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College of Engineering Virtual Lecture: Qiao Wu

This lecture covers the NuScale Integral System Testing Program at Oregon State University in the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering. A brief introduction will be provided about the Oregon State University Nuclear Science and Engineering Reactor Thermal Hydraulics research programs that established the fertile foundation for the start-up of NuScale. The NuScale Predecessor design is the Multi-Application Light Water Reactor, which originated from a Department of Energy sponsored and Oregon State University-lead research program. The key innovations of the NuScale small modular reactor shall be addressed, which lead to the establishment of the NuScale Integral System Testing Program. The program involves design/installation, test design/operation maintenance, instrument calibration, nuclear quality assurance, date analysis/validation, system modeling, and worldwide research collaborations. The program serves as the cradle for undergraduate and graduate students’ research and education, providing Nuclear Science and Engineering students opportunities for industry/research engagement.

Dr. Qiao Wu is a professor in the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University and joined Nuclear Science and Engineering at Oregon State University in 1998. Professor Wu’s specialty is in the fields of Reactor Safety, Thermal-hydraulics, and Multiphase flow, emphasizing the corresponding nuclear industry scaled applications. His collaborators include colleagues from Westinghouse, NuScale, AP 100 PWR Power Plants, Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, Information System Laboratory, Bettis (Naval) Atomic Laboratory, INL, ANL, and many national and international universities. Currently, Professor Wu serves as the director of the NuScale Integral System Testing Program at Oregon State University.

Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Lecture or Presentation

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Academic, Research


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College of Engineering, Nuclear Science and Engineering
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Brad Canfield

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