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To efficiently capture the energy of the nuclear bond, advanced nuclear reactor concepts aim to use fuels that must withstand unprecedented temperature and radiation extremes. In these advanced fuels, thermal energy transport under irradiation is directly related to reactor efficiency and safety, and is arguably one of the most important material properties.

The Center for Thermal Energy Transport under Irradiation (TETI) brings together an internationally recognized, multi-institutional team of experimentalists and computational materials theorists to develop a comprehensive, atom-to-mesoscale understanding of phonon and electron transport in advanced nuclear fuels. 

Highlight - Dr. Michael Manley receives the 2021 TMS Functional Materials Division Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award.

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Mission Statement

To provide the foundational work necessary to accurately model and ultimately control electron- and phonon-mediated thermal transport in 5f-electron materials in extreme irradiation environments.

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News and Events

  • Symposium on "Thermal Property Characterization, Modeling, and Theory in Extreme Environments" at upcoming 2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Lead organizer: Prof. J. P. Wharry (Purdue) More information


  • TETI 2020 Annual All-Hands Virtual Meeting - December 10th-11th​, 2020

  • New articles in Materialia, Nature Comm., AIP Adv. and J. Appl. Phys. Click here for latest publications.


  • Materials Science & Technology 2020 Technical Meeting & Exhibition, October 4-8, 2020, Pittsburgh, PA 

  • ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 15-19, 2020, Portland, OR



Contact:David.Hurley@inl.gov, (208) 526-3665