Fission Reactor Design
Study in this area encompasses the synthesis of the basic components of nuclear technology in the engineering and design of nuclear reactors. Problems of heat removal, stress analysis, reactor dynamics and control, and nuclear reactor safety are considered. Current reactor designs are considered in support of life extension and near term construction, and future systems are also considered for future missions of high economic and safety performance, proliferation resistance, and capabilities to provide new products and services including hydrogen and actinide management.
Faculty with research focus in this area: