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Narayan Poudel, PhD

Staff Scientist

Research Areas:
Advanced Characterization; Data collection; Extreme Conditions Research; Materials Characterization; Nuclear Fuels; Office of Science; Thermophysical Properties of Nuclear Fuel Materials ; Three omega thermal conductivity


​Narayan Poudel is a staff scientist in Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at Idaho National Laboratory. His research focuses on the electrical, thermal transport and magneto-transport properties of actinides and rare earth materials in extreme environments. Dr. Poudel received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Houston in 2017 and a MS from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal in 2019. He is a member of the American Physical Society, Materials Research Society, and Nepal Physical Society. He also serves as a peer reviewer in various journals. Dr. Poudel is an author of 25 scientific papers and presented his work at 15 international conferences.​


​PhD, University of Houston (2017)

Research Interests:

​Materials characterization in extreme environments

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