The research in Guo Group integrates advanced structural and thermodynamic techniques to study synthetic and natural material systems with special focuses on actinides and transuranium-containing systems.
Our group has expertise in various thermal analysis and calorimetric techniques, high-pressure static compression techniques, and various material synthesis and characterization techniques, including neutron and synchrotron X-ray spectroscopies.
The currently available research topics are:
- Transuranium thermochemistry
- Nuclear fuel research (nanosized oxides/MOX; advanced fuel type, molten salt fuel)
- Thermodynamics of lanthanides, actinides-containing minerals, and ceramic-based wastes
- Behaviors of materials under extremes (high-temperature, high-pressure, and hydrothermal conditions).