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 core design and analysis
Computational method for neutron transport
Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis
Advanced data analytics
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
- Member, American Nuclear Society (ANS)
- Member, Program Committee, Reactor Physics Division, ANS
- Member, Publication Steering Committee, ANS
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.