Elliott Biondo

Contact Information

434 Engineering Research Building
1500 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Graduate Appointment

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Graduate Fellowship

Research Interests

  • Monte Carlo and deterministic radiation transport
  • Monte Carlo variance reduction
  • Nuclear systems analysis
  • Scientific computing

Current Projects

  • Thesis: “Hybrid Monte Carlo/Deterministic Neutron Transport for Shutdown Dose Rate Analysis”
  • Python for Nuclear Engineering (PyNE) toolkit
    • Cartesian- and tetrahedral-mesh-based shutdown dose rate analysis on CAD geometry with DAG-MCNP5 and ALARA
    • Implementation of the Consistent Adjoint-Driven Importance Sampling method (CADIS) and the Forward-Weighted (FW)-CADIS method with DAG-MCNP5 and PartiSN

Previous Projects

  • Added support for CAD geometry within the ADVANTG code base as an intern at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Shutdown dose rate analysis for Shine Medical Technologies


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI [current Ph.D. student]
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI [M.S. in nuclear engineering and engineering physics, 2013]
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN [B.ChE. in chemical engineering, B.S. in chemistry, 2011]