Jean Paul Allain
Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering
Dr. Jean Paul Allain received his Ph.D. from the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received a M.S. in nuclear engineering from the same institution.
Dr. Allain is the author of over 40 papers on both experimental and computational modeling in the area of particle-surface interactions and fusion science. His studies include developing in-situ surface structures and composition evolution characterization of heterogeneous surfaces under irradiation with hyperthermal charged particles for promoting structure and function at the nanoscale level. Dr. Allain is also coupling post-ionization secondary mass neutral spectrometry techniques with in-situ surface characterization to design ultra-thin catalytic films with applications in the semiconductor, biomaterials, and nuclear energy industries.