Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Lindsay Shuller-Nickles

Assistant Professor
342 Computer Court
Anderson, SC 29625-6510
864.656.0672 FAX
E-mail: lshulle@clemson.edu

Ph.D.  Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2010
M.S.  Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2007
B.S.  Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2005

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Personal/Research Homepage: http://people.clemson.edu/~shulle

Faculty Overview
Dr. Shuller-Nickles’ research and teaching interests are in the fields of environmental mineralogy, actinide chemistry, geochemistry, and computational materials science. She integrates computational and experimental techniques to evaluate the stability of nuclear materials and waste streams throughout the nuclear fuel cycle. For example, one initiative focuses on understanding the immobilization of radionuclides in the environment via sorption onto mineral surfaces, incorporation into rock-forming or uranyl minerals, or precipitation as solid phases.

Class Information
For current syllabi, please search the Clemson University Syllabus Respository.

GEOL 2050 - Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology
EES   8120 - Environmental Nuclear Engineering

Selected Publications

Shuller, L.C., Ewing, R.C., Becker, U. (2011) Np-incorporation into uranyl phases: A quantum-mechanical evaluation. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2011.04.016.

Shuller, L.C., Ewing, R.C., Becker, U. (2011) Thermodynamic properties of ThxU1-xO2 (0 < x < 1) based on quantum-mechanical calculations and Monte-Carlo simulations. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 412: 13-21.

Shuller, L.C., Ewing, R.C., Becker, U. (2010) Quantum-mechanical evaluation of Np-incorporation into studtite. American Mineralogist, 95: 1151-1160.

Zhang, F., Pointeau, V., Shuller, L.C., Reaman, D., Lang, M., Liu, Z., Hu, J., Panero, W., Becker, U., Ewing, R. (2009) Structural transitions and electron transfer in coffinite, USiO4, at high pressure. American Mineralogist, 94(7): 916-920.

Skomurski, F.N., Shuller, L.C., Ewing, R.C., and Becker U. (2008) Corrosion of UO2 and ThO2: A quantum-mechanical investigation. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 375(3): 290-310

Awards & Honors

First Place in Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research student paper competition, 2010

Best Poster in session, Waste Management Conference, 2008

Office of Civilian and Radioactive Waste Management Fellowship, 2007-2010

Roy G Post Scholarship, 2007