Nathan Roskoff

Education

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  • PhD, Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Tech, Spring 2018, expected
  • MS, Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2014
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering and Physics, Clarkson University, 2011

Areas of Research Activities

  • Development of a novel methodology and algorithm for efficient 3D burnup calculations
  • Hybrid, multi-scale, parallel particle transport theory methods for modeling and simulation of nuclear systems in power, medicine, and security and safeguards
  • Advanced methodologies for fast and accurate modeling of spent nuclear fuel pools
  • Technical aspects of international nuclear nonproliferation and safeguards policy
  • Nuclear reactor digital instrumentation and control

Contact

roskofnj (at) vt (dot) edu

Brief Bio

Detailed CV

List of Publications

Journal Papers

  • N. Roskoff, W. Walters, and A. Haghighat, "Application of the subgroup decomposition method (SDM) for reactor simulation," EPJ Web of Conferences, Vol. 106, EDP Sciences, 2016.

Conference Proceedings

  • N. Roskoff, A. Haghighat, and V. Mascolino, "Experimental and Computational Validation of RAPID," Proc. 16th ISRD, Santa Fe, NM, May 7-12, 2017.
  • N. Roskoff, A. Haghighat, M. Millet, and C. Leidig, "Benchmarking of the RAPID Tool for a Subcritical Facility," Proc. 57th INMM Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, July 24-28, 2016.
  • V. Mascolino, A. Haghighat, and N. Roskoff, "Evaluation of RAPID for a UNF Cask Benchmark Problem," Proc. ICRS-13 & RPSD-2016, Paris, France, October 3-6, 2016.
  • N. Roskoff, A. Haghighat, and V. Mascolino, "Analysis of RAPID Accuracy for a Spent Fuel Pool with Variable Burnups and Cooling Times," Proc. Advances in Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy Conference, Santa Fe, NM, September 25-30, 2016.
  • W. Walters, N. Roskoff, and A. Haghighat, "A Fission Matrix Approach to Calculate Pin-wise 3D Fission Density Distribution," Proc. M&C 2015 , Nashville, Tennessee, April 19-23, 2015.
  • W. Walters, N. Roskoff, and A. Haghighat, "Use of the Fission Matrix Method for Solution of the Eigenvalue Problem in a Spent Fuel Pool," Proc. PHYSOR 2014 , Kyoto, Japan, Sep. 28-Oct 3, 2014.
  • N. Roskoff, W. Walters, A. Haghighat, C. Yi, and G. Sjoden, "Implementation and Verification of the SDM in the TITAN 3-D Sn Transport Code," Proc. PHYSOR 2014 , Kyoto, Japan, Sep. 28-Oct 3, 2014.
  • N. Roskoff, W. Walters, and A. Haghighat, "Application of the subgroup decomposition method (SDM) for reactor simulation," Proc. 15th ISRD, Aix en Provence, France, May 18-23, 2014.
  • B. Upadhyaya, A. Haghighat, C. Atchley, N. Roskoff, "Curriculum Development on Nuclear Reactor Instrumentation and Controls (I&C)," Proc. ANS 2014 , Washington, DC, Nov. 10-14, 2013.

Non-Refereed

  • J. Bell, N. Roskoff, A. Haghighat, and J. Leidig, "Investigation into the Unintended Consequences of Converting the U.S. Nuclear Naval Fleet from Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) to Low Enriched Uranium (LEU)," Federation of American Scientists, December, 2014.