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Shanbin Shi
THL Director
Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Research Focus
Multiphase Flow Experiments and Modeling, Phase Change Heat Transfer, Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics, Integrated Energy System, Thermal and Fluids Engineering, Cryogenic Propellant Storage
Bio
Dr. Shanbin Shi joined the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as an Assistant Professor in 2018. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Thermal Engineering from the Southeast University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University.​

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Members

 

Eymon Lan
Graduate Research Assistant
B.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

My research includes leveraging nodal code's computational speed and the accuracy of high fidelity CFD code for the modeling of  cryogenic propellant storage in micro-gravity.

 
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Ilyas Yilgor
Graduate Research Assistant
B.S. Purdue University

My work involves experimental, analytical and numerical investigations of heat pipes and wick structures as they apply to nuclear microreactors. I am currently working on experiments on the RPI Heat Pipe Test Facility that I designed and constructed. I am also working on the design of a thermal power dispatch system for BWRs for integrated hydrogen production. 

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Avinash Moharana
Graduate Research Assistant
B.Tech. National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
M.Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

My field of study includes modeling and simulation of multi-phase flows. I am currently working on developing a computational framework to simulate the fuel dispersal behavior in LWRs. Also, I am working on the MOOSE framework to extend its capabilities to simulate fluid flows.

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Muiz Adekunle Agbaje
Graduate Research Assistant
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (Energy), Yildiz Technical University, 2021
B.Eng Mechanical Engineering, University of Ilorin, 2015


I have 3 years of working experience in the oil and energy industry as a piping/mechanical design engineer. My research interests include the design and analysis of heat transfer methods in high-temperature energy conversion and storage systems. Also interested in exploring the design and development of novel technologies related to thermal systems for safe and efficient energy conversion.

 

 
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Doyeon Kim
Visiting Master's Student

My research includes modeling and simulation of advanced nuclear reactor systems using system-level analysis codes. I am also very interested in heat-pipe microreactor modeling and multiscale coupled thermo-fluid simulations.

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Matt Buckley
Undergraduate Research Assistant 

 

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Jordan Crist
Master's Student

 

Alumni

Tierney Dugan
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Rensselear Polytechnic Institute

Harrison Bass
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Rensselear Polytechnic Institute

Eric Lowden
Master's Student
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Junwoo Park
Exchange Student Intern
Seoul National University, South Korea

Minjee Cho
Exchange Student Intern
Chung-Ang University, South Korea