Raluca Scarlat is a fourth year doctoral student in nuclear engineering, at University of California Berkeley. She works in the area of thermal hydraulics and reactor safety for advanced reactors, in professor Per Peterson’s research group.
Her thesis objective is to establish a systematic framework for technology development that can be applied from the early through the late stages of the design and licensing of complex engineering systems. Her experimental work includes heat transfer experiments with liquid fluoride salt simulant fluids, pebble bed/porous media heat transfer, and natural circulation heat removal. This work is in support of the development of the Pebble Bed Advanced High Temperature Reactor (PB-AHTR) concept.
Other projects that she's previously worked on:
> Lifecycle Analysis of Advanced Nuclear Reactors
> Reactor Safety for Nuclear Power Applied to Ethylene Manufacturing
> Risk Analysis of Nuclear-Powered Cargo Ships
> Multi-scale thermal-mechanical modeling, for the Deep Burn Project
> Design of a Corn Ethanol Chemical Plant
> System design for the Platform Retrofit Ocean Geothermal Energy (PRO-Geo) Project