Biography: Krzysztof Gofryk is a Staff Scientist in the Fuel Design and Development Department. Nearly 20% of the world's electricity today is generated by nuclear energy. However, the microscopic processes that control transport and thermodynamic behaviors in nuclear materials used in power plants are not well understood. Key to the understanding is detailed knowledge of different low-energy excitations and their coupling, and how they are represented in physical properties of these technologically important materials. In his research, Krzysztof studies these interactions by extensive transport, thermodynamic, structural, and spectroscopic measurements performed under extreme conditions such as high pressures, low/high temperatures and high magnetic fields. Further, his research utilizes on-site state-of-the-art experimental systems as well as a variety of off-site collaborations and cutting edge user facilities (NHMFL LANL, APS ANL, SLAC NAL, UserLab ITU).
Mr. Gofryk has been with the INL for two years. Previously, he worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2014-2013), Los Alamos National Laboratory (2013-2009), and the Institute for Transuranium Elements (2009-2006). He earned a PhD in Physics and belongs to several professional societies including the European Rare-Earth and Actinide Society, American Physical Society, American Association for Crystal Growth, Polish Physical Society, and the American Vacuum Society. His outside interests include skiing and swimming.
European Rare-Earth and Actinide Society
American Physical Society
American Association for Crystal Growth
Polish Physical Society
American Vacuum Society