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Zeyun Wu, Ph.D. - VCU College of Engineering. BioTech One, Room 1070C, Richmond, VA, US

Zeyun Wu, Ph.D. Zeyun Wu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering | VCU College of Engineering

BioTech One, Room 1070C, Richmond, VA, UNITED STATES

Research areas include nuclear reactor physics, computational methods, sensitivity and uncertainty analysis, advanced data analytics.



Dr. Wu joined Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in August 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering and directs the Computation Applied Reactor Physics Laboratory (CARPL). Prior to VCU, Dr. Wu worked at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in charge of a replacement research reactor design project. Dr. Wu received his B.S. degree in Engineering Physics from Tsinghua University at Beijing China and Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University at College Station Texas. Dr. Wu's research interests encompass reactor physics, multiphysics based reactor design and analysis, computational methods on neutron transport and uncertainty and sensitivity analysis in nuclear applications, machine learning.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Reactor Physics

Reactor core design and analysis

Computational method for neutron transport

Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis

Advanced data analytics

Education (4)

Texas A&M University: Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering 2010

Texas A&M University: M.E., Nuclear Engineering 2005

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China: M.S.E., Engineering Physics 2001

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China: B.S., Engineering Physics 1999

Affiliations (3)

  • Member, American Nuclear Society (ANS)
  • Member, Program Committee, Reactor Physics Division, ANS
  • Member, Publication Steering Committee, ANS

Courses (2)

EGMN 352 - Nuclear Reactor Theory

Introduces fundamental properties of the neutron, the reactions induced by neutrons, nuclear fission, the slowing down of neutrons in infinite and finite media, diffusion theory, the 1-group or 2-group approximation, point kinetics, and fission-product poisoning. Provides students with the nuclear reactor theory foundation necessary for reactor design and reactor analysis problems.

EGMN 303 - Thermal System Design

Introduce fundamentals of heat transfer, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, as well as basics for system simulations and optimizations. Students are required to apply these fundamentals to the thermal analysis, design, selection and application of energy conversion systems. This is a project based course.