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Oregon State University

About Oregon State University 

Oregon State University was founded in 1868 and is one of the only two universities in the United States to have sea grant, space grant and sun grant designations. With a record $336 million in external research funding in 2016, OSU researchers are leaders and innovators in natural resources, technology, agriculture, public health and other areas. 

OSU’s School of Nuclear Science and Engineering was founded in 1959 and is known for its progressive research, large-scale test facilities and industry and government partnerships. With students and alumni from around the world, OSU helps drive the future of nuclear science through engineering, health physics and medical physics. Research areas include computational methods, research reactor operations and management and nuclear reactor hydromechanics, system design and thermal hydraulics. The nuclear science and engineering department houses an on-site 1.1 MW TRIGA research reactor with irradiation facilities. 

The Advanced Nuclear Systems Engineering Laboratory is home to two major thermal-hydraulic test facilities—the High Temperature Test Facility and the Hydro-Mechanical Fuel Test Facility. The Advanced Plant Experimental Facility is an integral systems test facility that accurately models the Westinghouse AP1000 pressurized water reactor. The Advanced Thermal Hydraulic Research Laboratory is dedicated to investigating fundamental properties in multi-phase fluid flow and heat transfer. It currently houses the Multi-Application Small Light Water Reactor.



​ NUC University Lead

​​Wade Marcum.pngWade Marcum

Associate Professor, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

 

 

 

  • Experimental Assay and Analysis of Supercritical CO2 Power Generation Cycles with RELAP-7

 

Projects with INL

Andy Klein.pngAndy Klein

Professor, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

 

 

  • Transient Modeling of Integrated NHES
  • Experimental Assay and Analysis of Supercritical CO2 Power Generation Cycles with RELAP-7

 

Todd Palmer.pngTodd Palmer

Professor, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

 

 

  • Development of State-of-the-Art Capabilities to Support TREAT Modeling

Julie Tucker.pngJulie Tucker

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical , Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

 

  • Stress Corrosion Cracking Testing in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
  • Experimental Assay and Analysis of Supercritical CO2 Power Generation Cycles with RELAP-7

 

Qiao Wu.pngQiao Wu

Professor, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

 

 

  • Transient Modeling of Integrated NHES
  • Experimental Assay and Analysis of Supercritical CO2 Power Generation Cycles with RELAP-7

​​Haori Yang.pngHaori Yang

Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

 

 

  • Experimental Assay and Analysis of Supercritical CO2 Power Generation Cycles with RELAP-7

 

Other University Contacts

Kathy Higley.pngKathy Higley

School Head and Professor, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

 

 

Alena Paulenova.pngAlena Paulenova

Associate Professor, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

Brian Woods.pngBrian Woods

Professor, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

David Cann.jpgDavid Cann

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

 

 

 

Brian Fronk.jpgBrian Fronk

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

 

 

Chris Hoyle.jpgChristopher Hoyle

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

 

Bill Smart.jpg​Bill Smart

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Irem Tumer.jpgIrem Tumer

Professor, Complex Engineered Systems Design (CESD) Laboratory, School of Mech., Industry and Manufacturing Engineering
Associate Dean, Research and Economic Dev. College of Engineering