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Andrew and Jaron Present Their Research at the ANS Winter Meeting

This year the American Nuclear Society’s Winter Meeting was held in Washington D.C. Andrew presented “The Temperature Zoning Method for the On-the-Fly Thermal Scattering Sampling Procedure” and Jaron presented a “Comparison of Novel Multiphysics Coupling Methods in MOOSE.” Along with plenty of good technical presentations, several panels discussed the role of nuclear power in the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. This fit nicely into the theme of the meeting “Nuclear: The Foundation of Sensible Policy for Energy, Economy, and the Environment.”

Professor Ji Granted Tenure

Congratulations to Dr. Wei Ji, director of NEAMS, who has been granted tenure by the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Ji came to RPI in 2008 as an assistant professor and began the Nuclear Engineering Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) research group.

Read more about Professor Ji here.

Andrew Pavlou wins Block Prize for Graduate Research

Andrew Pavlou received the Robert C. Block Prize for Graduate Research at the 2015 Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering Awards Reception on May 28th.  The Block Prize is awarded annually to a graduate student in nuclear engineering and engineering physics who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and creativity in applied radiation technology research toward a master’s or doctoral thesis.

Andrew Pavlou Presents Research at M&C15

Andrew Pavlou presented his research at M&C 2015, the annual Joint International Conference on Mathematics and Computation (M&C), Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications (SNA) and the Monte Carlo (MC) Method. The conference was held in Nashville, Tennessee from April 19-23. His presentation was titled, “Implementation of a Least Squares Temperature Fit of the Thermal Scattering Law in MCNP6.”

Powering Tomorrow Together: ANS Student Conference 2015

NEAMS members Andrew Pavlou, Chris Morrison, and Jaron Senecal participated in this year’s ANS Student Conference at Texas A&M University. Chris was a Current Events in Space Nuclear panelist. Jaron presented “Comparison of Coupling Strategies for Solving a Multiphysics Boundary Value Problem Using MOOSE” in the Mathematics and Computation Division. In the same technical track, Andrew presented “A Study of the Frequency Spectrum of Thermal Excitations for On-the-Fly Monte Carlo Thermal Scattering Sampling,” which earned Best Paper.
Gig ‘em Aggies!

South Texas Nuclear Generating Station

A tour of the South Texas Nuclear Generating Station was organized as part of the conference.