Ronald Ballinger

Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Contact Info

Office Phone: 617-253-5118
Office: NW22-117


Professor Ronald Ballinger’s research interests include environmental effects on materials behavior, electrochemistry, corrosion, advanced materials for fusion systems, advanced statistical and experimental techniques for experimental analysis, and nuclear fuel performance analysis. His professional service includes US Department of Energy Technical Assistance Group for Disposition of N-Reactor Fuel, Department of State Technical Advisory Committee on Conditioning of North Korean Reactor Fuel, and the Department of Energy Technical Advisory Committee on Disposition of Savannah River Reactor Site Metallic Fuel. Professor Ballinger is responsible for the conception, development, and bringing to commercial acceptance of a super alloy, Alloy 908, for use in cryogenic magnet systems. This alloy was chosen as the sheath material for the international nuclear fusion research project ITER.