Dr. Brian J. Jaques is an Assistant Professor in the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering and the director of the Boise State Advanced Materials Laboratory (AML) at Boise State University. In addition, he is the Nuclear Energy Focus lead at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) in Idaho Falls, holds a joint appointment with the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Metallurgy and Materials Science in the state of Idaho. Dr. Jaques is the Boise State program director for the Advanced Sensors and Instrumentation (ASI) with the INL, which is a cross-disciplinary research program to develop and mature novel sensors for in-pile (in nuclear reactor core) applications that can provide real-time, accurate, and spatially resolved information regarding test conditions and the performance of fuels and materials during irradiation. In addition, Dr. Jaques’ research interests are primarily related to materials for extreme environments, energy materials, and nuclear enabling technologies, including: nuclear fuel synthesis, sensor design, sintering, corrosion, gas-solid reaction kinetics, mechanochemistry, particle science/powder synthesis, and mechanical behaviour of materials.
Dr. Jaques holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Boise State University, and is a native of the Boise area.