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Matthew Kaye
Bsc, MSc, PhD, PEng

Associate Professor

Department of Energy and Nuclear Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) - Room 4082
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 5524


  • PhD in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario 2001
  • Master of Science in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario 1996
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Metallurgy and Materials Science Engineering University of Toronto, Ontario 1991

Courses taught

  • Radiation Effects on Material Properties
  • Advanced Nuclear Materials
  • Engineering Problem Solving
  • Nuclear Corrosion

Research and expertise

  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Nuclear Materials
  • High Temperature Materials Chemistry
  • Aqueous Chemistry
  • Physical metallurgy and welding issues
  • Senior Research Associate (October 2004 to May 2007)
    Nuclear Engineering Group, Royal Military College (RMC), Kingston, Ontario. 
    Research area: Thermodynamics of Nuclear Materials
    Supervisors: Dr. W.T. Thompson and Dr. B.J. Lewis
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (September 2002 to September 2004)
    Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire, Cadarache, France.
    Research area: Thermodynamics of Nuclear Materials
    Supervising Scientist: Dr. M.P. Kissane
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (July 2001 to August 2002)
    Centre for Automotive Materials and Manufacturing, Kingston, Ontario.
    Research area: Molten Salt Electrochemistry of Magnesium
    Supervising Scientist: Dr. W.T. Thompson


  • Selected publications
    • Teaching problem-solving skills to nuclear engineering students, E. Waller and M.H. Kaye, European Journal of Engineering Education, Published online 18 June 2012.
    • Computation of Pourbaix Diagrams at Elevated Temperature, M.H. Kaye and W.T. Thompson, Chapter 9 of Uhlig Corrosion Handbook, 3rd edition, R.W. Revie, Ed., John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Hoboken NJ 2011, 111-122.
    • Progress in Chemistry Modelling for Vapour and Aerosol Transport Analyses, M.H. Kaye, M.P. Kissane, and P.K. Mason, International Journal of Materials Research, December 2010, 1571 – 1578.
    • CANDU Fuel Nuclear Model, W.T. Thompson, B.J. Lewis, E.C. Corcoran, M.H. Kaye, S.J. White, F. Akbari, J.D. Higgs, D.M. Thompson, T.M. Besmann, and S. Vogel, International Journal of Materials Research, September 2007;
    • Fe Solubility in the Zn-Rich Corner of the Al-Fe-Zn System for Use in Continuous Galvanizing and Galvannealing,  J.R. McDermid, M.H. Kaye, and W.T. Thompson, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B , 38B April 2007, 215-230;
    • Thermodynamic Treatment of the Noble Metal Fission Product System, M.H. Kaye, W.T. Thompson, and B.J. Lewis, Journal of Nuclear Materials , 366 2007, 8-27;.
    • Phase Equilibrium in Metallic Systems, M.H. Kaye, K.M. Jaansalu, W.T. Thompson, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 42 October 2003, 393-410.And published by IUPAC as: Chapter 10 Condensed Phases of Inorganic Materials: Metallic Systems in Measurement of the Properties of Multiple Phases - Experimental Thermodynamics Volume VII, 2005, 275-305;
    • A Thermodynamic Model for Noble Metal Alloy Inclusions in Nuclear Fuel Rods and Application to the Study of Loss-of-Coolant Accidents, M.H. Kaye, 2001;
    • Thermodynamics of Aqueous Corrosion: Pourbaix Diagrams for Multi-element Systems, W.T. Thompson, M.H. Kaye, C.W. Bale, and A.D. Pelton, Uhlig Corrosion Handbook, 2nd edition, R.W. Revie, Ed., John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York 2000, 125-136;
    • Low-Volatile Fission-Product Release and Fuel Volatilization During Severe Reactor Accident Conditions, B.J. Lewis, B.J. Corse, W.T. Thompson, M.H. Kaye, F.C. Iglesias, P. Elder, R. Dickson, and Z Liu, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 252 1998, 235-256; and
    • Toward a Comprehensive Thermodynamic Treatment of Noble Metal Inclusions, M.H. Kaye, W.T. Thompson, and B.J. Lewis, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Washington D.C., November 1998, 123-125.