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Contact: Ronald Gilgenbach

Chair and Chihiro Kikuchi Collegiate Professor

Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences

(734) 763-1261

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Thomas Downar | Faculty

Thomas Downar

Professor, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences

4109 ERB-1
downar@umich.edu
(734) 615-9002

 

 

Short Bio

EDUCATION

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD Nuclear Engineering ’84

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS Nuclear Engineering ’75

U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
BS ’74

Research Interests

The development of computational methods for the solution of problems in reactor physics analysis, reactor thermal hydraulics, coupled field neutronics / thermal-hydraulics analysis and their application to the design and analysis of all reactor technologies.

Honors

  • 2002               Fellow, American Nuclear Society (ANS)

  • 1995, 96         Best Paper Award, ANS Annual Meeting, Reactor Physics Division

  • 1989, 90, 92  Best Teacher Award, School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue

  • 1980-84         Hertz Fellow, MIT

  • 1980               Best Teacher Award, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY

  • 1974               Distinguished Graduate (U.S. Military Academy)

Professional

  • 2008 - present   Professor, Nuclear Engineering University of Michigan

  • 2009 - 2013    Chair, Graduate Program, Nuclear Engineering Dept., Michigan

  • 2007                Professor, Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

  • 1998 - 2006    Professor, Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University

  • 2003 - 2006    Co-Director, Computer Research Institute, Purdue University

  • 2001 - 2006    Director, Computational Science and Engineering Program, Purdue

  • 1990-98          Associate Prof., School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue

  • 1984-90          Asst Prof., School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue

Publications

  • Number of refereed archival publications: 32

  • Number of refereed conference proceedings: 28

  • Number of books: 0

  • Number of chapters in books: 0

  • Number of other publications:  26