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Nicholas Brown

Nicholas Brown

Associate Professor

Biography

• Expert in nuclear energy systems with a track record of highly effective collaboration with colleagues from diverse backgrounds

• Experienced technical leader with excellent project and people management skills

• Author or co-author of more than 35 articles in referred journals, and more than 100 total publications including peer-reviewed proceedings and national laboratory reports

• Approximately 15 awards as a Principal or Co-Principal Investigator, in addition to past technical leadership on several national laboratory projects

• U.S. Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellow from 2006 – 2009


Research

  • Nuclear reactor safety and simulation of reactor and system transients
  • Advanced nuclear fuel and cladding materials, including nuclear fuel safety
  • Assessment and simulation of sustainable nuclear fuel cycles

Education

2011    Doctor of Philosophy.  Concentration: Thermal Hydraulics

School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, Issued: May 7, 2011

2007    Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering. 

School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, Issued: Dec. 15, 2007 

2005    Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering. 

Summa Cum Laude. Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA, Issued: May 14, 2005


Professional Service

  • Session Co-Chair: Molten-Salt Reactor Thermal Hydraulics at Advances in Thermal Hydraulics (ATH 2018); Nov. 11-15; Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Session Chair: Current Topics in Probabilistic Risk Analysis at 2018 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting; Nov. 11-15; Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Reactor Physics Division Executive Committee (American Nuclear Society), 2018-2021
  • Assistant Technical Program Chair, 2018 ANS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Session Chair: Used Fuel and Life Management for LWRs at 2018 Nuclear Fuels and Structural Materials Embedded Topical; Jun. 17-21; American Nuclear Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Session Organizer and Chair: Nuclear Installations Safety: General - I at 2018 American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting; Jun. 17-21; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Session Organizer: Current Topics in Probabilistic Risk Analysis at 2018 American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting; Jun. 17-21; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Symposium Co-Organizer, Advanced ceramics and composites for nuclear fission and fusion energy, 42nd International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, 2018, Daytona, FL, USA
  • Session Organizer and Chair: Nuclear Installations Safety: General - I and II at 2017 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting; Oct. 29 – Nov. 2; Washington D.C., USA
  • Session Organizer: Current Topics in Probabilistic Risk Analysis at 2017 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting; Oct. 29 – Nov. 2; Washington D.C., USA
  • Nuclear Installations Safety Division Executive Committee (American Nuclear Society), 2017-2020
  • Chair, Nuclear Installations Safety Division Program Committee (American Nuclear Society), 2017-2018
  • Reactor Physics Division Program Committee (American Nuclear Society), 2015-2018
  • Session Organizer: Nuclear Installations Safety: General and Current Topics in Probabilistic Risk Analysis at 2017 American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting; Jun. 11-15; San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Session Chair of Current Topics in Probabilistic Risk Analysis at 2017 American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting; Jun. 11-15; San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Vice Chair, Nuclear Installations Safety Division Program Committee (American Nuclear Society), 2016-2017
  • Session Chair of Nuclear Installations Safety: General—I and Nuclear Installations Safety: General—III at American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting 2016, Nov. 6-10; Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Session Chair of Molten Salt Reactor Technology and Used Fuel Separation Technology at ICAPP 2016: Nuclear Innovation: Inventing the Future of Existing and New Nuclear Power; April 17-20; San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Session Chair of Fuel Cycle and Actinide Management and Reactor Physics Experiments at PHYSOR2014: Role of Reactor Physics towards a Sustainable Future in Kyoto, Japan
  • Session Chair at FFAG'14 2014 International Workshop on FFAG Accelerators, Upton, NY, USA
  • Session Chair of Integral and Separate Thermal Hydraulics Testing and Analysis I & II at International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants 2010 in San Diego, CA, USA
  • Session Chair of General Two Phase Flow at the American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting 2006 in Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • President of Purdue Alpha Nu Sigma Nuclear Engineering Honor Society, 2009 - 2010
  • Member of American Nuclear Society and American Ceramic Society
  • Technical Peer Reviewer of U.S. DOE-NE NEUP and SBIR proposals
  • Ad-Hoc Peer Reviewer for Annals of Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Nuclear Technology, etc.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Recognized as a BNL Distinguished Performer in FY2013 and FY2014
  • Purdue University Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship, 2010 – 2011
  • S. Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship, 2006 – 2009
  • Institute of Nuclear Power Operators (INPO) Fellowship, 2005 – 2006
  • Proposed, designed, and flew an experiment on the Vomit Comet, N.A.S.A. Microgravity University Program, 2004
  • Alpha Nu Sigma and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Societies
  • Accomplished actor in Albuquerque, NM community-theater, including several leading roles and numerous performances in the Albuquerque Little Theater
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