||Nuclear Science and
Research and Education Links
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The purpose of this page is to make it easy and convenient for students to
find out who is doing what and where in nuclear science and engineering research
and education. The focus is Canadian Universities, of course, but we should
not neglect others. Industry might like to establish a few points of technical
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Engineering Source Book - an excellent source of nuclear engineering educational
information brought to you by the North Carolina State University Department
of Nuclear Engineering.
- Check out www.gradschools.com listing of nuclear
programs worldwide. Very comprehensive.
- CRPPH Sponsored Survey of
University Level Education Programmes in Radiation Protection, April 1997,
195 pages (pdf 397kb). An NEA
report, listing radiation protection programs worldwide.
- The Institution of Nuclear Engineers has set up a guide
to courses available in UK universities which contain elements of nuclear
- UNENE, the University Network
of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering is an alliance of universities, nuclear
power utilities, research and regulatory agencies for the support and development
of nuclear education, research and development capability in Canadian universities.
- Ecole Polytechnique
- Nuclear Engineering Institute - visit the site to see a complete list of personnel, including:
- Dr. Daniel Rozon, Chaire Hydro-Québec en génie nucléaire, Department of Engineering Physics
Principal research interests: La physique des réacteurs nucléaires (à fission).
- Alain Hébert, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Principal research interests: 2D/3D neutron transport and diffusion calculations homogenization methods
- Jean Koclas, IGN Director and Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Physics
Principal research interests: Reactor dynamics, control and safety , nodal methods in diffusion theory.
- Robert Roy, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
Principal research interests: Neutron transport in 2D and 3D, parallel algorithms and numerical methods
- Alberto Teyssedou, Professor, Department of Engineering Physics
Principal research interests: Thermalhydraulics, two-phase flow and boiling
- Lubomir Zikovsky, Professor, Department of Engineering Physics
Principal research interests: Radioisotopes, environmental radioactivity and applied nuclear radiation techniques.
- Queen's University
- Professor Rick Holt, Professor and
NSERC / UNENE Industrial Research Chair in Nuclear Materials
Principal research interests: Control of microstructure/texture of zirconium alloy tubes; Experimental study of anisotropy and deformation of zirconium alloys; Modeling anisotropy and deformation of zirconium alloys; Effects of deformation on plastic instability and failure; Improvements in measurement of crystallographic texture; Micro-structural characterization and qualification; Experimental study and modeling of macro- and microscopic stress and strain development during manufacture and evolution during service; Theory of radiation damage and in-reactor deformation.
- McMaster University
J. S. Chang, Professor Emeritus, Department of Engineering Physics
Principal research interests: Nuclear reactor thermalhydraulics, electromagnetic,
hydrodynamics, and two-phase flow diagnostics.
Professor, Director, McMaster Institute of Applied Radiation Sciences (McIARS), Department of Physics and
Principal research interests: nuclear and atomic physics probes to
study human body composition.
Chang Y. Ching, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Multiphase Flows, Gas Turbine Aerodynamics / Heat Transfer and Near-Wall
- Dr. G.D. Harvel (AECL), Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Physics
Principal research interests: reactor thermalhydraulics and nuclear instrumentation.
Wm. J. Garland, Professor
Emeritus, Department of Engineering Physics
Principal research interests: Nuclear reactor systems analysis, reactor physics, thermalhydraulic systems, risk analysis, performance support systems.
David P.Jackson, Adjunct Professor, Department of Engineering Physics
Principal research interests: Management of technological systems,
Monte Carlo neutron transport in heavy water reactors, distributed computer
model of a virtual heavy water power reactor.
- Dr. V.S. Krishnan, ( AECL), Adjunct Professor, Department of Engineering Physics
Principal research interests: reactor thermalhydraulics and nuclear instrumentation.
- Dr. John Luxat, Professor and
NSERC / UNENE Industrial Research Chair in Nuclear Safety Analysis
Principal research interests: Best estimate models of physical processes, best estimate plant states, and most probable system configurations and failure events of nuclear reactors.
Nuclear reactor boiling heat transfer.
Marilyn Lightstone, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Principal research interests: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
- Dr. Fiona McNeill,
Associate Professor, Chair,
Medical Physics & Applied Radiation Sciences Unit, Department of Physics and
Principal research interests: Medical and Radiation Physics
W. F. Skip Poehlman, Associate Professor, Department of Computing and Software
Principal research interests: Applied Computersystems Group (ACsG),
Performance Support Systems Group (PSSG), Agile Manufacturing Systems
Management Group (AMIS), Generalized Electronic Learning Group (GEL).
- Dr. N.K. Popov ( AECL), Adjunct Professor, Department of Engineering Physics
Principal research interests: reactor thermalhydraulics and safety analysis.
Wm. Prestwich, Professor Emeritis, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Principal research interests: radiation physics and its application
to health and medical physics; these studies include radiative transport,
theoretical and experimental dosimetry and microdosimetry.
Mamdouh Shoukri, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, V.P. Research
Principal research interests: The physics of two phase flow and its
application to the power and process industries, and modelling of buoyancy
- Dr. V. Snell, ( AECL), Adjunct Professor, Department of Engineering Physics
Reactor Safety and Licensing.
- Royal Military College of Canada
W.S. Andrews, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Principal research interests: Application of neural network technology
to engineering problems and systems (eg: the release of fission products
from nuclear reactor fuel during severe accident conditions).
Les Bennett, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Neutron Radiography; Characterization of Radiation
Fields and Dosimetric Implications at Jet Aircraft Altitudes
Hugues Bonin, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Radiation Processing and effects of Radiation on
Materials; Advanced Candu Reactors Fuel Analysis through Optimal Fuel
Management at approach to refuelling equilibrium; Optimal Design of Candu
Fuel Bundles for Advanced Fuel Cycles
Brent J. Lewis, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Principal research interests: Experimentation and modelling of nuclear
fuel behaviour during normal and reactor accident conditions.
- University of New Brunswick
Robin A. Chaplin, NB Power Chair
in Power Plant Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering
Principal research interests: Interdisciplinary approach to finding
new, safe and cost-effective ways to generate power in collaboration with
other research groups and institutions.
Esam Hussein, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Esam is a Professor
and UNB Co-Ordinator of the Laboratory
for Threat Material Detection (a joint venture with SAIC Canada).
Principal research interests: Nondestructive testing and imaging with
penetrating radiation; particularly for the detection of threat-materials.
Derek H. Lister, Chair in Nuclear Engineering, Department of Chemical
Principal research interests: Steel and alloy oxidation in high temperature
water, chemistry and corrosion of nuclear reactor systems, activity transport
in primary coolant systems of nuclear reactors, heat exchanger fouling,
chemistry and corrosion of steam supply systems.
Frank R. Steward, Department of Chemical Engineering (retired)
Principal research interests: Director/CNER.
- University of Ontario Institute
of Technology (UOIT) - Announced in May 2001, the University of Ontario
Institute of Technology (UOIT) is Canada's newest university. Moreover, UOIT
is creating an entirely new way of delivering post-secondary education. UOIT
programs will provide a broad range of programming, to help ensure that employers
have a ready source of the highly skilled doers/thinkers/leaders they need.
This new university will co-exist with Durham College, building on the college's
track record of excellence, innovation and accountability. The projected initial
enrolment of 800 students is expected to climb to 6,500 by 2010. Programs
will begin in September 2003.
- The school of Energy Engineering and Nuclear Science offers the only
stand-alone program of its kind in Canada, the Honours Bachelor of Engineering
Engineering as well as the Honours Bachelor of Science in Radiation
Physics. The research focus is on reactor kinetics, reactor design,
plant design and simulation, radiation detection and measurement, radiation
protection, radiation biophysics and dosimetry, environmental effects
of radiation, production and utilization of radioisotopes, radiation
chemistry, and material analysis with radiation techniques. Contact
Dr. George Bereznai, Dean
of Energy Engineering and Nuclear Science.
- Dr. Eleodor Nichita, ...
- Dr. Tony Waker, ...
- Dr. Ed Waller, Ph.D, P.Eng, CHP,LTMD Co-ordinator, Laboratory for Threat Material Detection
Principal research interests: non-destructive testing, radiation effects to biological and electronic systems, radiation shielding and applied health physics.
- University of Toronto
- Dr. G. J. Evans, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Principal research interests: The behaviour of fission products following reactor accidents.
- Dr. R.E. Jervis, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Principal research interests: Nuclear and radiochemistry applied to environmental, chemical, and biomedical studies.
- Dr. Masahiro Kawaji, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Principal research interests: Fluid mechanics, heat transfer, microgravity science, multi-phase flow.
- Dr. Roger Newman, Professor and
NSERC / UNENE Industrial Research Chair in Nano-engineering of Alloys for Nuclear Power Systems
Principal research interests: Mechanisms of oxidation cracking in hot water under reducing conditions; Alloy design for corrosion resistance; Building on atomistic understanding to promote favorable interface structures; Exploiting alloy corrosion processes for the fabrication of useful nano-structured materials; Corrosion and stress corrosion research for Canadian nuclear industry.
- University of Waterloo
- Dr. Mahesh Pandey, Professor and NSERC / UNENE Industrial Research Chair in Risk-based Life Cycle Management
Principal research interests: Assessment methods - Probabilistic models of load and resistance variables; Mechanics-based failure models; Digital image analysis for condition assessment; Reliability estimation models and computation methods. Management models - In-service inspection models;Maintenance plans and repair technologies; Decision analysis. Maintenance optimization strategies
- University of Western Ontario
- Dr. Jin Jiang, Professor and
NSERC / UNENE Industrial Research Chair in Instrumentation and Electrical Systems
Principal research interests: Fault detection/isolation and control loop stability monitoring/enhancement; Probabilistic based maintenance optimization for control and instrumentation systems; Applications of distributed control systems in CANDU power plants; Load-following control of CANDU power plants; Enhancement of training simulators for engineering applications.
- Dr. David Shoesmith, Department of Chemistry, OPG / NSERC Industrial Chair
Principal research interests: Electrochemistry and corrosion science; Performance assessment and process models; Thin films and materials degradation; Nuclear waste storage and disposal.
- See the Nuclear Career Page for general industry links.
- AECL - Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.
- Dr. Stephen J. Bushby - Principal research interests are the materials and chemistry challenges associated with advanced reactor designs. Contact: CANDU X Project, Stn. 82, Corrosion and Surface Science Branch, Chalk River Laboratories, Chalk River, Ontario, Canada, K0J 1P0, ph: (613) 584-3311 ext. 4731, fax: (613) 584-3250.
- Dr. Ben Rouben, Manager, Reactor Core Physics Branch - Principal research interests are finite-core reactor physics, spatial kinetics, and fuel management. Also long-term interest in education and teaching. Contact: Reactor Core Physics Branch, AECL, Sheridan Science and Technology Park, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L5K 1B2, ph: (905) 823-9060 ext. 4550, fax: