Research Highlight: Brian Wirth
Governor’s Chair for Computational Nuclear Engineering
Brian Wirth, Nuclear Engineering, was named a 2016 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Wirth, the joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Computational Nuclear Engineering in the Tickle College of Engineering, was chosen for his contributions to nuclear engineering. Wirth is a globally recognized expert in nuclear materials and how they behave in radioactive environments. He has received the US Department of Energy Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, given to researchers in energy research and national security, and the Mishima Award, given by the American Nuclear Society for outstanding work in nuclear fuels and materials research.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals. The AAAS Council elects fellows whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.” It was founded in 1848 and includes 254 affiliated societies and academies of science serving 10 million individuals.