Dr Patrick Burr
Senior Lecturer

Dr Patrick Burr

  • PhD in computational materials for fission and fusion applications, Imperial College London, UK, 2015.
  • MEng (Hons) in Material Science, First Class, Imperial College London, UK. Specialising in energy, nano- and bio-materials.
Engineering
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Full detail here: patrickburr.com

The central aim of my research is to discover the degradation mechanisms of materials used in energy applications, to aid the design of new materials with improved resilience to degradation processes.

I have largely focussed on nuclear materials (fusion and fission) as these are subject to the most extreme conditions and therefore pose the greatest challenge, but I continually transfer the knowledge to solar cells, solid electrolyte fuel cells, electrochemical capacitor and batteries. Specific areas of expertise include: 

  • Material science
    • Degradation of materials (corrosion, irradiation, high temperature, etc)
    • Materials for extreme environments (Fusion energy, outer space, extreme temperatures)
    • Solar photovoltaic materials
    • Nuclear materials
    • Battery materials
    • Simulations and modelling of materials
  • Nuclear Engineering
    • The nuclear fuel cycle
    • Fusion energy
    • Next generation reactors (Gen IV reactors, small modular reactors, and current/old reactor types)
    • Research reactors (nuclear medicine production and neutron generation for science)
    • Nuclear waste management

Learn more here.

Up-to-date publication list on Google ScholarResearch GateMendeley, or ORCID.

Phone
+61 2 9385 0918
Location
Ainsworth Building (J17), level 4, room 402A
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Burr PA; Rushton MJD; Chroneos A; Grimes RW, 2020, '1.02 Fundamental Point Defect Properties in Ceramics ☆', in Comprehensive Nuclear Materials, Elsevier, pp. 50 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-803581-8.11787-4
    Book Chapters | 2020
    2020, 'Fundamental Point Defect Properties in Ceramics', in Comprehensive Nuclear Materials: Second Edition, Elsevier, pp. 50 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-803581-8.11787-4
  • Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Experimental and computational study on the C15 phase structure stability of YzNi2-yMny system', Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 952, pp. 169632 - 169632, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2023.169632
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Spatial distribution of primary radiation damage in microstructures', npj Materials Degradation, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41529-023-00337-6
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'The bonding of H in Zr under strain', Journal of Nuclear Materials, 573, pp. 154124 - 154124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2022.154124
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Thermal expansion and steam oxidation of uranium mononitride analysed via in situ neutron diffraction', Journal of Nuclear Materials, 575, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2022.154215
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Transferability of Zr-Zr interatomic potentials', Journal of Nuclear Materials, pp. 154391 - 154391, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2023.154391
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'A DFT study to determine the structure and composition of ε-W2B5−x', Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 911, pp. 164962 - 164962, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2022.164962
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Clean energy futures: An Australian based foresight study', Energy, 260, pp. 125089 - 125089, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2022.125089
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Design considerations for high entropy alloys in advanced nuclear applications', Journal of Nuclear Materials, 567, pp. 153814 - 153814, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2022.153814
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Designing 3d metal oxides: selecting optimal density functionals for strongly correlated materials', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 24, pp. 14119 - 14139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d2cp01303g
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Direct Observation of Hydrogen Distribution in Pearlite', Microscopy and Microanalysis, 28, pp. 1618 - 1620, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s1431927622006468
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Hydrogen solubility in Zr–Nb alloys', Scripta Materialia, 214, pp. 114652 - 114652, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2022.114652
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Molecular dynamic simulation on temperature evolution of SiC under directional microwave radiation', Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-648X/ac553c
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'On the microstructure and high-temperature stability of nano-grained Zircaloy-4', Scripta Materialia, 210, pp. 114410 - 114410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2021.114410
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Preliminary Atom Probe Tomography Evidence for Hydrogen Trapping at a β-Nb Second Phase Particle in a Neutron-irradiated Zirconium Alloy', Microscopy and Microanalysis, 28, pp. 1658 - 1659, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s1431927622006596
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Structural and phase evolution in U₃Si₂ during steam corrosion', Corrosion Science, 204, pp. 110373 - 110373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2022.110373
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hall CA; Jiang Y; Burr PA; Huang S; Teh ZL; Perez-Wurfl I; Song N; Lennon A, 2021, 'Kinetics studies of thin film amorphous titanium niobium oxides for lithium ion battery anodes', Electrochimica Acta, 388, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2021.138544
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hossain MA; Zhang T; Zakaria Y; Lambert D; Burr P; Rashkeev S; Abdallah A; Hoex B, 2021, 'Doped Nickel Oxide Carrier-Selective Contact for Silicon Solar Cells', IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 11, pp. 1176 - 1187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2021.3095458
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yuwono JA; Burr P; Galvin C; Lennon A, 2021, 'Atomistic Insights into Lithium Storage Mechanisms in Anatase, Rutile, and Amorphous TiO2Electrodes', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 13, pp. 1791 - 1806, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c17097
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'A molecular dynamics method to identify the liquidus and solidus in a binary phase diagram', Computational Materials Science, 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2020.110016
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Evidence of hydrogen trapping at second phase particles in zirconium alloys', Scientific Reports, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-83859-w
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Intrinsic defect migration in Be12Ti', Intermetallics, 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intermet.2020.106937
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Solubility and vacancy-mediated inter-diffusion in the Zr-Nb-Cr system', Journal of Nuclear Materials, 548, pp. 152867 - 152867, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2021.152867
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'The predicted shapes of voids and Xe bubbles in UO2', Journal of Nuclear Materials, 543, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2020.152622
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'The speciation of niobium in the oxide layer of an irradiated Low-Tin ZIRLO nuclear material', Corrosion Science, 190, pp. 109630 - 109630, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2021.109630
    Journal articles | 2020
    Jiang Y; Hall C; Burr PA; Song N; Lau D; Yuwono J; Wang DW; Ouyang Z; Lennon A, 2020, 'Fabrication strategies for high-rate TiO2 nanotube anodes for Li ion energy storage', Journal of Power Sources, 463, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.228205
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lau D; Hall CA; Lim S; Yuwono JA; Burr PA; Song N; Lennon A, 2020, 'Reduced Silicon Fragmentation in Lithium Ion Battery Anodes Using Electronic Doping Strategies', ACS Applied Energy Materials, 3, pp. 1730 - 1741, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.9b02200
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Diffusion mechanisms of Mo contamination in Si', Physical Review Materials, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.4.025403
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'High-rate lithium ion energy storage to facilitate increased penetration of photovoltaic systems in electricity grids (vol 6, pg E2, 2019)', MRS ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/mre.2020.15
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Radiation-Induced Evolution of Tungsten Carbide in Fusion Reactors: Accommodation of Defect Clusters and Transmutation Elements', ACS Applied Energy Materials, 3, pp. 868 - 878, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.9b01990
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Thermophysical properties of urania-zirconia (U,Zr)O2 mixed oxides by molecular dynamics', Journal of Nuclear Materials, 528, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2019.151876
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Using molecular dynamics to predict the solidus and liquidus of mixed oxides (Th,U)O2, (Th,Pu)O2 and (Pu,U)O2', Journal of Nuclear Materials, 534, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2020.152127
    Journal articles | 2019
    Burr PA; Oliver SX, 2019, 'Formation and migration of point defects in tungsten carbide: Unveiling the sluggish bulk self-diffusivity of WC', Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 39, pp. 165 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2018.10.001
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ho M; Obbard E; Burr PA; Yeoh G, 2019, 'A review on the development of nuclear power reactors', Energy Procedia, 160, pp. 459 - 466, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2019.02.193
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lennon A; Jiang Y; Hall C; Lau D; Song N; Burr P; Grey CP; Griffith KJ, 2019, 'High-rate lithium ion energy storage to facilitate increased penetration of photovoltaic systems in electricity grids', MRS Energy and Sustainability, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/mre.2019.4
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zheng B; Fletcher JE; Lennon A; Jiang Y; Burr PA, 2019, 'Improving generation ramp rates of photovoltaic systems using module-based capacitive energy storage', Journal of Power Sources, 423, pp. 227 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.03.055
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Defect evolution in burnable absorber candidate material: Uranium diboride, UB2', Journal of Nuclear Materials, 513, pp. 45 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2018.10.039
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'First-principles calculations of solute transport in zirconium: Vacancy-mediated diffusion with metastable states and interstitial diffusion', Physical Review Materials, 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.033402
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Pitt Modelling of Concurrent Ion-Insertive and Capacitive Storage Using Laplace Domain Representations of Impedance', ECS Meeting Abstracts, MA2019-01, pp. 515 - 515, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/ma2019-01/5/515
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Time domain modelling of concurrent insertion and capacitive storage using Laplace domain representations of impedance', Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 850, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelechem.2019.113379
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Understanding the importance of the energetics of Mn, Ni, Cu, Si and vacancy triplet clusters in bcc Fe', Journal of Applied Physics, 126, pp. 115901 - 115901, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5109483
    Journal articles | 2018
    Jiang Y; Fletcher J; Burr P; Hall C; Zheng B; Wang DW; Ouyang Z; Lennon A, 2018, 'Suitability of representative electrochemical energy storage technologies for ramp-rate control of photovoltaic power', Journal of Power Sources, 384, pp. 396 - 407, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.03.013
    Journal articles | 2018
    Jiang Y; Hall C; Song N; Lau D; Burr PA; Patterson R; Wang DW; Ouyang Z; Lennon A, 2018, 'Evidence for Fast Lithium-Ion Diffusion and Charge-Transfer Reactions in Amorphous TiO x Nanotubes: Insights for High-Rate Electrochemical Energy Storage', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10, pp. 42513 - 42523, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b16994
    Journal articles | 2018
    King DJ M; Burr PA; Middleburgh SC; Whiting TM; Burke MG; Wenman MR, 2018, 'The formation and structure of Fe-Mn-Ni-Si solute clusters and G-phase precipitates in steels', Journal of Nuclear Materials, 505, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2018.03.050
    Journal articles | 2018
    King DJ M; Middleburgh SC; Burr PA; Whiting TM; Fossati PC; Wenman MR, 2018, 'Density functional theory study of the magnetic moment of solute Mn in bcc Fe', Physical Review B, 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.98.024418
    Journal articles | 2018
    Obbard EG; Johnson KD; Burr PA; Lopes DA; Gregg DJ; Liss KD; Griffiths G; Scales N; Middleburgh SC, 2018, 'Anisotropy in the thermal expansion of uranium silicide measured by neutron diffraction', Journal of Nuclear Materials, 508, pp. 516 - 520, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2018.04.049
    Journal articles | 2018
    2018, 'Extrinsic Defects in Crystalline MoO3: Solubility and Effect on the Electronic Structure', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122, pp. 27241 - 27249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b09226
    Journal articles | 2017
    Burr PA; Cooper MW D, 2017, 'Importance of elastic finite-size effects: Neutral defects in ionic compounds', Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 96, pp. 094107 - 094107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.96.094107
    Journal articles | 2017
    Burr PA; Horlait D; Lee WE, 2017, 'Experimental and DFT investigation of (Cr,Ti)3AlC2 MAX phases stability', Materials Research Letters, 5, pp. 144 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21663831.2016.1222598
    Journal articles | 2017
    Jackson ML; Burr PA; Grimes RW, 2017, 'Defect processes in Be12X Beryllides', Nuclear Fusion, 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/aa7b41
    Journal articles | 2017
    King DJ M; Burr PA; Obbard EG; Middleburgh SC, 2017, 'DFT study of the hexagonal high-entropy alloy fission product system', Journal of Nuclear Materials, 488, pp. 70 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.02.042
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lambert DS; Murphy ST; Lennon A; Burr PA, 2017, 'Formation of intrinsic and silicon defects in MoO3 under varied oxygen partial pressure and temperature conditions: An ab initio DFT investigation', RSC Advances, 7, pp. 53810 - 53821, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7ra10690d
    Journal articles | 2016
    Bell BD C; Murphy ST; Burr PA; Comstock RJ; Partezana JM; Grimes RW; Wenman MR, 2016, 'The influence of alloying elements on the corrosion of Zr alloys', Corrosion Science, 105, pp. 36 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2015.12.022
    Journal articles | 2016
    Burr PA; Middleburgh SC; Grimes RW, 2016, 'Solubility and partitioning of impurities in Be alloys', Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 688, pp. 382 - 385, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.07.014
    Journal articles | 2016
    Cooper MW D; Kuganathan N; Burr PA; Rushton MJ D; Grimes RW; Stanek CR; Andersson DA, 2016, 'Development of Xe and Kr empirical potentials for CeO2, ThO2, UO2 and PuO2, combining DFT with high temperature MD', Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/28/40/405401
    Journal articles | 2016
    Horlait D; Grasso S; Al Nasiri N; Burr PA; Lee WE, 2016, 'Synthesis and Oxidation Testing of MAX Phase Composites in the Cr-Ti-Al-C Quaternary System', Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 99, pp. 682 - 690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jace.13962
    Journal articles | 2016
    Jackson ML; Burr PA; Grimes RW, 2016, 'Resolving the structure of TiBe12', Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials, 72, pp. 277 - 280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S205252061600322X
    Journal articles | 2015
    Bell BD C; Murphy ST; Burr PA; Grimes RW; Wenman MR, 2015, 'Accommodation of tin in tetragonal ZrO2', Journal of Applied Physics, 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4909505
    Journal articles | 2015
    Burr PA; Middleburgh SC; Grimes RW, 2015, 'Crystal structure, thermodynamics, magnetics and disorder properties of Be-Fe-Al intermetallics', Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 639, pp. 111 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.03.101
    Journal articles | 2015
    Burr PA; Wenman MR; Gault B; Moody MP; Ivermark M; Rushton MJ D; Preuss M; Edwards L; Grimes RW, 2015, 'From solid solution to cluster formation of Fe and Cr in α-Zr', Journal of Nuclear Materials, 467, pp. 320 - 331, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2015.10.001
    Journal articles | 2015
    Middleburgh SC; Burr PA; King DJ M; Edwards L; Lumpkin GR; Grimes RW, 2015, 'Structural stability and fission product behaviour in U3Si', Journal of Nuclear Materials, 466, pp. 739 - 744, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2015.04.052
    Journal articles | 2014
    Lumley SC; Grimes RW; Murphy ST; Burr PA; Chroneos A; Chard-Tuckey PR; Wenman MR, 2014, 'The thermodynamics of hydride precipitation: The importance of entropy, enthalpy and disorder', Acta Materialia, 79, pp. 351 - 362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2014.07.019
    Journal articles | 2014
    Middleburgh SC; Karatchevtseva I; Kennedy BJ; Burr PA; Zhang Z; Reynolds E; Grimes RW; Lumpkin GR, 2014, 'Peroxide defect formation in zirconate perovskites', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2, pp. 15883 - 15888, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ta02558j
    Journal articles | 2013
    Burr PA; Murphy ST; Lumley SC; Wenman MR; Grimes RW, 2013, 'Hydrogen accommodation in Zr second phase particles: Implications for H pick-up and hydriding of Zircaloy-2 and Zircaloy-4', Corrosion Science, 69, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2012.11.036
    Journal articles | 2013
    Burr PA; Murphy ST; Lumley SC; Wenman MR; Grimes RW, 2013, 'Hydrogen solubility in zirconium intermetallic second phase particles', Journal of Nuclear Materials, 443, pp. 502 - 506, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2013.07.060
    Journal articles | 2013
    Lumley SC; Murphy ST; Burr PA; Grimes RW; Chard-Tuckey PR; Wenman MR, 2013, 'The stability of alloying additions in Zirconium', Journal of Nuclear Materials, 437, pp. 122 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2013.01.335
    Journal articles | 2013
    Rushton MJ D; Wenman MR; Mella R; Burr PA, 2013, 'Providing skilled graduates to the nuclear industry', Nuclear Future, 9, pp. 44 - 49
  • Preprints | 2023
    2023, Experimental and Computational Study on the C15 Phase Structure Stability Of Yzni2-Ymny System, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4336704
    Preprints | 2022
    Nicholls OG; Frost D; Tuli V; Smutna J; Wenman MR; Burr PA, 2022, Transferability of Zr-Zr interatomic potentials, , http://arxiv.org/abs/2207.03617v2
    Preprints | 2022
    2022, Spatial Distribution of Primary Radiation Damage in Microstructures, , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1848790/v1
    Preprints | 2022
    2022, Structural and phase evolution in U$_3$Si$_2$ during steam corrosion, , http://arxiv.org/abs/2202.07181v1
    Preprints | 2022
    2022, The effect of hydrogen on the deformation of pearlite in steels, , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1325909/v1
    Conference Papers | 2020
    2020, 'PLuS alliance nuclear engineering online course exchange program', in Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, pp. 43 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.13182/T122-32355
    Conference Papers | 2019
    2019, 'Photovoltaic Power Generation with Module-Based Capacitive Energy Storage', in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, IEEE, Chicago, IL, USA, pp. 900 - 905, presented at 2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Chicago, IL, USA, 16 June 2019 - 21 June 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980616
    Conference Posters | 2018
    2018, 'Thermal expansion anisotropy in U3Si2 for accident tolerant fuel', Seattle, presented at 5th Nuclear Materials Conference, Seattle, 14 October 2018 - 18 October 2018
    Preprints | 2017
    2017, Defect processes in Be$_{12}$X Beryllides, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1704.01994
    Preprints | 2016
    2016, Experimental and DFT investigation of (Cr,Ti)3AlC2 MAX phases stability, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1607.06162
    Preprints | 2016
    2016, Solubility and partitioning of impurities in Be alloys, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1607.01502
    Preprints | 2015
    2015, Accommodation of Tin in Tetragonal ZrO2, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1502.06883
    Preprints | 2015
    2015, From solid solution to cluster formation of Fe and Cr in $\alpha$-Zr, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1501.06732
    Preprints | 2014
    2014, Crystal structure, thermodynamics, magnetics and disorder properties of Be-Fe-Al intermetallics, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1407.5013
    Preprints | 2014
    2014, The thermodynamics of hydride precipitation: the importance of entropy, enthalpy and disorder, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1401.5637
    Preprints | 2013
    2013, Hydrogen accommodation in Zr second phase particles: Implications for H pick-up and hydriding of Zircaloy-2 and Zircaloy-4, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1307.7616
    Preprints | 2013
    2013, Hydrogen solubility in zirconium intermetallic second phase particles, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1307.7617
    Preprints |
    Hydrogen Solubility in Zr-Nb Alloys, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3957208
    Preprints |
    On the Microstructure and High-Temperature Stability of Nano-Grained Zircaloy-4, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3931602
    Preprints |
    Structural and Phase Evolution in U3si2 During Steam Corrosion, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4050274
    Preprints |
    Structure and Composition of Ε -W2b5-X, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4023192

Chief Investigator 

  • ARC mid-career industry fellowship  IM230100125 – Life prediction and optimisation of advanced first-wall fusion materials  – $1,400,000 – PA Burr.
  • ARC Linkage Project LP220100031 – Advanced shield materials for compact fusion energy  – $1,024,000 – PA Burr, EG Obbard, B Gludovatz, K Laws.
  • USA Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and CSIRO – Advanced reactor impact not he back end of the nuclear fuel cycle – $100,400 – PA Burr.
  • Tokamak Energy (UK), Accelerating the development of shielding materials for spherical Tokamaks – $636,000 – PA Burr, EG Obbard.
  • Australian Research Council, Discovery Project DP170103219 – Advanced electrochemical capacitors – $270,000 – A Lennon, Z Ouyang, PA Burr.
  • Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB Industry sponsorship – $66,000 – PA Burr.
  • $330,000 in-kind computational resources through national merit allocation schemes.
  • $405,000 in-kind access to Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS).
  • UNSW Research infrastructure scheme – $64,750.

Named Partner Investigator

  • Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (Stiftelsen för Strategisk Forskning), SUNRISE project (Sustainable Nuclear energy Research In Sweden) – SEK 50,000,000 (AUD $7,800,000).
  • EPSRC responsive mode grant (2017-2020) – £665,000 (AUD $1,200,000).
  • EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (2019-2024) – £5,900,000 (AUD $10,600,000).

  • ARC mid-career industry fellowship for ‘Life prediction and optimisation of advanced first-wall fusion materials’.  Read the UNSW announcement.