Research Areas: Advanced Characterization; Nuclear; Materials Characterization; Materials Properties and Performance
Biography: Daniel Jadernas is an R&D Scientist at Idaho National Laboratory’s Materials and Fuel Complex. Working at the Irradiated Materials Characterization Laboratory, Daniel is the focused ion beam (FIB) Instrument Group Leader. He is responsible for research activities that utilize FIBs and the development of novel techniques for characterizing materials. Daniel has 13 years of experience using electron and ion optical techniques in conjunction with related analytical techniques (EDS, WDS, EBSD, EELS, etc.) in both academic and industrial settings with a focus on nuclear materials. Daniel graduated with a Master of Science in Physics from the University of Linkoping, Sweden. After that, he spent three years performing academic research at University of Linkoping before transitioning to Studsvik Nuclear AB where he worked for eight years in both managerial and specialist roles with post-irradiation examinations of commercial reactor fuel and fuel components. Daniel has authored more than forty scientific papers and given three invited presentations related to nuclear materials research.
Master of Science in Physics, University of Linkoping, Sweden, 2006
Member of the American Nuclear Society Ad-hoc journal reviewer Grant proposal reviewer
Awarded best master thesis by the Surface Science Society
Light Water Reactor Fuel Expert role and group lead for the Focused Ion Beam (FIB) group. Principal investigator for development and post irradiation research and development projects. Research activities that use FIBs and the development of novel techniques for characterizing materials.