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Welcome to Thermal-Hydraulics Laboratory

The laboratory performs experiments and computational simulations focusing on single- and multi-phase flow and heat transfer in advanced energy systems and space exploration missions. 


  • A postdoctoral Research Associate or a Research Scientist opening are now available at THL. A PhD degree in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering or other related fields is required by the start date. The candidate is expected to have knowledge of LWR system analysis codes (e.g. RELAP5, TRACE), and experience in multiphase flow experiments and modeling. Please send Dr. Shi email if you are interested. 

  • Our lab is seeking multiple highly motivated graduate students with a background in nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, and chemical engineering or other related fields. If you have interests, please contact Prof. Shi ( for additional information. 

  • Highly motivated undergraduate students are welcome to participate in our research. Undergraduate students are encouraged to publish their research results.

September 26, 2023

Ilyas Yilgor passed the Ph.D. Candidacy exam. Congratulations!

August 28, 2023

Welcome Drew Voli to the THL at RPI!

August 22, 2023

Eymon Lan attended the 34th Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop (TFAWS
, and presented "Prediction of Cryogenic Propellant Tank Active
Pressure Control by Jet Induced Mixing."

August 21, 2023

Dr. Shi and Ilyas Yilgor attended the 20th International Topical Meeting
on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-20)
held at Washington,
D.C. Dr. Shi presented the paper "Development of Solids Transport Model
for Fuel Dispersal Studies," submitted by Avinash Moharana. Ilyas also
presented his paper "Experimental Investigation of Heat Pipe Flow
Dynamics and Performance."

     Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute                 |                 MANE Department                 |                 Nuclear Engineering Program     

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