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Lewis Gross

PhD Candidate, US NRC Fellow

428 ERB

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Research Interests

  • Multiphysics modeling and simulation
  • Neutronics for reactor design
  • Monte Carlo methods for radiation transport
  • Generation IV reactors
  • High Performance Computing
  • Open-Source Software

Current Projects

  • Cardinal is an Open-Source MOOSE (Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment) Application developed at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign. I am using it to model the Virtual Test Bed’s Gas Cooled Microreactor
  • OpenMC is an Open-Source Monte Carlo code developed at Argonne National Laboratory. It is one of the tools that interfaces with Cardinal


  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, PhD Nuclear Engineering, Current Student
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, MS Nuclear Engineering, Fall 2020
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, BS Nuclear Engineering, Certificates in Mathematics and Physics Summer 2018


Prior Research and Industry Experience

  • Argonne National Lab. Research Aide (Intern), Summer 2022
  • Phoenix, LLC. Nuclear Analysis Intern, Summer 2018
  • Heat and Mass Transfer Group, Undergraduate Researcher under Dr. Raluca Scarlat, Summer 2017 - Spring 2018
  • Musculoskeletal Research Center, Summer Intern under Dr. Savio Woo, Summer 2015

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