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Kevin M. Fox

Fox-PhotoKevin M. Fox is a principal engineer in the Environmental Stewardship Directorate of the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) in South Carolina.  He received his B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.  He has a background in structure/property relationships in ceramic materials, with a focus on high temperature deformation of ceramic composites and advanced microstructural characterization techniques.  He studied Spark Plasma Sintering of ceramic-metal composites at Nihon University in Japan as the recipient of a National Science Foundation fellowship, and has previous experience as an engineer at OSRAM Sylvania in the development and production of alumina arc tubes for sodium vapor lamps.


Dr. Fox has co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications, co-edited 4 volumes, and given more than 40 technical society presentations.  He has co-organized more than 15 technical society symposia, and serves as a reviewer for several journals.  He is a past Chair of the ACerS Nuclear and Environmental Technology Division, a past President of the Ceramic Education Council, and a past member of the Material Advantage Committee.  Dr. Fox currently serves as Vice President of the Keramos Board of Directors, Chair of the Book Publishing Committee, and a member of the Education Integration Committee.  He is a recipient of the Basic Science Division Graduate Excellence in Materials Science Award, the Karl Schwartzwalder – Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering Award, and the SRNL Laboratory Director’s Early Career Exceptional Achievement Award.


Dr. Fox’s current research focus is on the development of innovative glass and ceramic waste forms for the immobilization of defense high level nuclear wastes, as well as for the safe disposition of by-products from commercial nuclear fuel recycling.

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