Zeinab Alsmadi

Assistant Teaching Professor

Dr. Alsmadi is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University. She earned her B.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2016, MMSE in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2020 and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2020. She held a Postdoctoral Research Scholar position in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University from 2020 to 2023. She has extensive expertise and several publications in the fields of nuclear materials science, radiation shielding and corrosion science.

Dr. Alsmadi research work focuses on understanding the relationship between microstructure, processing, mechanical properties, and functionality of materials for nuclear energy systems, and on the assessment of shielding and corrosion properties of single-layered and multi-layered coating barriers on the inner canister of spent nuclear fuel waste storage such as dry casks, and the assessment of different stainless-steel alloys as candidate canister materials as well as candidate structural materials for other nuclear systems, to enhance their radiation shielding efficiency and corrosion resistance.

Dr. Alsmadi is currently teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of introduction to nuclear energy, laboratory projects in nuclear engineering and particle material interaction.


Ph.D. 2020

Nuclear Engineering

North Carolina State University

MMSE 2020

Materials Science and Engineering

North Carolina State University

B.S. 2016

Nuclear Engineering

Jordan University of Science and Technology

Research Description

Dr. Alsmadi’s research areas include nuclear material science; radiation shielding; corrosion science; and nuclear waste management.


Computational evaluation on the use of some selected ceramic max-phase coatings as shielding layers on spent fuel dry cask canisters
, (2023). IOSR Journal of Applied Physics. Retrieved from https://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jap/papers/Vol15-issue1/Ser-1/B1501010516.pdf
Shielding and corrosion properties of the Alloy 709 as canister material for spent nuclear fuel dry casks
Alsmadi, Z. Y., & Bourham, M. A. (2023), Defence Technology, 21, 116–124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dt.2022.08.002
An assessment of protective coating dry cask canisters with structurally amorphous metals (SAMs) for enhanced radiation shielding
Alsmadi, Z. Y., & Bourham, M. A. (2022), NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, 388. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nucengdes.2022.111647
Stress-Controlled Creep-Fatigue of an Advanced Austenitic Stainless Steel at Elevated Temperatures
Alsmadi, Z. Y., Abouelella, H., Alomari, A. S., & Murty, K. L. (2022), MATERIALS, 15(11). https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15113984
Effect of Strain Range on High Temperature Creep-Fatigue Behaviour of Fe-25Ni-20Cr (wt.%) Austenitic Stainless Steel (Alloy 709)
Alsmadi, Z. Y., & Murty, K. L. (2021), MATERIALS AT HIGH TEMPERATURES, 38(1), 47–60. https://doi.org/10.1080/09603409.2020.1859310
Enhanced shielding and mechanical properties of white cement mortars via celestobarite fine aggregate
, (2021). International Journal of General Engineering and Technologyy. Retrieved from http://iaset.us/archives?jname=74_2&year=2021&submit=Search
High-temperature effects on creep-fatigue interaction of the Alloy 709 austenitic stainless steel
Alsmadi, Z. Y., & Murty, K. L. (2021), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FATIGUE, 143. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2020.105987
Shielding properties of 316 stainless steel with multi-layered barriers for spent fuel drycasks
, (2021). International Journal of Physics and Research. Retrieved from http://www.tjprc.org/publishpapers/2-44-1615371730-2IJPRJUN20212.pdf
Effect of hold time on high temperature creep-fatigue behavior of Fe-25Ni-20Cr (wt.%) austenitic stainless steel (Alloy 709)
Alsmadi, Z. Y., Alomari, A., Kumar, N., & Murty, K. L. (2020), MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, 771. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2019.138591
Shielding properties of alloy 709 advanced austenitic stainless steel as candidate canister material in spent fuel dry casks
, (2020). International Journal of Physics and Research. Retrieved from http://www.tjprc.org/publishpapers/2-44-1608272312-2IJPRDEC20202.pdf

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