学术报告:Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (TMSR) Prototype Design and System Development

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报告题目:Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (TMSR) Prototype Design and System Development

报告人:Yitung Chen, Ph.D.(美国内华达-拉斯维加斯大学能源研究中心主任)

报告时间:2017年7月6日 13:30

报告地点:嘉定学术活动中心307

报告人简介:

Dr. Yitung Chen is professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. He is an ASME Fellow. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Utah in 1991. He also has a minor in nuclear engineering. He has extensive technical backgrounds of mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, and chemical engineering. His academic and industrial experiences in numerical and experimental fluid mechanics and thermal-fluid sciences cover multidisciplinary areas of mechanical, nuclear, biomedical, environmental, and chemical engineering. His professional and scholarly goals are to establish the multidisciplinary advanced experimental and computational group includes fluid dynamics, heat transfer, mass transfer, computational mathematics and physics, electrochemical, and material sciences and engineering in order to solve the multi-scale and multi-physics engineering, science, and energy problems.

He is currently working with the private sector on the development of a prototype of 3 MWth molten salt reactor. He is the technical lead and advisor on tasks of thermal-hydraulic, neutronics, nuclear materials, instrumentation and control, and thermal system and heat exchangers designs at UNLV.

He has received many awards including Alex G. and Faye Spanos Distinguished Teaching Award, Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award, Distinguished Researcher Award, and “Eminent Engineer and Distinguished Professor of the Year 2012” of the Tau Beta Pi Honor Engineering Society, and Outstanding Teacher Awards from Department of Mechanical Engineering and Distinguished Researcher Award from College of Engineering during his tenure at UNLV. He has served as PI and Co-PI on many projects. The research funding for various projects amounted to more than $14.75M from DOE, DOD, NSF, NASA, EPA, NOAA, Sandia National Laboratories, Clark County of the State of Nevada, and private sectors. Dr. Chen is co-author of two books “Computational Partial Differential Equations using MATLAB” and “Emerging Topics in Heat Transfer Enhancement and Heat Exchangers” and he is author or co-author nearly 120 technical peer-review journals and 175 conference proceedings and 120 technical presentations in different fields that include computational fluid dynamics and numerical heat and mass transfer, finite element, finite volume, and meshless numerical techniques, lattice Boltzmann method, perturbation method, compressible flow simulation, atmospheric and environmental modeling, contaminant groundwater flow, thermal system design, renewable energy, energy conversion, Gen IV advance pressurized water reactor, high temperature gas reactor, lead-bismuth reactor, and molten salt reactor designs and developments, advance nuclear fuel cycle, solar cell design using metamaterials, fuel cells, high temperature heat exchanger and decomposer design, corrosion and oxide layer growth modeling, solar and nuclear hydrogen production, and biomedical engineering. He has also contributed 6 book chapters. Both analytical/numerical studies and experimental studies are reported. He has also received the best paper award from ASME in 2008-2009. He is Associate Editors of Science Bulletin, Heat Transfer Research, and International Journal of Nuclear Safety and Simulation. He was the President-elected of the Chinese in America Thermal Engineering Association (CATEA) in 2010. Currently, he is also the Co-Director of Center for Energy Research (CER) at UNLV.

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