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Gary Was


Gary Was

University of Michigan, USA

Gary Was is the Walter J. Weber, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Sustainable Energy, Environmental and Earth Systems Engineering, and holds appointments in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. He has held positions as Director of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute, Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, and Chair of the Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Department. Professor Was’ research is focused on radiation materials science and materials for advanced nuclear energy systems. He leads the development of ion irradiation as a technique for predicting neutron irradiation effects in reactor structural materials. Professor Was has published over 300 technical articles in referred, archival journals, presented over 500 conference papers and talks, delivered over 260 invited talks and seminars, and published a graduate level textbook on Radiation Materials Science in 2007 and a second edition in 2017. He is a fellow of five technical societies and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nuclear Materials.