William Weber, Governor’s Chair Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society through the Division of Materials Physics. Weber was nominated for his seminal contributions and scientific leadership in the materials physics of defects, defect processes, ion-solid interactions and radiation damage processes in ceramics. In March 2010, Weber was named the eighth University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for radiation effects on materials. He earned his B.S. in physics from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, in 1971, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1972 and 1977, respectively.
Y. Zhang and W. J. Weber, “Role of Energy Partitioning on Electron-Hole Recombination, Trapping, and Detection in Silicon Detectors,”Physical Review B 82 : 075202 (2010).
R. Devanathan, W. J. Weber, and J. D. Gale, “Radiation tolerance of ceramics – Insights for atomistic simulation of damage accumulation in pyrochlores,” Energy & Environmental Science 3 : 1551-1559 (2010).
H. Y. Xiao, F. Gao, and W. J. Weber, “Threshold displacement energies and defect formation energies in Y2Ti2O7,” J. Physics: Condens. Matter 22 : 415801 (2010).
Y. Zhang, W. Jiang, C. Wang, F. Namavar, P. D. Edmondson, Z. Zhu, F. Gao, J. Lian, and W. J. Weber, “Grain growth and phase stability of nanocrystalline cubic zirconia under ion irradiation,” Physical Review B 82 : 184105 (2010).
W. J. Weber and F. Gao, “Irradiation-induced defect clustering and amorphization in silicon carbide,” J. Materials Research 25 : 2349-2353 (2010).
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