Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE 8011/8012 and MP 6011/6012 Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs


Radiation Transport Tools Supporting Computational Simulations in nuclear engineering at the University of Utah


Dr. Glenn Sjoden


Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Energy Solutions Presidential Endowed Chair at University of Utah


Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 11:00:00 AM


Boggs Building, Room 3-47


Steve Biegalski


Dr. Glenn E. Sjoden, a former nuclear faculty member at Georgia Tech, now at University of Utah, will present several new computational tools for deterministic and Monte Carlo radiation transport calculations supporting isotope production, flux foil irradiations for reactor profiling, dosimetry simulations for radiation damage, detector efficiency characterization, neutron radiography, and reactor physics/criticality studies.


Dr. Glenn Sjoden joined the University of Utah in August 2019, following a long career of military, faculty, and US Government service, recently retiring in July 2019 as Chief Scientist (DISL) of the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC), to become the new Energy Solutions Presidential Endowed Professor of Nuclear Engineering. Glenn has more than 30 years of experience, spanning a broad range of science and engineering applications serving in numerous capacities—professor, chief scientist, technical director, nuclear research officer, lead design engineer, author, and licensed engineering consultant. Glenn is an expert in non-proliferation, reactor research, and power engineering. He also has significant treaty monitoring technical experience in nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) arms control, with work on advanced technology defense programs for the US Government; he has served as a technical expert and research lead for critical reviews supporting the Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT), the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and numerous classified defense projects. He is an expert in particle transport, and is the principal developer of the PENTRAN 3-D Sn Parallel Particle Transport Code. He performs cross-cutting research in nuclear systems analysis. In 2018, Glenn was awarded the Presidential Rank Award for superior accomplishment in public service by President Donald Trump.


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