. Y., Mohamed, B. F., & Bourham, M. A. (2017), Journal of Fusion Energy, 36(2-3), 100–111.
Desizing of starch sized cotton fabrics with atmospheric pressure plasma
Cornelius, C., McCord, M., Bourham, M., & Hauser, P. (2017), Cellulose, 24(12), 5685–5695. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-017-1509-1
Impact of specialty glass and concrete on gamma shielding in multi-layered PWR dry casks
Waly, E. S. A., Fusco, M. A., & Bourham, M. A. (2017), Progress in Nuclear Energy, 94, 64–70.
Mechanical and radiation shielding proprieties of mortars with additive fine aggregate mine waste
Gallala, W., Hayouni, Y., Gaied, M., Fusco, M., Alsaied, J., Bailey, K., & M., B. (2017), Annals of Nuclear Energy, 101, 600–606.
Surface Modification of PET Film via a Large Area Atmospheric Pressure Plasma: An Optical Analysis of the Plasma and Surface Characterization of the Polymer Film
Rezaei, F., Dickey, M., Bourham, M., & Hauser, P. (2017), Surface and Coatings Technology, 309, 371–381. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2016.11.072
Understanding effect of 3.5 wt.% NaCl on the corrosion of Al0.1CoCrFeNi high-entropy alloy
Kumar, N., Fusco, M., Komarasamy, M., Mishra, R. S., Bourham, M., & Murty, K. L. (2017), Journal of Nuclear Materials, 495, 154–163.
Corrosion of single layer thin film protective coatings on steel substrates for high level waste containers
Fusco, M. A., Ay, Y., Casey, A. H. M., Bourham, M. A., & Winfrey, A. L. (2016), Progress in Nuclear Energy, 89, 159–169.
Gamma-ray mass attenuation coefficient and half value layer factor of some oxide glass shielding materials
Waly, E. S. A., Fusco, M. A., & Bourham, M. A. (2016), Annals of Nuclear Energy, 96, 26–30.
MHD simulation for neutron yield, radiations and beam-ion properties in the spherical plasma focus
Ay, Y., Abd Al-Halim, M. A., & Bourham, M. A. (2016), Journal of Fusion Energy, 35(2), 407–414.
Properties of cellulose-soy protein blend biofibers regenerated from an amine/salt solvent system
Boy, R., Bourham, M., & Kotek, R. (2016), Cellulose, 23(6), 3747–3759. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-016-1072-1
Radial profile of plasma flow parameters following evolution of electrothermal polycarbonate plasma into a large chamber simulating impurity expansion in fusion reactor vacuum vessel
Majumdar, R., & Bourham, M. A. (2016), Journal of Fusion Energy, 35(6), 795–806.
Shielding properties of protective thin film coatings and blended concrete compositions for high level waste storage packages
Fusco, M. A., Winfrey, L., & Bourham, M. A. (2016), Annals of Nuclear Energy, 89, 63–69.
Surface ablation and melting of fusion materials simulated by transient high heat flux generated in an electothermal plasma source
Almousa, N. M., Gilligan, J. G., & Bourham, M. (2016), IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 44(9), 1642–1648.
Temperature-dependent hypersonic flow patterns of expanding high-density metal vapor plasma from capillary source simulating plasma flow following a fusion disruption
Majumdar, R., & Bourham, M. (2016), Journal of Fusion Energy, 35(2), 312–326.
Vapor shield models for fusion reactors plasma-facing components
AlMousa, N., & Bourham, M. A. (2016), Journal of Fusion Energy, 35(5), 786–794.
An investigation of the secondary electron emission coefficient of aluminum and graphite disc electrodes
Radwan, S., & Bourham, M. (2016), Arab Journal of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, 49(4), 121–128.
Attenuation efficiency of X-ray and comparison to gamma ray and neutrons in composite metal foams
Chen, S., Bourham, M., & Rabiei, A. (2015), Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 117, 12–22.
Comparative study of different concrete composition as gamma-ray shielding materials
Waly, E. S. A., & Bourham, M. A. (2015), Annals of Nuclear Energy, 85, 306–310.
Effect of plasma temperature and nonlinearity of the adiabatic compressibility index on flow parameters for hypersonic aerosol expansion following a plasma disruption
Majumdar, R., & Bourham, M. (2015), Journal of Fusion Energy, 34(6), 1269–1277.
Generalized scaling laws of plasma parameters in electrothermal plasma sources for fusion disruption erosion and hypervelocity launch applications
Gonzalez, P. P. V., Gilligan, J., Winfrey, L., & Bourham, M. A. (2015), IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 43(10), 3645–3652.
Modeling and analysis of a dual-channel plasma torch in pulsed mode operation for industrial, space, and launch applications
Zielinski, A. E., Fair, H. D., Winfrey, A. L., & Bourham, M. A. (2015), IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 43(7), 2201–2206.
Neutrons attenuation on composite metal foams and hybrid open-cell Al foam
Chen, S., Bourham, M., & Rabiei, A. (2015), Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 109, 27–39.
Plasma-assisted preparation of high-performance chitosan nanofibers/gauze composite bandages
Nawalakhe, R., Shi, Q., Vitchuli, N., Bourham, M. A., Zhang, X. W., & McCord, M. G. (2015), International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 64(14), 709–717. https://doi.org/10.1080/00914037.2014.1002098
Scaling laws of bulk plasma parameters for a 1-D flow through a capillary with extended converging-diverging nozzle for simulated expansion into fusion reactor chamber
Majumdar, R., Gilligan, J., Winfrey, L., & Bourham, M. (2015), Journal of Fusion Energy, 34 (4), 905–910.
Simulation of particle impact on protective coating of high-level waste storage packages
Radwan, S., Winfrey, L., & Bourham, M. (2015), Progress in Nuclear Energy, 81, 196–202.
Simulation of the plasma sheath dynamics in a spherical plasma focus
Ay, Y., Abd Al-Halim, M. A., & Bourham, M. A. (2015), European Physical Journal. D, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 69(9).
Study of high-enthalpy electrothermal energetic plasma source concept
Winfrey, A. L., Abd Al-Halim, M. A., Mittal, S., & Bourham, M. A. (2015), IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 43(7), 2195–2200.
Characterization of degradation of polypropylene nonwovens irradiated by gamma-ray
Keene, B., Bourham, M., Viswanath, V., Avci, H., & Kotek, R. (2014), Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 131(4). https://doi.org/10.1002/app.39917
Characterization of short intense pulsed electrothermal plasma capillaries for use as fusion and launchers heat flux sources
Abd Al-Halim, M. A., & Bourham, M. A. (2014), Journal of Fusion Energy, 33(3), 258–263.
Electrothermal energetic plasma source concept for high-enthalpy flow and electrothermal-chemical applications
Winfrey, A. L., Abd Al-Halim, M. A., Mittal, S., & Bourham, M. A. (2014),
Modeling and analysis of a dual channel plasma torch for industrial, space, and launch applications
Zielinski, A., Fair, H., Winfrey, L., Mittal, S., & Bourham, M. (2014),
Novel light-weight materials for shielding gamma ray
Chen, S., Bourham, M., & Rabiei, A. (2014), Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 96, 27–37.
Supersonic flow patterns from electrothermal plasma source for simulated ablation and aerosol expansion following a fusion disruption
Majumdar, R., Gilligan, J. G., Winfrey, A. L., & Bourham, M. A. (2014), Journal of Fusion Energy, 33(1), 25–31.
Atmospheric plasma application to improve adhesion of electrospun nanofibers onto protective fabric
Vitchuli, N., Shi, Q., Nowak, J., Nawalakhe, R., Sieber, M., Bourham, M., … McCord, M. (2013), Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 27(8), 924–938. https://doi.org/10.1080/01694243.2012.727164
Enhanced performance of electrothermal plasma sources as fusion pellet injection drivers and space based mini-thrusters via extension of a flattop discharge current
Winfrey, A. L., Abd Al-Halim, M. A., Saveliev, A. V., Gilligan, J. G., & Bourham, M. A. (2013), Journal of Fusion Energy, 32(3), 371–377.
Multifunctional and durable nanofiber-fabric-layered composite for protective application
Shi, Q., Vitchuli, N., Nowak, J., Jiang, S., Caldwell, J. M., Breidt, F., … McCord, M. (2013), Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 128(2), 1219–1226. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.38465
Novel atmospheric plasma enhanced chitosan nanofiber/gauze composite wound dressings
Nawalakhe, R., Shi, Q., Vitchuli, N., Noar, J., Caldwell, J. M., Breidt, F., … McCord, M. G. (2013), Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 129(2), 916–923. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.38804
A computational study of a capillary discharge pellet accelerator concept for magnetic fusion fueling
Winfrey, A. L., Gilligan, J. G., & Bourham, M. A. (2013), Journal of Fusion Energy, 32(2), 227–234.
Plasma-electrospinning hybrid process and plasma pretreatment to improve adhesive properties of nanofibers on fabric surface
Vitchuli, N., Shi, Q., Nowak, J., Nawalakhe, R., Sieber, M., Bourham, M., … Zhang, X. W. (2012), Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, 32(2), 275–291. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11090-011-9341-0
A study of plasma parameters in a capillary discharge with calculations using ideal and nonideal plasma models for comparison with experiment
Winfrey, A. L., Abd Al-Halim, M. A., Gilligan, J. G., Saveliev, A. V., & Bourham, M. A. (2012), IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 40(3), 843–852.
Atmospheric plasma treatment of pre-electrospinning polymer solution: A feasible method to improve electrospinnability
Shi, Q. A., Vitchuli, N., Nowak, J., Lin, Z., Guo, B. K., McCord, M., … Zhang, X. W. (2011), Journal of Polymer Science. Part B, Polymer Physics, 49(2), 115–122. https://doi.org/10.1002/polb.22157
Durable antibacterial Ag/polyacrylonitrile (Ag/PAN) hybrid nanofibers prepared by atmospheric plasma treatment and electrospinning
Shi, Q., Vitchuli, N., Nowak, J., Caldwell, J. M., Breidt, F., Bourham, M., … McCord, M. (2011), European Polymer Journal, 47(7), 1402–1409. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2011.04.002
Modeling of an ablation-free electrothermal plasma pellet accelerator
Winfrey, A. L., Abd Al-Halim, M., Gilligan, J. G., Saveliev, A. V., & Bourham, M. A. (2011), (Vol. 60, pp. 480–485).
Multifunctional ZnO/Nylon 6 nanofiber mats by an electrospinning-electrospraying hybrid process for use in protective applications
Vitchuli, N., Shi, Q., Nowak, J., Kay, K., Caldwell, J. M., Breidt, F., … Zhang, X. W. (2011), Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 12(5). https://doi.org/10.1088/1468-6996/12/5/055004
One-step synthesis of silver nanoparticle-filled nylon 6 nanofibers and their antibacterial properties
Shi, Q., Vitchuli, N., Nowak, J., Noar, J., Caldwell, J. M., Breidt, F., … Zhang, X. W. (2011), Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21(28), 10330–10335. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1jm11492a
A comparative study of different low-Z liner materials in an ablation-dominated electrothermal mass accelerator for fusion fueling
Winfrey, A. L., Gilligan, J. G., & Bourham, M. A. (2011),
A facile approach to fabricate porous nylon 6 nanofibers using silica nanotemplate
Shi, Q. A., Vitchuli, N., Ji, L. W., Nowak, J., McCord, M., Bourham, M., & Zhang, X. W. (2011), Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 120(1), 425–433. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.33161
A novel ultra-light structure for radiation shielding
Xu, S. Q., Bourham, M., & Rabiei, A. (2010), Materials & Design, 31(4), 2140–2146.
Plasma plume dynamics in magnetically assisted pulsed laser deposition
Haverkamp, J. D., Bourham, M. A., Du, S., & Narayan, J. (2009), Journal of Physics. D, Applied Physics, 42(2).
measurement of electrical conductivity of weakly nonideal multicomponent plasma mixtures generated from dielectric materials
Zaghloul, M. R., Al Na’imi, M. S., & Bourham, M. A. (2009), IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 37(8), 1626–1631. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2009.2024423
Effects of temperature and molecular oxygen on the use of atmospheric pressure plasma as a novel method for insect control
Donohue, K. V., Bures, B. L., Bourham, M. A., & Roe, M. (2008), Journal of Economic Entomology, 101(2), 302–308. https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-0493(2008)101[302:EOTAMO]2.0.CO;2
Modification of PA6,6 by atmospheric plasma and grafting 2-hydroxy ethyl methacrylate (HEMA) to improve fabric properties
Gawish, S. M., Ramadan, A. M., Matthews, S. R., & Bourham, M. A. (2008), Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 47(5), 473–478. https://doi.org/10.1080/03602550801951880
Plasma instabilities in magnetically assisted pulsed laser deposition
Haverkamp, J. D., Bourham, M. A., Du, S., & Narayan, J. (2008), Journal of Physics. D, Applied Physics, 41(11).
Atmospheric plasma-aided biocidal finishes for nonwoven polypropylene fabrics. I. Synthesis and characterization
Gawish, S. M., Matthews, S. R., Wafa, D. M., Breidt, F., & Bourham, M. A. (2007), Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 103(3), 1900–1910. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.24021
Atmospheric plasma-aided biocidal finishes for nonwoven polypropylene fabrics. II. Functionality of synthesized fabrics
Wafa, D. M., Breidt, F., Gawish, S. M., Matthews, S. R., Donohue, K. V., Roe, R. M., & Bourham, M. A. (2007), Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 103(3), 1911–1917. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.24042
New functionalities of PA6,6 fabric modified by atmospheric pressure plasma and grafted glycidyl methacrylate derivatives
Gawish, S. M., Ramadan, A. M., Cornelius, C. E., Bourham, M. A., Matthews, S. R., McCord, M. G., … Breidt, F. (2007), Textile Research Journal, 77(2), 92–104. https://doi.org/10.1177/0040517507076747
Simulation of gamma-ray spectrometry of failed TRISO fuel
Harp, J. M., Hawari, A. I., & Bourham, M. A. (2007), Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, 579(1), 301–304. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2007.04.065
Mode of action of a novel nonchemical method of insect control: Atmospheric pressure plasma discharge
Donohue, K. V., Bures, B. L., Bourham, M. A., & Roe, R. M. (2006), Journal of Economic Entomology, 99(1), 38–47. https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-0493(2006)099[0038:MOAOAN]2.0.CO;2
Nonchemical dielectric barrier discharge treatment as a method of insect control
Bures, B. L., Donohue, K. V., Roe, R. M., & Bourham, M. A. (2006), IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 34(1), 55–62. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2005.863595
Properties of titanium-nitride for high-level waste packaging enhancement
Scheffing, C. C., Jagannadham, K., Yim, M. S., Bourham, M. A., Farmer, J. C., Haslam, J. J., … Yang, N. Y. (2006), Nuclear Technology, 156(2), 213–221. https://doi.org/10.13182/NT156-213
A wide-beam X-ray source suitable for diffraction enhanced imaging applications
Kim, C. H., Bourham, M. A., & Doster, J. M. (2006), Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, 566(2), 713–721. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2006.07.041
Characterization of arc generated plasma interactions with a liquid metal medium
Hahn, G. C., Martin, E. H., & Bourham, M. A. (2005), Fusion Science and Technology, 47(4), 1197–1201.
Quasi-steady state, low current behaviour of a magnetized coaxial plasma source
Gray, T. K., Mayo, R. M., & Bourham, M. A. (2005), Plasma Sources Science & Technology, 14(4), 712–721. https://doi.org/10.1088/0963-0252/14/4/010
Visualization of helium dielectric barrier discharge treatment of green peach aphids on tobacco leaves
Bures, B. L., Donohue, K. V., Roe, R. M., & Bourham, M. A. (2005), IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 33(2), 290–291. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2005.845035
Investigation into etching mechanism of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) films treated in helium and oxygenated-helium atmospheric plasmas
Matthews, S. R., Hwang, Y. J., McCord, M. G., & Bourham, M. A. (2004), Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 94(6), 2383–2389. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.21162
Plasma and antimicrobial treatment of nonwoven fabrics for surgical gowns
Virk, R. K., Ramaswamy, G. N., Bourham, M., & Bures, B. L. (2004), Textile Research Journal, 74(12), 1073–1079. https://doi.org/10.1177/004051750407401208
Plasma characteristics in pulsed direct current reactive magnetron sputtering of aluminum nitride thin films
Lee, J. W., Cuomo, J. J., & Bourham, M. (2004), Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. A, Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films, 22(2), 260–263.
Surface modification of organic polymer films treated in atmospheric plasmas
Hwang, Y. J., Matthews, S., McCord, M., & Bourham, M. (2004), Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 151(7), C495–501. https://doi.org/10.1149/1.1756891
Surface analysis of cotton fabrics fluorinated in radio- frequency plasma
McCord, M. G., Hwang, Y. J., Qiu, Y., Hughes, L. K., & Bourham, M. A. (2003), Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 88(8), 2038–2047. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.11896
Modifying nylon and polypropylene fabrics with atmospheric pressure plasmas
McCord, M. G., Hwang, Y. J., Hauser, P. J., Qiu, Y., Cuomo, J. J., Hankins, O. E., … Canup, L. K. (2002), Textile Research Journal, 72(6), 491–498. https://doi.org/10.1177/004051750207200605
Pulse power system characterization of the plasma interactions with propellants experiment (PIPE) electrothermal plasma gun
Dale, G. E., & Bourham, M. A. (2002), IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 30(5), 1852–1857. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2002.805333
Modeling of particulate production in the SIRENS plasma disruption simulator
Sharpe, J. P., Merrill, B. J., Petti, D. A., Bourham, M. A., & Gilligan, J. G. (2001), Journal of Nuclear Materials, 290(2001 Mar.), 1128–1133. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-3115(00)00550-X
Semi-analytical modelling and simulation of the evolution and flow of ohmically-heated non-ideal plasmas in electrothermal guns
Zaghloul, M. R., Bourham, M. A., & Doster, J. M. (2001), Journal of Physics. D, Applied Physics, 34(5), 772–786. https://doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/34/5/316
Energy-averaged electron-ion momentum transport cross section in the Born approximation and Debye-Huckel potential: Comparison with the cut-off theory
Zaghloul, M. R., Bourham, M. A., & Doster, J. M. (2000), Physics Letters. A, 268(4-6), 375–381. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0375-9601(00)00217-6
A simple formulation and solution strategy of the Saha equation for ideal and nonideal plasmas
Zaghloul, M. R., Bourham, M. A., & Doster, J. M. (2000), Journal of Physics. D, Applied Physics, 33(8), 977–984. https://doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/33/8/314
Augmentation and control of burn rates in plasma devices
Bourham, M. A., & Gilligan, J. G. (1999), Report (National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)), (1999 May 10).
On the average electron-ion momentum transport cross-section in ideal and non-ideal plasmas
Zaghloul, M. R., Bourham, M. A., Doster, J. M., & Powell, J. D. (1999), Physics Letters. A, 262(1), 86–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0375-9601(99)00560-5
Experimental investigation into melt-layer erosion of plasma facing materials
Dale, G. E., & Bourham, M. A. (1998), Fusion Technology, 34(3), 901–907.
Generation and characterization of carbon particulate in disruption simulations
Sharpe, J. P., Bourham, M. A., & Gilligan, J. G. (1998), Fusion Technology, 34(3), 634–639.
Preface - Thirteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy
Shannon, T. E., Haines, J. R., Bourham, M., & Davis, J. W. (1998), Fusion Technology, 34(3), xv.
Analysis of solid propellant combustion behavior under electrothermal plasma injection for ETC launchers
Bourham, M. A., Gilligan, J. G., & Oberle, W. F. (1997), IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 33(1 pt.1), 278–283. https://doi.org/10.1109/20.559969
Observations of visible light emission from interactions between an electrothermal plasma and a propellant
Hankins, O. E., & Bourham, M. (1997), IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 33(1 (part 1), 295–298. https://doi.org/10.1109/20.559972

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Evaluation of the Performance of ArmaKap Ceramic Cement as a Radiation Shielding Materials with Experiments and Simulations
ArmaKap Technologies(9/01/17 - 8/29/19)
High temperature embedded/integrated sensors (HiTEIS) for remote monitoring of reactor and fuel cycle systems
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(10/01/17 - 9/30/20)
Advanced Nuclear Materials Laboratory Enhancements for Corrosion and Stress Corrosion Testing
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(10/01/17 - 9/30/19)
Faculty Development Program in Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University, 2017
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission(6/30/17 - 6/29/20)
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Nuclear Education Program Scholarship Proposal
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission(7/01/16 - 6/30/18)
Ablation Studies of Plasma-Facing Materials due to Edge Localized Modes and Hard Disruptions in Tokamak Fusion Reactors
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(3/01/16 - 1/31/19)
North Carolina State University GAANN Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Nuclear Science and Engineering
US Dept. of Education (DED)(9/01/15 - 8/31/19)
Enhanced Shielding Performance of HLW Storage Packages via Multi-Component Coatings
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(2/15/14 - 1/31/17)
New Course Development in Accelerator and Reactor Health Physics under the Duke University-North Carolina State University Health Physics Consortium
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission(4/01/12 - 3/31/14)
A New Light Weight Structural Material for Nuclear Structures
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(10/25/11 - 10/25/15)