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Graduate courses

NSEG 6984 Advanced Two-Phase Flow, Spring 2019
This course covers various fundamental and advanced topics on two-phase flow phenomena, modeling and simulation methods. Adiabatic and non-adiabatic two-phase flow; Two-phase flow models, such as, HNM, drift flux, and two-fluid model; Two-phase flow instabilities; Closure relations for interfacial mass, momentum, and heat transport; Basics of phase change phenomena.

NSEG 5974 Independent Study on Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Spring 2020
This course presents an overview of risk analysis and process safety methodologies and practices relevant to the nuclear and chemical industries. Basic understanding of fundamental concepts on risk assessment methodologies, such as fault tree, event tree, hazard and operability analysis, and failure modes and effects analysis, human reliability, external hazards, and risk-informed decision making. Case studies are also discussed to complement the theory. 

NSEG 5114 Nuclear Engineering Fundamentals, Fall 2020, Fall 2021
This is the foundation course providing graduate students with a basic knowledge of nuclear engineering needed to pursue more advanced graduate courses in nuclear engineering. Neutron physics, reactor theory and kinetics, basic reactor design and operation, and overall power plant operation.

Undergraduate courses

ME 2134 Thermodynamics, Spring 2020
ME 3124 Thermodynamics, Fall 2018, Fall 2019


ME Senior Engineering Design and Project

2018-2019: See-Through Nuclear Power Plant (Advisors: Prof. Mark Pierson and Prof. Juliana P. Duarte)
2020-2021: Nuclear Heat Pipes (Advisor: Prof. Juliana P. Duarte)
2021-2022: Nuclear Thermal Propulsion For Deep Space Exploration (Advisor: Prof. Juliana P. Duarte)