Kevin Field

Associate Professor


Additional Title

  • NERS Undergraduate Program Chair

Professor Field is an experimental material scientist with expertise in advanced alloy development and radiation effects in material systems relevant for nuclear power generation. He joins us from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His most recent awards include the 2018 Early Career Research award from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a recipient team member for the 2019 Materials Performance Corrosion Innovation of the Year Award for the development and deployment of FeCrAl claddings for nuclear power applications.


  • Ph.D. Materials Science, 2012 University of Wisconsin–Madison

Research Interests

Honors and Awards

  • American Nuclear Society Landis Young Member Engineering Achievement Award, 2024
  • DOE Early Career Award, 2020
  • Materials Performance Corrosion Innovation of the Year Award, 2019
  • UT-Battelle Award for Early Career Researcher in Science and Technology, 2018