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Ron Klueh

Materials Science & Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6138



  • BS, Metallurgical Engineering, Purdue University
  • MS, Metallurgical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • PhD, Metallurgy and Materials Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Honors and Awards (Last 5 Years):

  • Fellow ASM International, 1996

Membership on any Advisory Committees, etc.:

  • Chairman, IEA Working Committee on Ferritic/Martensitic Steels for Fusion

Professional Society Activities:

  • Fellow, ASM International

Recent Papers:

  1. R. L. Klueh, "Irradiation Damage of Ferritic/Martensitic Steels: Fusion Program Data Applied to a Spallation Neutron Source," p. 67 in: Materials for Spallation Neutron Sources, TMS, Warrendale, PA, 1998.
  2. R. Jayaram and R. L. Klueh, "Microstructural Characterization of 5-9% Cr-2%W-V-Ta Martensitic Steels," Metall. and Matls Trans., 29A (1998) 1551.
  3. A. Hishinuma, A. Kohyama, R. L. Klueh, D. S. Gelles, W. Dietz, and K. Ehrlich, "Current Satus and Future R & D for Reduced-Activation Ferritic/Martensitic Steels," J. Nucl. Mater., 258-253 (1998) 193.
  4. R. L. Klueh and D. J. Alexander, "Heat Treatment Effects on Impact Toughness of 9Cr-1MoVNb and 12Cr-1MoVW Steels Irradiated to 100 dpa," J. Nucl. Mater., 258-253 (1998).
  5. A. F. Rowcliffe, J. P. Robertson, R. L. Klueh, K. Shiba, D. J. Alexander, M. L. Grossbeck, and S. Jitsukawa, "Fracture Toughness and Tensile Behavior of Ferritic-Martensitic Steels Irradiated at Low Temperatures," J. Nucl. Mater., 258-253 (1998) 1275.
  6. M. L. Grossbeck, R. L. Klueh, E. T. Cheng, J. R. Peterson, M. R. Woolery, and E. E. Bloom, J. Nucl. Mater., Analysis of V-Cr-Ti Alloys in Terms of Activation of Impurities, J. Nucl. Mater., 258-253 (1998) 1778.
  7. R. L. Klueh (Ed), Proceedings of the IEA Working Group Meeting on Ferritic/Martensitic Steels, Petten, The Netherlands, October 1-2, 1998, ORNL/M-6627.
  8. R. L. Klueh and D. J. Alexander, Effect of Heat Treatment and Irradiation Temperature on Impact Properties of Cr-W-V Ferritic Steels, J. Nucl. Mater., 262 (1999) 263.
  9. E. H. Lee, J. D. Hunn, G. A Rao, R. L. Klueh, and L. K. Mansur, "Triple Ion Beam Studies of Radiaion Damage in 9Cr-1MoVNb Ferritic/Martensitic Steels for a High Power Spallation Neutron Source," J. Nucl. Mater., 271 & 272 (1999) 385.
  10. R. L. Klueh, D. J. Alexander, and M. Rieth, "The Effect of Tantalum on the Mechanical Properties of a 9Cr-2W-0.25V-0.07Ta-0.01C Steel," J. Nucl. Mater., 273 (1999) 146.
  11. R. L. Klueh and D. J. Alexander, "Tensile and Charpy Impact Properties of Irradiated Reduced-Activation Ferritic Steels," Effects of Radiation on Materials: 18th International Symposium, ASTM STP 1325 (American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, 1999) 911.
  12. R. L. Klueh, D. J. Alexander, and M. A. Sokolov, "Effect of Small Amounts of Rhenium and Osmium on Mechanical Properties of a 9Cr-2W-0.25-0.07Ta-0.1C Steel," J. Nucl. Mater., to be published.
  13. R. L. Klueh, N. Hashimoto, R. F. Buck, M. A. Sokolov, "A Potential New Ferritic/Martensitic Steel for Fusion Applications," J. Nucl. Mater., to be published.
  14. R. L. Klueh, M. A. Sokolov, K. Shiba, Y. Miwa, and J. P. Robertson, "Embrittlement of Reduced-Activation Ferritic/Martensitic Steels Irradiated in HFIR at 300 and 400°C," J. Nucl. Mater., to be published.
  15. R. L. Klueh, E. T. Cheng, M. L. Grossbeck, and E. E. Bloom, "Impurity Content of Reduced-Activation Ferritic Steels and the Effect on the Reduced-Activation Characteristics," J. Nucl. Mater., to be published.