Alireza Haghighat

Professor, Nuclear Engineering
Fellow, American Nuclear Society

Director, Nuclear Engineering Program
Director, Nuclear Science and Engineering Lab (NSEL) at Arlingon
Director, Mechanical Engineering Program at NCR
Leader, Virginia Tech Transport Theory Group (VT3G)


PhD, Nuclear Engineering, University of Washington, 1986
MS, Nuclear Engineering, University of Washington, 1981
BS, Physics, Pahlavi (Shiraz) University, Shiraz, Iran, 1978

Areas of Research Activities
Multi-stage, Response-function particle Transport (MRT) methodologies, and hybrid parallel numerical (Sn, Method of Characteristic, Ray-Tracing & Fictitious Quadrature) particle transport theory methods for modeling and simulation of nuclear systems in power, medicine, and security and safeguards; Automated variance reduction techniques for fixed-source and eigenvalue Monte Carlo calculations, e.g., CADIS - Consistent Adjoint Driven Importance Sampling; Methodologies and tools for detection of nuclear materials using active and passive intergation systems; Computational methods in reactor physics and shielding; Algorithms for image reconstruction in medical devices; Advanced algorithms for generation of multigroups nuclear cross sections; Sensitivity and perturbation methods; nuclear reactor digital control and severe accidents issues

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