Student Researchers

Chengqi Wang

PhD Candidate
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
nukewang@umich.edu
(734) 764-4260

Chengqi Wang is a Ph.D. student who joined THL group at UM in 2017. He is working on two projects that are mainly related to HTGRs. One of them is aimed to investigate nuclear graphite oxidation behavior during steam and air ingress accidents, and the other is investigating steam ingress accidents and pressurized loss of forced cooling (PLOFC) accidents of a prismatic HTGR. In addition to experimental work, multiphysics simulations and multiple analytical techniques (SEM, TEM, and X-ray tomography) are being utilized.

Research Interests:

Nuclear reactor safety analysis, SMRs, and Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Shuai Che

Graduate Student
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
shuaiche@umich.edu
(734) 764-4260

Shuai Che is a person who is always chasing perfection. Recently Shuai has worked on a project to investigate the thermal-hydraulic and mechanical performance of a printed circuit heat exchanger (PCHE), which was developed for use with high temperature reactors. Prior to joining the Thermal Hydraulics Lab Shuai earned a Master of Science in Engineering degree from University of Michigan, when he was financially supported by the China Scholarship Council, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Nuclear Engineering from Harbin Engineering University.

Education:

University of Michigan
MSE ’20, Nuclear Engineering

Harbin Engineering University
BE ’18, Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests:

CFD, multiphase flow, and Gen IV reactors.

So-Bin Cho

Graduate Student
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
sobincho@umich.edu
(734) 764-4260

So-Bin Cho is interested in exploring sustainable heat applications that unite system modeling, optimized decision-making, and thermal hydraulics, focusing on energy efficiency improvements. So-Bin is co-advised by Professor Todd Allen to investigate pragmatic technology options for different sectors. At the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), he earned a B.S in Physics with a minor in Economics and an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering. As an intern at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) he developed a simulation model to predict potential failures on thermal storage systems. In his free time, So-Bin loves rewatching old films, such as Forrest Gump.

Education:

KAIST
MS ’19, Nuclear Engineering
BS ’16, Physics

Research Interests:

Integrated Nuclear-Renewable Energy Systems, and non-electric applications of Gen IV reactors.