Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE/MP Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs


Integrated System Design for Next Generation Nuclear Systems: From Design Cradle to Life cycle Paradise






Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11:00:00 AM


Boggs Building, Room ROOM 3-47




Seminar is focused on an integrated system design approach and will offer an overview of the current efforts in Dr. Tsvetkov research group and a discussion of the effort towards a robust energy system with minimized environmental and O&MD (operation, maintenance and decommissioning) footprint. The idea is to develop a technology allowing to harvest nuclear energy in a system that would be have streamlined deployment and efficiency of operation reducing the cost of its manufacturing and subsequent life cycle management. The presentation will focus on the design and optimization methods as well as design space parametric reduction approach needed to support the integrated robust energy system development and deployment efforts. It will be suggested that the design methods are also capable to support such system considerations as security and autonomy.


Dr. Tsvetkov is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University. He has Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University and M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Moscow State Engineering Physics Institute (TU), Russia. His research program is focused on novel energy systems meeting global growing needs in sustainable resources. Advanced system design and optimization methods for complex engineered systems enable development of novel sustainable nuclear energy technologies towards environmentally benign systems and their deployment for a broad range of applications. The integrated systems approach of Dr. Tsvetkov’s research program makes it possible to optimize choices for the system, reduce dimensional of the design space and link system design, manufacturing and operation considerations to result in a robust nuclear energy system product with minimized operation & maintenance needs. Specific areas of investigative emphasis include nuclear system design, symbiotic nuclear energy systems, waste minimization, advanced reactors and nuclear technologies, and direct nuclear energy conversion technologies. Dr. Tsvetkov is a member of ANS, ASME, ASEE, Alpha Nu Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi. At A&M, he serves as the graduate program adviser for Nuclear Engineering as well as Undergraduate Honors Coordinator for Nuclear Engineering. For further questions he can be contacted at tsvetkov@tamu.edu.


Refreshments will be served.