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Miaomiao Jin

Assistant Professor


  • Nuclear Engineering

229 Hallowell Building


Research Website

Interest Areas:

Computational materials, materials behavior in extreme environments, radiation-tolerant materials design, materials informatics.




Miaomiao (Mia) Jin is an assistant professor in the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering. Jin earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2019, and bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering at University of Science and Technology of China in 2013. Prior to joining Penn State, she completed a postdoctoral appointment at Idaho National Laboratory in 2020. Jin’s research focuses on computation materials relevant to nuclear applications, including atomistic simulations of materials behavior under extreme environments, multiscale modeling to infer property evolution/degradation, and data-driven prediction of radiation-induced material response.


  • Bachelor, Nuclear Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, 2013
  • Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019


Journal Articles

  • Hamdy Arkoub and Miaomiao Jin, 2023, "Impact of chemical short-range order on radiation damage in Fe-Ni-Cr alloys", Scripta Materialia, 229, pp. 115373
  • Yang Yang, Weiyue Zhou, Sheng Yin, Sarah Wang, Qin Yu, Matthew Olszta, Ya-Qian Zhang, Steven Zeltmann, Mingda Li and Miaomiao Jin, 2023, "One dimensional wormhole corrosion in metals", Nature Communications, 14, (1), pp. 988
  • Miaomiao Jin, Cody Dennett, David Hurley and Marat Khafizov, 2022, "Impact of small defects and dislocation loops on phonon scattering and thermal transport in ThO2", Journal of Nuclear Materials, 566, pp. 153758
  • Lingfeng He, Tiankai Yao, Kaustubh Bawane and Miaomiao Jin, 2022, "Dislocation loop evolution in Kr-irradiated ThO2", Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 105, (8), pp. 5419-5435
  • Yipeng Gao, Andrea M. Jokisaaria, Larry Aagesen, Yongfeng Zhang and Miaomiao Jin, 2022, "The effect of elastic anisotropy on the symmetry selection of irradiation-induced void superlattices in cubic metals.", Computational Materials Science, 206, pp. 111252
  • Yi Xie and Mia Jin, 2021, "Calculations of CISCC for UNF canisters thorugh physics-guided machine learning framework", Transactions of American Nuclear Society, 124, pp. 82-85
  • Miaomiao Jin, 2021, "Defect dynamics in \gamma-U, Mo and their alloys", Journal of Nuclear Materials, 549, pp. 152893
  • Rui Gao and Miaomiao Jin, 2021, "Hybrid diffusive-displacive helium outgassing in Cu/Nb multilayer composites", Scripta Materialia, 194, pp. 113706
  • Mia Jin, 2021, "Assessment of empirical interatomic potential to predict thermal conductivity in ThO2 and UO2", Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 33, pp. 275402
  • Pengyuan Xiu and Mia Jin, 2021, "Dislocation Loops in Proton Irradiated Uranium-Nitrogen-Oxygen System", Journal of Nuclear Materials, 557, pp. 153244
  • Mia Jin, 2021, "Dissociated prismatic loop punching by bubble growth in Cu", Scientific Reports, 11.1, pp. 1-9

Conference Proceedings

  • Jilang Miao and Mia Jin, 2022, "An Analytic Method for Solving Static Two-group, 1D Neutron Transport Equations", Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, United States, 127, (1), pp. 1068-1071

Research Projects

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Committee Member, TMS Nuclear Materials Committee, March 2023
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Committee Member, TMS Advanced Characterization, Testing, and Simulation Committee, February 2021
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Chairperson, TMS 2021 conference session chair, March 2021 - March 2021
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Chairperson, MS&T2022 conference session chair, October 2022
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, MS&T2022 conference symposium organizer, October 2022



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