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Alumni By Decade - All

All | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s
  • William Barrattino
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Coupled Radiation Transport / Thermal Analysis of the Radiation Shield for a Space Nuclear Reactor
  • Date: May 1984
  • Organization: CEO Global Broadband Solutions, LLC.
  • Ted Williams
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis: Experimental Heat Transfer Studies of Laminar and Transition Flows of Water in Vertical Annuli
  • Date: Dec 1985
  • Organization: Design Manager, Progress Energy
  • John Buksa
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis: Decay Heat Thermal Management in Liquid Metal Space Reactors
  • Date: Aug 1986
  • Organization: Executive Staff, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • David Louie
  • Degree: M.S. & Ph.D.
  • Thesis: Effect of Venting System Failure on the Operation of Heat Pipe Space Nuclear Reactors
  • Disseration: Characterization of Fuel Swelling in Helium-Bonded (U,Pu)C Fuel Pins
  • Date: May 1987
  • Organization: Principal Engineer, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Stanley Haynes
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis: Experimental Studies for Critical Heat Flux at Low Flow of Water in Vertical Annuli near Atmospheric Pressure
  • Date: Aug 1987
  • Organization: Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Stephen Ross
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis: Uranium Nitride Fuel Swelling and Thermal Conductivity Correlations
  • Date: Dec 1987
  • Organization: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Jong-Tae Seo
  • Degree: M.S. & Ph.D.
  • Thesis: SNPSAM-System Model for Space Nuclear Power System
  • Disseration: Transient Analysis of Space Nuclear Power Systems
  • Date: May 1988
  • Sung-Ho Kim
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Heat Transfer Experiments in Rod Bundles at Low Reynolds Number
  • Date: May 1988
  • Organization: Lattice Electro Optics, Inc.
    571 S. State College Blvd.
    Fullerton, CA 92831
  • Richard Jimenez
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Coupled Thermal Radiation / Nuclear Heating of Nuclear-Powered Spacecraft Subjected to the Radiations of the Natural Space Environment
  • Date: May 1989
  • John McGhee
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Gas Production and Behavior in the Coolant of the SP-100 Space Nuclear Power System
  • Date: May 1989
  • Organization: Chief Software Architect, Transpire
  • John M. Metzger
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: An Adaptive Load-Following System for a Space Nuclear Power System
  • Date: Aug 1989
  • Organization: Director of Nuclear Engineering, University of Pittsburg
  • William Rider
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis: Parametric and Transient Analyses of the SP-100 System
  • Date: Aug 1989
  • Organization: Sandia National Laboratories
  • Desari Venkateswara Rao
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Heat Transfer to Low Reynolds Number Flow in Vertical Annuli
  • Date: Aug 1989
  • Organization: Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Dean Dobranich
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Heat Transfer and Thermal Stress Analyses of Multilayered Spherical Fuel Particles in a Particle Bed Space Reactor
  • Date: May 1990
  • Organization: Sandia National Laboratories
  • Kenneth Chidester
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis: Experimental Investigation of Uranium Dicarbide Densification and the Influence of Free Carbon Diffusion
  • Date: Aug 1990
  • Organization: Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Frederick Harper
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Computer Simulation of Liquid Drop Breakup Behavior using Discrete Element Techniques
  • Date: Dec 1991
  • Organization: Senior Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Huimin Xue
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis: Natural Circulation Decay Heat Removal from an SP-100, 550 kWe Power System for a Lunar Outpost
  • Date: Aug 1992
  • Bingling Su
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis: Experimental Investigation on Heat Transfer of Water in Square Arrayed Rod Bundles at Low Reynolds Number
  • Date: Aug 1992
  • Organization: University of Cincinnati
  • Nick Morley
  • Degree: M.S. & Ph.D.
  • Thesis: Conceptual Studies on the Integration of a Nuclear Reactor to a Manned Mars Rover
  • Disseration: Two-Dimensional Thermal-Hydraulic Analyses of High Temperature Packed Beds, with Applications to the Pellet Bed Reactor
  • Date: Dec 1993
  • Organization: Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM
  • Christopher Murray
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Experimental and Theoretical Studies of a High Temperature Cesium-Barium Tacitron, with Application to Low Voltage-High Current Inversion
  • Date: Dec 1993
  • Organization: Engineering Manager, General Atomics
  • Richard Mason
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Constitutive Relations in the Ruthenium-Uranium-Rhenium Binary and Ternary Systems
  • Date: Dec 1993
  • Organization: First Line Manager, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Jennifer Liscum-Powell
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis: Design and Optimization of the Pellet Bed Reactor for Bimodel Power and Propulsion Applications
  • Date: Dec 1994
  • Organization: Sandia National Laboratories
  • Alexander Glebov
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis: Pool Boiling from Downward-Facing Curved Surfaces
  • Date: May 1995
  • Cheng Gao
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis: Effects of Material Properties and Surface Curvatures on Pool Boiling from Downward-Facing Convex Surfaces
  • Date: May 1996
  • Jean-Michel Tournier
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: HPTAM, A Two-Dimensional Heat Pipe Transient Analysis Model, Including the Startup from a Frozen State
  • Date: May 1996
  • Organization: Research Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico
  • Gaius Roemer
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis: A Colloid Transport Model and its Application to Site Characterization
  • Date: May 1996
  • Organization: Sandia National Laboratories
  • Dmitry Paramonov
  • Degree: M.S. & Ph.D.
  • Thesis: Thermionic Transient Analysis Model for TOPAZ-II Space Nuclear Reactor Power System
  • Disseration: Analysis of Emitter Material Transport in Single-Cell Thermionic Fuel Elements
  • Date: Aug 1996
  • Organization: Westinghouse Electric - Pittsburgh
  • Lianmin Huang
  • Degree: M.S. & Ph.D.
  • Thesis: Experimental Investigation of the Transient Performance of an Inclined Water Heat Pipe
  • Disseration: Heat Transfer and Flow Visualization of Conventional and Swirling Impinging Jets
  • Date: Dec 1996
  • Bernard Wernsman
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Extinuguishing Mechanism of Cesium-Barium Tacitrons Using Thick, Low Transparency, Circular Holed Grids
  • Date: Dec 1997
  • Organization: Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory
  • James Luke
  • Degree: M.S. & Ph.D.
  • Thesis: A Transient Model of a Cesium-Barium Diode
  • Disseration: Investigation of Grid Design and Placement in the Cesium-Barium Tacitron
  • Date: May 1998
  • Organization: Aegis Technologies
  • Dennis Pelaccio
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Probabilistic Uncertainty Analysis of Laser / Material Thermal Interactions
  • Date: May 1998
  • Organization: Senior Project Manager, Space/Launch System, Power, Propulsion and Systems Engineering
  • John Veilleux
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Etching of UO2 in NF3 RF Plasma Glow Discharge
  • Date: May 1999
  • Organization: Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Hamed Saber
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Operation Envelope and Performance Analyses of Closed Two-Phase Thermosyphons
  • Date: Dec 2000
  • Organization: Canadian National Research Council
  • Amr Abdel Fattah
  • Degree: M.S. & Ph.D.
  • Thesis: Sorption of Hydrophobic, Negatively Charged Microspheres onto a Stagnant Air / Liquid Interface
  • Disseration: Colloid Deposition onto a Solid Surface under Low-Flow Conditions in Parallel-Plate Geometry
  • Date: Aug 2001
  • Organization: Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Huseyin Bostanci
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis: Effects of Inclination Angle and Subcooling on Nucleate Boiling and Critical Heat Flux of HFE-7100
  • Date: Aug 2001
  • Organization: RINI Technologies
  • Larry James
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Natural Convection and Reversed Air Flow Between Two Vertical Parallel Plates
  • Date: Dec 2003
  • Yoichi Momozaki
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Performance of Thermionic Converters with Smooth and Grooved Molybdenum Electrodes
  • Date: Dec 2003
  • Organization: Argonne National Laboratory
  • Jeffrey C. King
  • Degree: M.S. & Ph.D.
  • Thesis: Performance and Stress Analysis of Nb-1Zr/C-103 Multitube Vapor-Anode AMTEC Cells for Space Applications
  • Disseration: Effects of Spectral Shift Absorbers on the Design and Safety of Fast Spectrum Space Reactors
  • Date: May 2006
  • Organization: Colorado School of Mines
  • Steven A. Hatton
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis: Parametric Studies of the Sectored Compact Reactor(SCoRe-S) for Space Power.
  • Date: May 2007
  • Organization: Northrop Grumman IT/DTRA
  • Devin Gray
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis: An Investigation of Gas Bubble Injection from Single Nozzles into Water and Liquid Metal Pools
  • Date: May 2008
  • Organization: Engineer, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Jack L. Parker
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Boiling of Dielectric Liquids on Porous Graphite and Extended Copper Surfaces
  • Date: May 2008
  • Organization: Department of Energy
  • Bruno Gallo
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis: Brayton Rotating Unit designs and Analyses for Space Reactor Power Systems
  • Date: Dec 2008
  • Organization: Sector 7G, Centro Atomico Bariloche
  • Boyce Travis
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis: An Effective Methodology For Thermal- Hydraulics Analysis Of A VHTR Core And Fuel Elements
  • Date: Nov 2012
  • Organization: US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Amir Ali
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Enhancement of Saturation Boiling of PF-5060 Dielectric Liquid on Microprous Surfaces
  • Date: Jul 2013
  • Organization: University of New Mexico
  • In-Hwan Yang
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Numerical Analysis of co-flowing immiscible liquids in co-axial microtubes
  • Date: Jul 2013
  • Tai Pham
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Simulations of Space Radiation Interactions with Materials, with Application to Dose Estimates for Lunar Shelter and Aboard the International Space station
  • Date: Jul 2013
  • Benjamin Cowen
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis:
  • Date: Apr 2015
  • Denise Haskins
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis:
  • Date: Apr 2015
  • Luis Palomino
  • Degree: M.S.
  • Thesis:
  • Date: Apr 2015
  • Timothy Schriener
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Multi-Physics Design and Analyses of Long Life Reactors for Lunar Outposts
  • Date: May 2015
  • Organization: University of New Mexico
  • Arthur Suszko
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Disseration: Enhancement of Nucleate Boiling on Rough and Dimpled Surfaces with Application to Composite Spreaders for Microprocessors Immersion Cooling
  • Date: Jun 2015

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