Dr. Wharry received her Ph.D., M.S.E. and B.S. in Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences, from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Purdue, Dr. Wharry was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Boise State University.
Dr. Wharry has extensive experience studying the effects of irradiation on materials using a range of microscopy techniques, multiscale mechanical testing techniques, and computational models. She has expertise on charged particle irradiation experiments, materials characterization, and transmission electron microscopy in situ mechanical testing. She has delivered over 30 conference presentations and over 15 invited talks. Janelle is an affiliate faculty of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, and has previously held positions at Duke Energy, Westinghouse, and Sandia National Laboratories.