Welcome to Nuclear/Extreme Environment Material Research Group!

Our group’s research interest encompasses fundamental and applied research in nuclear fuels and structural materials for the area of nuclear energy technologies, ranging from applications in current light water reactors (LWRs), accident-tolerant fuels (ATFs), advanced reactor designs, spent fuel storage and disposals and in general materials for extreme environments.

Our group is, particularly, interested in surface modifications and surface coating technologies for functional materials to address material challenges in nuclear energy, biomaterials, transportation, and aerospace.

We are actively hiring undergraduate interns, graduate students, and post-doctoral associates. Please send an email to Prof. Yeom ( to discuss the openings.