Ph.D. students

Theses Supervised

  • Milos Atz, Safety assessment for geological disposal of spent nuclear fuel

  • Alex Salazar, Criticality phenomenon in natural geological media

  • Seung min Woo, Safeguarability analysis for pyroprocessing of spent nuclear fuel

  • Xudong Liu, Criticality safety assessment for geological disposal

  • Bret van den Akker, Performance assessment of TRISO fuel disposal in a geological repository, Spring 2013

  • Robert A. Borrelli, Radionuclide Transport Coupled with Bentonite Extrusion in a Saturated Fracture System, Fall 2006

  • Daisuke Kawasaki, Analyses of Radionuclide Migration in Geologic Media Using Compartment Models, Fall 2005. Thesis.

  • Myeongguk Cheon, System Analyses on Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Management, Spring 2005. Thesis.

  • Byung-Hyun Park, Analysis of Partitioning-and-Transmutation System, Spring 2004

  • Doo-Hyun Lim, Mass Transport Analysis in the Near Field of Geologic Repository, Fall 2002. Thesis

On Thesis Committee

  • Tashi Parsons-Moss (Chemistry), Interactions of Plutonium and Lanthanides with Ordered Mesoporous Materials, Spring 2014
  • Vladimir Alexandrovich Semenov, Isotope-Specific Detection and Assay: Engineering Solution with Directional Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence, Spring 2014
  • Christian Di Sanzo, Increasing Fuel Utilization of Breed and Burn Reactors, Spring 2014
  • Luna Kestrel Schwaiger Brogan (Chemistry), Structural Characterization of and Plutonium Sorption on Mesoporous and Nanoparticulate Ferrihydrite, Fall 2012
  • Christina Joy Leggett, Thermodynamic investigations of aqueous ternary complexes for Am/Cm separarion, Spring 2012
  • Yong Deog Kim, A Study on Formation and Thermal Stability of Nano-­sized Oxide Clusters in Mechanically Alloyed NiAl for High Temperature Applications, Spring 2012
  • Lance Kyungwoo Kim, Long-Term Planning for Nuclear Energy Systems Under Deep Uncertainty, Spring 2011
  • Yung-Jin Hu (Chemistry), Reaction of Plutonium(VI) with the Manganese-Substituted Iron Oxide Mineral Goethite, Spring 2011
  • Nicholaus Eugene Halecky, DRIFT NATURAL CONVECTION AND SEEPAGE AT THE YUCCA MOUNTAIN REPOSITORY, Fall 2010
  • Mitch Andre Garcia (Chemistry), New target methodology: Polymer-assisted deposition and its applications on gas-phase nuclear chemistry with rutherfordium, Spring 2010
  • Scott Peter Harrington (Materials Sci. Eng.), Relation Between the Semiconducting Properties of Passive Films and Electrochemical and Corrosion Properties, Spring 2009
  • Michael Calvert (Chemistry), Curium(III) and Europium(III) Complexation with Multifunctional Ligands Investigated by Time-Resolved Laser Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Spring 2009
  • Charles Yeamans , Synthesis of Uranium Fluorides from Uranium Dioxide with Ammonium Bifluoride and Ammonolysis of Uranium Fluorides to Uranium Nitrides, Fall 2008
  • Massimiiliano Fratoni , Development and applications of methodologies for the neutronic design of the Pebble Bed Advanced High Temperature Reactor (PB-AHTR), Fall 2008
  • Francesco Ganda , Physics of Hydride Fueled PWR, Fall 2008
  • Bethany Faye Lyles, Absolute and Relative Surrogate Measurements of 236U(n,f) Cross Section as a Probe of Angular Momentum Effects, Fall 2007
  • Jakob Christensen, Numerical Modeling of Mixing in Large Strati_ed Enclosures, Spring 2004
  • Dan Andrew Strellis, An Electron-capture-delayed Fission Study of 232Am and 234Am,, Spring 2001.
  • Luca Gratton, Use of Dynamic Criticality and Public Perception Analyses in Nuclear Waste Repository Design Optimization, Spring 2000.

Master of Science students (Plan II -- min. 24 units + oral present. and written report)

  • Xudong Liu, Repository Criticality Safety: Geometry Effect in the Modeling of Uranium and Plutonium Precipitate in Geological Formations, Fall 2012

  • Bret van den Akker, Performance of Deep-Burn Spent Fuel in a Geological Repository, Spring 2010.

  • Olivier Thivent, Numerical simulation of radionuclide transport in the near-field region, Fall 2009.

  • Raphael Craplet, Simple Analytical Fuel Cycle Model Development, Fall 2009.

  • Florent Heidet, Multi-recycling of the fuel in the ENHS core using an AIROX-like process, Spring 2008.

  • Francois Gallet, Modeling microsructural evolution of ferritic martensitic steels under high energy ion irradiation, Fall 2008.

  • Denia Djokic, Environmental Impact Assessment of Yucca Mountain Repository After UREX+1a Separation, Fall 2007.

  • Erwan Bouvier, Environmental Impact Assessment of Nuclear Fuel Cycles, Fall 2007.

  • Haruko Murakami, Modeling of Radionuclide Transport in Geological Media by Markov-Chain Model, Fall 2006.

  • Dohyung Kim, Study of Swelling Bentonite Buffer for High-Level Waste Repository, Spring 2004.

  • Kyoko Hoshino, A Model for Reductive Extraction of Actinide Elements from Rare Earth Elements, Spring 2001.

  • Kazuyuki Shinoda, Analysis of Expanding Bentonite, Spring 2000.

  • Yasutaka Denda, A Performance Analysis for Transuranic Waste Disposal, Spring 1999.

  • Doohyun Lim, Analysis on Water Flow through a Fracture Network in the near Field, Spring 1998.

  • Jerome Verbeke, Long-Term Behavior of Buffer materials in Geologic Repositories for High-Level Wastes, Spring 1997.

  • Donald A. Roberts, Effects of Multiple Canisters on Uranium Transport and Accumulation, Spring 1997.

  • Zhongzin Shen, The Roles of Borosilicate Glass, Bentonite, and Zeolite in Immobilizing Radioactive Waste Species, Spring 1996

  • Michael Cyger, Process Development for the Recovery of Uranium from Calcium Complexed Ore, Spring 1996.

Master of Science students (Plan I -- min. 20 units + a thesis)

  • Elsa Anne-Laure Marie Lemaitre Xavier, Fuel cycle comparison between direct disposal and Reprocessing-DBMHTR using PuAmNp TRISO, Fall 2013

  • Matthew Linhares, Markov-chain approach for radionuclide transport analysis in engineered barriers, Fall 2011.

  • Claire Drouglazet, Environmental Impact Assessment of Nuclear Fuel Cycles, Fall 2009

  • Massimiliano Fratoni, Neutronic Design of Hydride-Fueled BWRs, Fall 2007.

  • Leah M. Ackerman, Environmental Impact Assessment of the Waste Repository at Yucca Mountain, Fall 2004.

  • Stelly Quo, Sensitivity Analysis for Accumulation of Uranium from Multiple Canisters, Fall 1997.

Master of Engineering (professional engineering)

  • Annalisa Momkus, Synergistically integrated facilities for nuclear fuel storage

  • Azim Jumakulov, Synergistically integrated facilities for nuclear fuel storage

  • Shannon M. Rohrer, Compliance vs. Optimum: A Study of Spent Fuel Pool Regulation, Spring 2000.

Master of Arts

  • Yuma A. Kuwata, The Nuclear Power Plant Export Market of Developing States: Competition between State Owned Enterprises and Private Firms, Spring 2014

Master of Architecture

  • Bryan Allen, reBuilding Japan, Spring 2012

Post-doc researchers

  • Esra Orucoglu, Transport of iodine in geological formations, August, 2012 - July, 2013.

  • Bret van den Akker, Transport of multimember decay chains in muti-segmented one-dimensional pathway, May - June, 2013.

  • Jihae Yoon, Environmental impact of pyro processing concept by KAERI, June, 2009 – July 2012.

  • Robert Angelo Borrelli, Non proliferation resistance of Pyro processing concept by KAERI, March, 2009 – July 2012.

  • Myeongguk Cheon, System Analyses on Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Management, June – July, 2005.

Visiting scholars

  • Dr. Masahiko Okumura, Nano-scale molecular dynamic simulation for Cs sorption on clay particles, March 2015 - Present, Visiting from Japan Atomic Energy Agency.

  • Mr. Takeshi Miyazawa, Policies for nuclear fuel cycle and HLW disposal, July 2014 - Present, Visiting from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japanese Government.

  • Mr. Naoya Takegami, Policies for nuclear fuel cycle and HLW disposal, April 2013 - March 2014, Visiting from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japanese Government.

  • Dr. Sung Woo Kwak, Safeguardability of pyroprocessing, February 2012 - January 2013, Visiting from Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control.

  • Prof. Jacques Hyman, Nuclear politics in Asia, September 2011 - December 2011, Visiting from University of Souther California.

  • Mr. Taku Kawahara, Nuclear Policy and international relations, April 2011 – March 2012, Visiting from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japanese Government.

  • Dr. Kohta Juraku, Liaison for Collaboration between U Tokyo and UCB-NE under GoNERI program, May 2010 – July 2011, Visiting from University of Tokyo.

  • Prof. Shinya Nagasaki, Nuclear fuel cycle, radioactive waste management, July 2010 - April 2011, Visiting from University of Tokyo.

  • Mr. Masashi Hattori, Nuclear Policy and international relations, April 2010 – March 2011, Visiting from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japanese Government.

  • Ms. Chisato Katsuki, Liaison for Collaboration between U Tokyo and UCB-NE under GoNERI program, July 2009 – May 2010, Visiting from University of Tokyo.

  • Dr. Daisuke Kawasaki, Liaison for Collaboration between U Tokyo and UCB-NE under GoNERI program, April 1, 2008 – June 21, 2009, Visiting from University of Tokyo.

  • Prof. Naoko Iyomoto, Liaison for Collaboration between U Tokyo and UCB-NE under GoNERI program,February 7, 2008 -- March 27, 2008, Visiting from University of Tokyo.

  • Dr. Takuji Oda, Liaison for Collaboration between U Tokyo and UCB-NE under GoNERI program,January 3, 2008 -- February 10, 2008, Visiting from University of Tokyo.

  • Dr. Takumi Saito, Liaison for Collaboration between U Tokyo and UCB-NE under GoNERI program,November 25, 2007 -- December 21, 2007, Visiting from University of Tokyo.

  • Mr. Satoshi Ikejiri, Liaison for Collaboration between U Tokyo and UCB-NE under GoNERI program,October 2, 2007 -- November 10, 2007, Visiting from University of Tokyo.

  • Dr. Takuya Abe, Liaison for Collaboration between U Tokyo and UCB-NE under GoNERI program, September 8, 2007 -- October 5, 2007, Visiting from University of Tokyo.

  • Dr. Eung-Ho Kim, Pyro processing technology analysis, February 19, 2009 – January 31, 2010, Visiting from Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute.

  • Prof. Zhanshi Zhang, Geochemical modeling in geological disposal, April 1, 2009 – March 31, 2010, Visiting from East China Institute of Technology.

  • Mr. Koji Aribayashi, Nuclear Energy Policy, April 1, 2009 – March 31, 2010, Visiting from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japanese Government.

  • Dr. Jeong-Guk Kim, Pyro-processing and waste management, May 1, 2007 – April 40, 2008, Visiting from Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute.

  • Mr. Shinichi Kawaguchi, Nuclear energy policy in United States for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2008, Visiting from Japan Patent Office, Japanese government.

  • Dr. Chul-Hyung Kang, Performance assessment of geologic repositories, May. 1, 2007 – April. 30, 2008, Visiting from Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute.

  • Prof. Yuichi Niibori, Performance assessment modeling, July 1, 2006 - October 15, 2006, Visiting from Tohoku University, Japan.

  • Dr. DongKeuk Park, Study on Regulatory Safety Policy of Interim Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel in Korea, May 2002-May 2003, Visiting from Center for Korean Studies, staying at Institute of East Asian Studies, UCB.

  • Mr. Koichi Sano, Study of Safety Regulations for Commercial and Peaceful Use of Nuclear Power, April – June 2005, Visiting from Ministry of Education, Culture Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Government of Japan.

  • Mr. Koji Kamitani, Comparative study on the role of nuclear power in the US and Japan from the viewpoint of economics and national energy policy decisions, April 2004 – March 2005, Visiting from Ministry of Education, Culture Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Government of Japan.

  • Mr. Hisahiro Ishida, ANalysis of waste composition from LWR fuel cycle, August 1999-March 2001, Visiting from Mitsubishi Materials Corporation.

  • Mr. Yoshinori Horiuchi, Science and technology policies for nuclear power developmen, April 1998–March 1999, Visiting from Science and Technology Agency of Japanese Government.

  • Dr. Keiichi Tsujimoto, Compratment model approach for geological disposal performance evaluation, February 1998-July 1999, Visiting from Mitsubishi Materials Corporation.

  • Mr. Koichiro Hatanaka, Performance assessment modeling, October 1996-September 1997, Visiting from Power reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation of Japan.

Visiting international students

  • Mr. Alexandre Victor Houle, Development of TTBX code, April 2014 - July 2014, Visiting student from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France.

  • Mr. Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Figure of merit for TRU, September 2013 - December 2013, Visiting student from Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, University of Tokyo, Japan.

  • Ms. Raphaëlle Korotchansky, A performance assessment of Deep-Burn TRISO spent fuel in the geological repository of Meuse/Haute-Marne, France, April 2013 - July 2013, Visiting student from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France.

  • Mr. Martin Coatalem, Evolution of canister filled with spent fuel in a deep geological repository, April 2013 - July 2013, Visiting student from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France.

  • Ms. Elsa Anne-Laure Marie Lemaitre Xavier, Fuel cycle comparison between direct disposal and Reprocessing-DBMHTR using PuAmNp TRISO, April 2012 - August 2012, Visiting student from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France.

  • Mr. Moez Yahia Bacha, Mass flow analysis in a nuclear fuel cycle, April 2011 – September 2011, Visiting student from the Paris National Graduate School of Chemistry (Chimie Paristech).

  • Ms. Alexandra Jacob, Statistical uncertainty analysis for TRISO spent fuel disposal in a geological repository, April, 2011 – July, 2011, Visiting student from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France.

  • Ms. Mi-seon Jeong, Colloid-facilitated radionuclide transport in rock fracture, July 15, 2009 – December 31, 2009, Visiting student from Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute.

  • Ms. Castro Nairoby Albarran, Colloid-facilitated transport of radionuclides in rock fracture, June 16, 2008 – September 17, 2008, Visiting student from University Autonoma of Madrid-Spain by scholarship offered by the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain.

  • Mr. Jin Beak Park, Mathematical modeling for radionuclide transport in fractured rock, Visiting student from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and technology.

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