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R.N. Slaybaugh

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. I received a BS in Nuclear Engineering from Penn State in 2006 where I worked as a licensed nuclear reactor operator. I went on to the University of Wisconsin–Madison to earn an MS in 2008 and a PhD in 2011 in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics along with a certificate in Energy Analysis and Policy.

Throughout my career, I have been engaged in computational science, educational outreach, starting an absurd number of organizations, attending far too many conferences, and also having fun. Fun includes things like travel (I backpacked in Central America for three months), cooking (because weird food is the best), exercise (yoga, biking, climbing, etc.), and generally enjoying adventures in the Bay Area.

My Work

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 speed up Monte Carlo)
  • Advanced architectures (e.g. GPUs and MICs)

Applications in reactor design, shielding, and nuclear security and nonproliferation

Scientific software development with an emphasis on reproducibility and transparency

Stuff I’m Extra Proud Of

I have the honor of being involved in all of these organizations and activities

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