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Walter Neal Simmons

Gendell Family Professor of the Practice
Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
309 Hudson Hall, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708-0302
309 Hudson Hall, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants


High Sensitivity Low Cost Solid State Neutron Detection

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by US Department of Homeland Security · 2014 - 2019

DMREF: GOALI: Collaborative Research: High-Throughput Simulations and Experiments to Develop Metallic Glasses

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2014 - 2018

An Assessment of Working Channel Damage by the FlexivaTracTipTM Holmium Laser Fiber

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Boston Scientific Corporation · 2015 - 2017

Innovations in Shock Wave Lithotripsy Technology

ResearchResearcher · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1997 - 2010

Carbon Ionic Conductors for Use in Novel Carbon-ion Fuel Cells

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Department of Energy · 2003 - 2005

External Relationships


  • Eagle Creek Renewables
  • GRIID
  • OPG
  • Terrasimco

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies, institutions, or organizations listed above. This information is available to institutional leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.