Credentials: Senior research scientist at Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute
Position title: former Assistant Scientist in MADCOR lab
Taeho Kim is an Assistant scientist in the Engineering Physics Department at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He obtained his PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology where he investigated the effect of dissolved hydrogen concentration on corrosion behavior of zirconium alloy. His research focused on corrosion characteristic of zirconium fuel cladding materials and structural materials of pressurized water reactors including nickel based alloy and stainless steels. In addition, he used in-situ Raman spectroscopy, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, TEM, SEM, synchrotron X-ray adsorption spectroscopy, and X-ray reflectivity method for investigating the characteristic of oxide film. Now, Dr. Kim focuses the effect of UV on corrosion behavior of zirconium alloy at simulated pressurized water reactor condition.