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The Nuclear, Optical, Magnetic, and Electronic (NOME) Materials Laboratory at Washington State University was started in Fall 2013 by Prof. John McCloy. Dr. McCloy brings his 10 years of industry experience in optical and electronic materials and 5 years of national laboratory experience in glass and magnetism towards education and research. His current intellectual interests revolve around the role of structural & chemical disorder in materials & the resulting emergent novel properties. These interests grow out of formal training in materials science and engineering, as well as long-standing interests in solid state chemistry, solid state physics, engineering ceramics, functional materials, ancient technologies, materials characterization, and mineralogy.

Research Interests:

  • Nuclear waste forms
  • Structure and crystallization of glass
  • Nano-magnetism
  • Advanced characterization techniques
  • Sensors for extreme environments