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Ramprashad Prabhakaran

Ramprashad Prabhakaran

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 375-6845

Research Interests

  • Nuclear fuels and cladding/structural materials
  • Lightweight materials for automobiles; Friction stir welding (Aluminum to Aluminum; Aluminum to Steel)
  • Mechanical properties and microstructural characterization
  • Environment-induced degradation (SCC, corrosion, hydrogen embrittlement)
  • Irradiation effects, small-scale testing and hot-cell experiments
  • Designing experiments and performing failure analysis
  • Thermomechanical processing
  • Microstructure-property-processing correlation

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. candidate, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Idaho, ID
  • M.Egr., Nuclear Engineering (Major: Nuclear Materials), University of Idaho, ID
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering (Major: Materials Science), University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Madras, India

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Guest Editor, TMS JOM journal
  • Key Reader, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions: A; E journals
  • Reviewer, Journal of Materials Engineering & Performance, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions: A; E, Scripta Materialia, Metallography, Microstructure & Analysis, JOM, Journal of Nuclear Materials and Nuclear Technology journals
  • Vice-chair (2013-2015), Chair (2015-2017), JOM Advisor (2017-2019), TMS Corrosion and Environmental Effects Committee
  • Vice-chair (2011-2013), Chair (2013-2015), JOM Advisor (2015-2017) TMS Nuclear Materials Committee
  • Secretary (2016), Vice-Chair (2017), Chair (2018), TMS Young Professional Committee
  • TMS Structural Material Division Council Member
  • TMS Programming Committee (Board) Member
  • TMS Professional Development Committee (Administrative) Member
  • TMS Professional Development Committee Representative for the Structural Materials Division
  • NA-YGN National Awards Committee Member
  • Secretary, NA-YGN Knowledge Transfer and Retention Committee
  • Lead Organizer - TMS Annual Meeting (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) - Symposiums on Nuclear Fuels & Materials.
  • Co-organizer - MS&T Annual Meeting (2010, 2011 & 2012) & TMS 2012 (Symposiums on Nuclear Materials)
  • Session Chair: Several sessions at TMS and MS&T Annual Meetings

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2017 TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society) SMD Young Professional Best Poster Award
  • 2015 TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society) SMD Young Leader Professional Development Award
  • Received a scholarship from the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) to present a paper at the 2011 TMS 140th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, (Feb 2011)
  • Received scholarship from the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANL) to attend the 2010 LANSCE Neutron School, Los Alamos, NM (Aug 2010)
  • Received a scholarship from the American Nuclear Society (ANS) to present a paper at the ANS 2010 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (June 2010)
  • Received a scholarship from the Energy Policy Institute (EPI) to attend the First Annual Energy Policy Institute Summit, Boise, ID (Mar 2009)
  • Received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) to present a paper at the 2004 International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC), Toronto, Canada (May 2004)
  • Received a scholarship from The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to present a paper at the 12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE) Conference, Arlington, VA (Apr 2004)
  • Received a scholarship from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to present a paper at the SNS-JINS-NICEST 2003 Conference, Oak Ridge, TN (Mar 2003)
  • Invited Member of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) and Phi Kappa Phi (National Honor Society)

PNNL Publications

2016

Energy and Environment

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