Thomas Adams
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Thomas Adams

Adjunct Professor


  • Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA (2014)
  • M.S. Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA (2011)
  • M.S. Systems Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, USA (2007)
  • B.S. Electrical Engineer, University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA (1987)

Research Interests

  • Radioisotope (Betavoltaic, Alphavoltaic, Thermionic, and Other) Energy Conversion Systems
  • Alternative (RF, Thermal, Vibration & Acoustic) Energy Conversion Systems
  • Tritium Storage Materials and Loading Techniques
  • Nuclear Material and IED Sensing
  • Electrochemical & Fuel Cell Energy Storage systems
  • Hybrid Power Sources for Low-Power and Long-Life Applications
  • Power Storage and Generating Sources for Pulsed Power and Extreme Environments
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (IRS) Sensors
  • Test & Evaluation
  • RF Wireless Power Beaming
  • Technology Transfer


  • American Nuclear Society (ANS)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE)
  • The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
  • Nuclear Battery consortium and Strategic Radioisotope Consortium
  • Interagency Advanced Power Group (IAPG), Mechanical and Chemical Technical Working Groups
  • Power Sources Technical Working Group (PSTWG)
  • Military Power Source Committee (MPSC)
  • Alpha Nu Sigma (Nuclear Engineering Honor Society)