Seminar Series

2019 Spring Seminar Series

Seminars are held on Tuesday at 2:30 pm in Farris Engineering Center room 2500.
Topical seminars are scheduled throughout the semester and can be used for seminar credit.

Full time, on-site students are required to attend every seminar that is scheduled. The seminars are posted here on the department website, which students should consult regularly. The number of seminars each semester is typically in the 10 - 12 range. If a seminar is missed, advance notification must be provided to Elaine Finke (, who compiles the final grade for the class based on number of seminars attended, and can be made up by either attending a seminar in a related field in another department or getting credit for participation in a conference or workshop.

Offsite students at the national labs or part-time students holding full time jobs are required to attend 8 seminars.

Seminar questions contact: Elaine Finke: or 505.277.2692


Tuesday, January 22

Irradiation damage in nuclear materials: the microstructure evolution, hardening, and characterization methods
Dr. Zhexian Zhang, The University of New Mexico
Host: Osman Anderoglu

Tuesday, January 29

NE Advisory Council / no seminar


Tuesday, February 5

Toward the next-generation computational multiscale multiphysics algorithm
Dr. Ryosuke Park, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Host: Cassiano Endres de Oliveira

Tuesday, February 19

NuScale Plant Electromagnetic Pulse Resilience in Reducing the Threat of a ‘Very Bad Day’
Dr. Camille Palmer, Oregon State University
Host: Anil K. Prinja


Tuesday, March 5

Backscatter Radiography as a Non-Destructive Imaging Tool
Dr. James Baciak, University of Florida
Host: Anil K. Prinja

Wednesday, March 6

Revving up nuclear power through innovative compact heat exchangers
Dr. Minghui Chen, Faculty Candidate, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Host: Anil K. Prinja

Tuesday, March 12

Spring Break / no seminar

Tuesday, March 19

W/UO2 for use as Fuel Elements for NTP
Dr. Dennis Tucker, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Host: Osman Anderoglu

Wednesday March 20

Experiences Revitalizing and Advancing Molten Salt Technology
Dr. Brian Kelleher, TerraPower
Host: Anil K. Prinja

Tuesday, March 26

Development of Nuclear Power Plant Safety Technologies: Accident Tolerant Fuels, Passive Cooling and FLEX Engineered System
Dr. Jun Wang, Faculty Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Host: Anil K. Prinja

Thursday, March 28

How to approach a “stranger”: unveil the mysteries of boiling by advanced techniques
Dr. Guanyu Su, Faculty Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Host: Anil K. Prinja


Tuesday, April 2

Understanding Tritium Transport Behavior in Molten Fluoride-Salt and Graphite Systems
Huali Wu, ABD, Faculty Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Host: Anil K. Prinja

Tuesday, April 9

Tuesday, April 16

Tuesday, April 23

Nuclear Engineering Symposium
STAMM Commons
1:00 – 4:00pm
Hosts: Anil K. Prinja and Robert Busch

Tuesday, April 30

An Overview of Some Recent Developments of Pebble bed and Prismatic Block Gen IV Nuclear Reactors and their TRISO Fuel Particles Manufacturing
Dr. Muthanna Al-Dahhan, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Host: Neven Ali


Tuesday, May 7

Finals week / no seminar