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Rachel Slaybaugh

Assistant Professor
Program Director, ARPA-E
Email: 
slaybaugh@berkeley.edu
Office: 
4173 Etcheverry Hall
Phone: 
570-850-3385
Fax: 
510-643-9685
Education: 

B.S., Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2006
M.S., Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2008
Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2011

 

Teaching and Research: 

Prof. Slaybaugh's research is based in numerical methods for neutron transport with an emphasis on supercomputing. She applies these methods to reactor design, shielding, and nuclear security and nonproliferation (she is the Modeling and Simulation lead for the Nuclear Science Security Consortium (NSSC)). Prof. Slaybaugh teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in numerical methods for neutron transport and in nuclear reactor theory. She is also involved in teaching software carpentry skills to scientists and engineers. 

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Areas of Interest: 
  • Research based in numerical methods for neutral particle transport with an emphasis on supercomputing:
    • Deterministic solver methods
    • Monte Carlo methods
    • hybrid methods (using deterministic results to accelerate Monte Carlo)
    • Advanced architectures (e.g. GPUs and MICs)
  • Applications in reactor design, shielding, and nuclear security and nonproliferation
  • Scientific software development

 

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