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Koroush Shirvan

Koroush Shirvan

Research Scientist



Ph.D. Nuclear Science and Engineering, 2012
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Masters of Science in Nuclear Science and Engineering, 2010
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering, 2008
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

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Reactor Design and Safety Analysis

Research work primarily includes multi-physics development and analysis of neutronics, thermal hydraulics/CFD and fuel performance phenomena to be applied to innovative nuclear reactor design and systems.


Recent Publications

  1. Shirvan K., Ballinger R,, Buongiorno J., Forsberg C., Kazimi M., Todreas N., “Technology Selection for Offshore Underwater Small Modular Reactors,” Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Technology (Available Online), June, 2016.
  2. Shirvan K., Kazimi M., “Superheated Water Small Modular Underwater Reactor Concept,” Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Technology (Available Online), June, 2016.
  3. Shirvan K., “Numerical Investigation of the Boiling Crisis for Helical Cruciform-Shaped Rods at High Pressures,” Journal of Multiphase Flow vol. 83, pp. 51-61, July, 2016.
  4. Shirvan K., Forrest E., “Design of an Organic Simplified Nuclear Reactor,” Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Accepted, February, 2016.
  5. Shirvan K., Kazimi M., “Is a PWR SMR or a BWR SMR the Better Choice for the Future?,” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Washington D.C, 2013.
  6. Shirvan K., Kazimi M., “BWR-HD: An Optimized BWR for High Power Density,” Journal of Nuclear Technology, Dec, 2013.
  7. Shirvan K., Hejzlar P., and Kazimi M.S., “The Design of A Compact Integral Medium Size PWR,” Nuclear Engineering and Design vol. 243, pp. 393-403, Feb 2012.


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