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Lindsay Shuller-Nickles

Lindsay Shuller-NicklesAssociate Professor
342 Computer Court
Anderson, SC 29625-6510
864.656.0672 FAX

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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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 and in the environment. Recent efforts also include characterization of solid samples for nuclear forensics applications.

Current external funding:

Department of Homeland Security, Nuclear Forensics Junior Faculty Award Program, “Coupling Experiments and Atomistic Modeling to Characterize Actinide Oxides in Support of Nuclear Forensics” (2014-Present); PI.

Department of Energy, Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Implementation Project "Radionuclide Waste Disposal: Development of Multi-scale Experimental and Modeling Capabilities" (2014-Present); co-PI.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Undergraduate Scholarship Program “Clemson University Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Undergraduate Scholarship Program” (2014-Present), PI.

Class Information

For current syllabi, please search the Clemson University Syllabus Repository.

GEOL 2050 - Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology
EES 4120 - Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Radioactive Waste Management
EES 8120 - Environmental Nuclear Engineering
EES 8160 - Technical Nuclear Forensics
EES 8830-012 - Atomistic Modeling in Environmental Systems

Selected Publications

Zhao, M., Russell, P., Amoroso, J., Misture, S., Utlak, S., Besmann, T., Shuller-Nickles, L., Brinkman, K.S., 2020. Exploring the links between crystal chemistry, cesium retention, thermochemistry and chemical durability in single-phase (Ba,Cs)1.33(Fe,Ti)8O16 hollandite. J. Mater. Sci. 55, 6401–6416.

Grote, R., Hong, T., Shuller-Nickles, L., Amoroso, J., Tang, M., Brinkman, K.S., 2019. Radiation tolerant ceramics for nuclear waste immobilization: Structure and stability of cesium containing hollandite of the form (Ba,Cs)1.33(Zn,Ti)8O16 and (Ba,Cs)1.33(Ga,Ti)8O16. J. Nucl. Mater. 518, 166–176. doi:10.1016/J.JNUCMAT.2019.03.005

Grote, R., Zhao, M., Shuller-Nickles, L., Amoroso, J., Gong, W., Lilova, K., Navrotsky, A., Tang, M., Brinkman, K.S., 2019. Compositional control of tunnel features in hollandite-based ceramics: structure and stability of (Ba,Cs)1.33(Zn,Ti)8O16. J. Mater. Sci. 54, 1112–1125. doi:10.1007/s10853-018-2904-1

Zhao, M., Xu, Y., Shuller‐Nickles, L., Amoroso, J., Frenkel, A.I., Li, Y., Gong, W., Lilova, K., Navrotsky, A., Brinkman, K.S., 2019. Compositional control of radionuclide retention in hollandite‐based ceramic waste forms for Cs‐immobilization. J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 102, 4314–4324. doi:10.1111/jace.16258

Wen, Y., Xu, Y., Brinkman, K.S., Shuller-Nickles, L., 2018. Atomistic scale investigation of cation ordering and phase stability in Cs-substituted Ba1.33Zn1.33Ti6.67O16, Ba1.33Ga2.66Ti5.67O16 and Ba1.33Al2.66Ti5.33O16 hollandite. Sci. Rep. 8, 5003. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-22982-7

Xu, Y., Feygenson, M., Page, K., Shuller-Nickles, L.C., Brinkman, K.S., 2016. Structural Evolution in Hollandite Solid Solutions Across the A-Site Compositional Range from Ba 1.33 Ga 2.66 Ti 5.34 O 16 to Cs 1.33 Ga 1.33 Ti 6.67 O 16. J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 99, 4100–4106. doi:10.1111/jace.14443

Xu, Y., Grote, R., Wen, Y., Shuller-Nickles, L., Brinkman, K.S., Pfeifer, T., Matyáš, J., Balaya, P., Singh, D., Wei, J., 2016. Development of Ga Doped Hollandites Ba x Cs y (Ga 2x+y Ti 8-2x-y )O 6 for Cs Immobilization, in: Ceramics for Energy Conversion, Storage, and Distribution Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA, pp. 157–164. doi:10.1002/9781119234531.ch14

Xu, Y., Wen, Y., Grote, R., Amoroso, J., Shuller-Nickles, L.C., Brinkman, K.S., 2016. A-site compositional effects in Ga-doped hollandite materials of the form Ba x Cs y Ga 2x + y Ti 8 − 2x − y O 16 : implications for Cs immobilization in crystalline ceramic waste forms. Nat. Publ. Gr. 6, 1–8. doi:10.1038/srep27412

Xie, Y., Helvenston, E.M., Shuller-Nickles, L.C., Powell, B.A., 2016. Surface Complexation Modeling of Eu(III) and U(VI) Interactions with Graphene Oxide. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50, 1821–1827. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b05307

Renock, D., Shuller-Nickles, L.C., 2015. Predicting Geologic Corrosion with Electrodes. Elements 11.


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