The share of nuclear in the global energy mix is continuously growing in the world. This has led to development of new, innovative Nuclear reactor ideas and an ever increasing number of reactors worldwide. With such a growing demand of nuclear energy, the requirement of performing safety analysis of Nuclear reactor core has also increased. Before a nuclear reactor is commissioned, its safety is ensured by performing detailed pin-by-pin analysis of the core neutronics. This is necessary for assessing the core lifetime and the parameters that are important to keep the reactor in a safe operation. These parameters include excess reactivity, enough shutdown margin, delayed neutron fraction, power peaking factors, neutron flux and power, extent of fission product poisoning etc. This detailed analysis is performed using various simulation softwares, either with deterministic technique or probabilistic technique. These include WIMS, CITATION, openmc etc. Keeping in view the critical importance of such an analysis, Reactor Core Neutronics Group (RCNG) has been established under the banner of Department of Nuclear Engineering (DNE), where faculty members and researchers may study different reactors and hence perform the neutronics analysis. The main objectives of RCNG are:
To follow and hence have a deep understanding of innovative nuclear reactor designs;
To have a professional grip on various codes that can perform the core neutronics analysis;
To develop their own computer codes for neutronics analysis;
To be able to design a nuclear reactor core that is safe by all means and compliances with international standards;
To develop collaboration with various experts and groups working in the area of nuclear reactor core neutronics and nuclear reactor design;
Team members who are working in this group.
PhD in Nuclear Engineering from UNAM, Mexico. Have interest in the field of Atmospheric Dispersion, Turbulence Modeling, Radiological Consequence Analysis, Research Reactor Accidental Analysis.
Aman ur Rehman
PhD in Nuclear Science and Technology from Tsinghua University, PR China. Have interest in the field of Modeling and Simulation of Plasma Sources.
PhD in Physics from Atominstitute-Vienna University of Technology, Austria. Have interest in the field of Reactor Modeling using Monte Carlo Techniques, Radiation Shielding, Radioactive Waste Management, Nuclear Knowledge Management, Operational Health Physics.
PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Imperial College London, UK. Have interest in the field of Nuclear Reactor Safety.
Khurrum Saleem Chaudri
PhD in Nuclear Science and Technology from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. Have interest in the field of Reactor Physics, Reactor Safety, Coupled Design and Safety Analysis.
PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Kyung Hee University, South Korea. Have interest in the field of Core Neutronics, Radiation Physics.
Haseeb ur Rehman
MS in Nuclear Engineering from PIEAS. Have interest in the field of Nuclear Reactor Control and Instrumentation, Core Neutronics, Power System Engineering.
Muhammad Rizwan Ali
MS Nuclear Engineering from PIEAS. Research Interests are Nuclear Reactor Core Neutronics, Nuclear Reactor Design, Monte Carlo Simulations and Scientific Computing.
MS Nuclear Engineering from PIEAS, have interest in the fields of Radiation Shielding and Parameter Optimization using Computational Intelligence.
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