Djamel Kaoumi

Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Dr. Kaoumi’s research interests revolve around developing a mechanistic understanding of microstructure property relationships in nuclear materials, with an emphasis on microstructure evolution under harsh environment (i.e. irradiation, high temperature, and mechanical stress) and how it can impact the macroscopic properties and performance. Understanding the basic mechanisms of degradation of materials at the nanostructure level is necessary for the development of predictive models of the materials performance and for the design and development of better materials. Materials of interest include advanced alloys for structural and cladding applications in advanced nuclear systems (e.g. Austenitic steels , Advanced Ferritic/Martensitic Steels, Oxide-Dispersion-Strengthened (ODS) Steels), High-temperature Ni-based alloys, Zirconium alloys and nanocrystalline metallic systems. Characterization techniques of predilection include both in-situ and ex-situ techniques e.g. In-situ irradiation in TEM (over 15 years of experience), In-situ straining in a TEM, chemi-STEM, SEM, XRD, Synchrotron XRD.


PhD 2007

Nuclear Engineering

Pensylvania State University

MS 2001

Nuclear Engineering and minor in Materials Science

University of Florida

BS 1999


Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France)

Research Description

Irradiation effects in structural and cladding materials Mechanical behavior of alloys / alloy development Corrosion and Stress Corrosion Cracking of structural alloys


The mechanism behind the high radiation tolerance of Fe-Cr alloys

Agarwal, S., Butterling, M., Liedke, M. O., Yano, K. H., Schreiber, D. K., Jones, A. C. L., … Selim, F. A. (2022), JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS.
A multimodal approach to revisiting oxidation defects in Cr2O3
Auguste, R., Chan, H. L., Romanovskaia, E., Qiu, J., Schoell, R., Liedke, M. O., … Scully, J. R. (2022), NPJ MATERIALS DEGRADATION.
Achieving high hetero-deformation induced (HDI) strengthening and hardening in brass by dual heterostructures
Fang, X. T., Li, Z. K., Wang, Y. F., Ruiz, M., Ma, X. L., Wang, H. Y., … Zhu, Y. T. (2022, January 30),
Investigation of the fatigue crack behavior of 304 stainless steels using synchrotron X-ray tomography and diffraction: Influence of the martensite fraction and role of inclusions
Schoell, R., Xi, L., West, H., Hosemann, P., Park, J.-S., Kenesei, P., … Kaoumi, D. (2022), MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION.
Laser Powder Bed Fusion of ODS 14YWT from Gas Atomization Reaction Synthesis Precursor Powders
Saptarshi, S., DeJong, M., Rock, C., Anderson, I., Napolitano, R., Forrester, J., … Horn, T. (2022, August 2), JOM.
Mechanism of chlorine-induced stress corrosion cracking of two 304 SS heats in simulated marine environment through in situ X-ray tomography and diffraction: Role of deformation induced martensite and crack branching
Schoell, R., Xi, L., Zhao, Y., Wu, X., Hong, Y., Yu, Z., … Kaoumi, D. (2022), MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION.
Surprisingly high irradiation-induced defect mobility in Fe3O4 as revealed through in situ transmission electron microscopy
Owusu-Mensah, M., Cooper, J., Morales, A. L., Yano, K., Taylor, S. D., Schreiber, D. K., … Kaoumi, D. (2022), MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION.
Synthesis of Nano-Oxide Precipitates by Implantation of Ti, Y and O Ions in Fe-10%Cr: Towards an Understanding of Precipitation in Oxide Dispersion-Strengthened (ODS) Steels
Jublot-Leclerc, S., Owusu-Mensah, M., Borodin, V. A., Ribis, J., Largeau, L., Schoell, R., … Gentils, A. (2022), MATERIALS.
Creep properties of advanced austenitic steel 709 determined through short experiments under in-situ neutron diffraction followed by TEM characterization
Zhao, Y., Schoell, R., Zheng, C., Cinbiz, M. N., Frost, M., An, K., & Kaoumi, D. (2021), MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION.
Electrochemical study of the dissolution of oxide films grown on type 316L stainless steel in molten fluoride salt
Qiu, J., Macdonald, D. D., Schoell, R., Han, J., Mastromarino, S., Scully, J. R., … Hosemann, P. (2021), CORROSION SCIENCE.

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