Jacob Eapen

Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering

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  • Burlington Laboratory 1114

Dr. Jacob Eapen’s interests are in science-based modeling and simulation of nuclear fuel for advanced reactors, nano-structured materials, plasma-material interactions, energy transport at nano-scales and interfaces, modeling of diffusion and viscosity in glass matrices for radioactive waste management.

Education

D.Sc. 2006

Nuclear Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.S. 1998

Nuclear Engineering

North Carolina State University

B.Tech. 1991

Mechanical Engineering

University of Kerala, India

Research Description

Dr. Eapen's research interests are in science-based modeling and simulation of nuclear fuel for advanced reactors, nano-structured materials, plasma-material interactions, energy transport at nano-scales and interfaces, modeling of diffusion and viscosity in glass matrices for radioactive waste management.

Publications

Approach to local thermodynamic equilibrium and the evolution to a glassy core following neutron/ion radiation impact
Mei, X., Mohamed, W., & Eapen, J. (2018), PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE, 98(29), 2701–2722. https://doi.org/10.1080/14786435.2018.1502482
Computing phonon dispersion using fast zero-point correlations of conjugate variables
Raj, A., & Eapen, J. (2018), MRS Advances, 3(10), 531–536.
Thermal jamming of ions in the superionic state of UO2
Sanders, D., & Eapen, J. (2018), MRS Advances, 3(31), 1777–1781.
Using space-time correlations to identify transient defects
Lowe, W., & Eapen, J. (2018), MRS Advances, 3(31), 1755–1760.
Disordering and dynamic self-organization in stoichiometric UO2 at high temperatures
Annamareddy, A., & Eapen, J. (2017), Journal of Nuclear Materials, 483, 132–141.
Entropic crossovers in superionic fluorites from specific heat
Eapen, J., & Annamareddy, A. (2017), Ionics, 23(4), 1043–1047.
Ion hopping and constrained Li diffusion pathways in the superionic state of antifluorite Li2O
Annamareddy, A., & Eapen, J. (2017), Entropy, 19(5).
Low dimensional string-like relaxation underpins superionic conduction in fluorites and related structures
Annamareddy, A., & Eapen, J. (2017), Scientific Reports, 7.
Modeling irradiation creep of graphite using rate theory
Sarkar, A., Eapen, J., Raj, A., Murty, K. L., & Burchell, T. D. (2016), Journal of Nuclear Materials, 473, 197–205.
Mobility propagation and dynamic facilitation in superionic conductors
Annamareddy, A., & Eapen, J. (2015), Journal of Chemical Physics, 143(19).

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Grants

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)
Mechanisms of Retention and Transport of Fission Products in Virgin and Irradiated Nuclear Graphite. Work Scope Identifier: RC-2.
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(10/01/17 - 9/30/19)
Advanced Nuclear Materials Laboratory Enhancements for Corrosion and Stress Corrosion Testing
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(10/01/17 - 9/30/19)
Turbulent MHD flow modeling in annular linear induction pumps with validation experiments
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(10/01/16 - 9/30/19)
Microstructure Experiments-Enabled MARMOT Simulations of SiC/SiC-based Accident Tolerant Nuclear Fuel System
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(10/01/16 - 9/30/19)
Tribological Damage Mechanisms from Experiments and Validated Simulations of Alloy 800H and Inconel 617 in a Simulated HTGR/VHTR Helium Environment
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(10/01/16 - 9/30/19)
Mechanistic and Validated Creep/Fatigue Predictions for Alloy 709 from Accelerated Experiments and Simulations
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(10/01/15 - 9/30/19)
Aging of Used Nuclear Fuel in Storage: Accelerated Characterization and Modeling of Performance
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(12/15/11 - 12/15/15)
One-Dimensional Nanostructures for Neutron Detection
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(9/28/11 - 9/30/14)
Consortium for Advanced Simulations for Light Water Reactors (CASL) - Oak Ridge National laboratory
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(11/30/-1 - 9/30/19)