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Ivan Maldonado

G. Ivan Maldonado

Professor


Research

In-core fuel management, fuel cycle analysis, advanced reactors.


Education

PhD, Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1993
Minor: Computational Applied Mathematics

MNE, Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1988
Minor: Materials Science and Engineering

BS, Engineering Physics, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 1985
Minor: Nuclear Engineering


Awards and Recognitions

2017   Awarded Full Professorship at The University of Tennessee
2017   DOE Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award (w/ Troy Eckleberry)
2017     UT College of Engineering Research Achievement Award
2016     DOE Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award (w/ Nick Luciano)
2012     Awarded Early Tenure at The University of Tennessee
2012     UT College of Engineering Research Fellow Award
2012     DOE Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award (w/ Cole Gentry)
2012     DOE Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award (w/ Nathan George)
2012     General Co-Chair, 2012 PHYSOR Conference, Knoxville, TN
2011     Best Paper, 2011 COMSOL Conference (w/ David Chandler)
2010-11  Chair, American Nuclear Society, Reactor Physics Division
2007-10  Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Chair, ANS Reactor Physics Division


Publications


C.J. Hurt, J. D. Freels, P. K. Jain, G. I. Maldonado, “Thermo-mechanical Safety Analyses of Preliminary Design Experiments for 238Pu Production,” In Press, ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, 2017 (NERS-16-1069).


C.J. Hurt, J. D. Freels, P. K. Jain, G. I. Maldonado, “Thermo-mechanical Safety Analyses for 238Pu Production Target at the HFIR,” In Press, ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, 2017 (NERS-16-1070).


Gentry, G. I. Maldonado, O. Chvala, B. Petrovic, “Neutronic Evaluation of a Liquid Salt Cooled Reactor Assembly," Nuclear Science and Engineering, 187, No. 2, 166-184, June 2017.


N. Luciano and G. I. Maldonado, “Two-Dimensional Hexagonal Geometry Discontinuity Factors at the Core Periphery, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 107, 49-52, September 2017.

S. Hogle, C. Alexander, J. Burns, J. Ezold, G. Ivan Maldonado, “Sensitivity Studies and Experimental Evaluation for Optimizing Transcurium Isotope Production,” Nuclear Science and Engineering, 185, No.3, 473-483, March 2017.

S.W.D. Hart, G. I. Maldonado, “Implementation of the Direct S(α,β) Method in the KENO Monte Carlo Code,” Annals of Nuclear Energy, 101, 270-277, March 2017.

L. Samalova, O. Chvala, G. I. Maldonado, “Comparative Economic Analysis of the Integral Molten Salt Reactor and the AP1000 Using the G4-ECONS Methodology,” Annals of Nuclear Energy, 99, 258-265 (Jan. 2017).  Online Sep. 2016.

K. Ottinger and G. I. Maldonado, “SMR Fuel Cycle Optimization Using LWROpt,” In Press, ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, (NERS-16-1047). Online Aug. 2016.

S.W.D. Hart, C. Celik, G. I. Maldonado, L. Leal, “Creation of problem-dependent Doppler-broadened cross sections in the KENO Monte Carlo code,” Annals of Nuclear Energy, 88, 49-56 (Feb. 2016).

K. Ottinger and G. I. Maldonado, “BWROPT: A multi-cycle BWR fuel cycle optimization code,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, 291, 236-243 (Sep. 2015).

N. George, G.I. Maldonado, K. Terrani, A. Godfrey, J.C. Gehin, J. Powers, and A. Worrall, “Neutronic Analysis of Candidate Accident-Tolerant Cladding Concepts In Pressurized Water Reactors,” Annals of Nuclear Energy, 75, 703-712 (Jan. 2015).

N. George, G.I. Maldonado, K. Terrani, J. Powers, and A. Worrall, “Neutronics Studies of Uranium-bearing Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated Fuel for Pressurized Water Reactors,” Nuclear Technology, 188 (3), p. 238-251 (Dec. 2014).

C. Gentry, G.I. Maldonado, A. Godfrey, K. Terrani, J.C. Gehin, and J. Powers, “A Neutronic Investigation of the Use of Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated Fuel for Pu/Np Burning in PWRs,” Nuclear Technology, 186, 60-75 (Apr. 2014)

J.C. Gehin and G.I. Maldonado.  “Preface: Special Issue on the PHYSOR 2012 International Conference on the Physics of Reactors,” Nuclear Science and Engineering, 175 (3), vii, November 2013.

S. Hogle, G.I. Maldonado, C.W. Alexander, “Increasing transcurium production efficiency through directed resonance shielding”, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 60, 267-273. (October 2013).  Available online 9 June 2013.

B.T. Mervin, S.W. Mosher, J.C. Wagner, G.I. Maldonado, “Uncertainty Under-Prediction in Monte Carlo Eigenvalue Calculations,” Nuclear Science and Engineering, 173, 276-292 (March 2013).  Invited Paper.

Ivan Maldonado

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