Portrait of Zhang, Yang

Yang Zhang

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Our research can be summarized in two words: Matter and Machine. On the Matter side, Z lab studies far-from-equilibrium physics. They synergistically combine and push the boundaries of statistical and stochastic thermodynamic theories, accelerated molecular simulations, understandable AI/ML/DS methods, and neutron scattering experiments, with the goal of significantly extending our understanding of a wide range of long timescale phenomena and rare events. Particular emphasis is given to the physics and chemistry of liquids and complex fluids, especially at interfaces, driven away from equilibrium, or under extreme conditions. On the Machine side, leveraging their expertise in materials and modeling, his group advances the development of soft robots and human-compatible machines, swarm robots and collective intelligence, and robots in extreme environments, which can lead to immediate societal impact.

Haining Zhou

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Graduation Year

2019

Thesis Title

Sparse Functional Expansion Based Method for Solving High-dimensional Uncertainty Quantification Problems and Its Application to the Nuclear Transient Test Reactor (TREAT)

Jipu Wang

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Graduation Year

2019

Thesis Title

Application of the Method of Manufactured Solutions to Verify the Method of Characteristics for Reactor Analysis

Mitchell Young

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Graduation Year

2016

Thesis Title

Orthogonal-Mesh, 3D Sn with Embedded 2-D Method of Characteristics for Whole-Core, Pin-Resolved Reactor Analysis

Current Job

Senior Nuclear Computer Scientist at TerraPower LLC

Aaron Graham

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Graduation Year

2017

Thesis Title

Subgrid Methods for Resolving Axial Heterogeneity in Planar Synthesis Solutions for the Boltzmann Transport Equation

Ang Zhu

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Graduation Year

2016

Thesis Title

Transient Methods for Pin-Resolved Whole-Core Neutron Transport

Current Job

Quantitative Developer at Tetrion Capital Limited

Thomas Saller

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Graduation Year

2015

Thesis Title

Asymptotic Homogenized SP2 Approximations to the Neutron Transport Equation

Current Job

Postdoctoral at Los Alamos National Laboratory