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The Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials is Steve Zinkle. Zinkle investigates the effect of radiation on materials in fission and fusion nuclear reactors. His research aims to develop high-performance, radiation-resistant materials for advanced nuclear fission and fusion energy applications. The nuclear scientist is also researching accident-tolerant fuel systems for reactors in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in Japan.