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The Ohio State University

About The Ohio State University 

For 144 years, the Ohio State University has been one of the nation's largest and leading institutions of higher learning with more than 66,000 students and 3,400 faculty. Ohio State, one of the nation's top 20 public universities with $934 million in research, conducts research in the areas of heath sciences, energy and environment and food production and security

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Ohio State houses a nuclear engineering graduate program that is strengthened by the presence of a 500 kW nuclear reactor. This program is designed to prepare students for successful careers in a variety of specialty areas associated with the application of radiation, radioactive materials and nuclear fission.

The Nuclear Reactor Laboratory is used for a wide range of nuclear-related research endeavors, including evaluation of material elemental constituents using neutron activation analysis and neutron depth profiling; evaluation of radiation damage to electronic components and other materials, such as optical fibers and optical fiber-based sensors; evaluation of neutron and gamma-ray radiation sensitive detector performance; isotope production; and biomedical experiments. 


NUC University Lead

Carol Smidts.pngCarol Smidts

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

 

 

  • ​Transient Modeling of Integrated NHES
  • Interfacing MOOSE Components to Enhance Capability
  • An Integrated Model-based Security Evaluation Method for Nuclear Hybrid Energy Systems
  • Safety and Performance Analysis of Advanced Reactors in Hybrid Energy Systems

 

Projects with INL

Marat Khavisov.pngMarat Khafizov

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 


  • Investigation of thermal conductivity degradation in advanced nuclear fuels for development of fuel performance codes

Jinsou Zhang.pngJinsou Zhang

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 


  • Interfacing MOOSE Components to Enhance Capability

 

Other University Contacts

Tunc Aldemir.pngTunc Aldemir

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

 

 

 

Tom Blue.pngTom Blue

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (soon to be emeritus)

​​Lei Cao.pngLei Cao

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Marcello Canova.jpgMarcello Canova

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

 

 

Randall Mathison.jpgRandall Mathison

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Randy Moses.jpgRandy Moses

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Dean for Research, COE Research

 

 

 

Rama Yedavalli.jpg​Rama Yedavalli

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering