Kelly Prater

Gary Was

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gsw@umich.edu

1921 Cooley

T: (734) 763-4675

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praterk@umich.edu
Office: 2940 Cooley
7349360266 B.S. Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University

My research interests are developing as I progress in my education.  I enjoy studying the effects of long-term irradiation on reactor fuel and structural components. My future research will focus on structural components for ITER to be manufactured in the United States.  ITER divertor and outer vacuum wall components have shape and size issues that have lead to a desire to use cast 316LN stainless steel instead of wrought steel.  The cast steels have to be proven equivalent or better than their wrought counterparts, especially in the area of stress corrosion cracking.