Clifton Sluss is a Ph.D. candidate in the Materials Science and Engineering Department. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee in 2005. Mr. Sluss is a licensed professional engineer who currently works for the Y-12 National Security Complex in the Weapons Technical Support group, where he contributes to a variety of evaluation methods, including mechanical metallurgy, radiographic examination, dynamics, and mass properties.
Under the guidance of Dr. David Keffer, Mr. Sluss uses classical molecular dynamics simulations of materials to develop and extend an entropy functional. His research aims to make a robust entropy functional that is more accessible to both theorists and experimentalists.