William Walters

Education
PhD, Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2013 (projected)
MSc, Nuclear Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, 2009
BASc, Engineering Physics, University of British Columbia, 2007

Areas of Research Activities
Hybrid, multi-scale, parallel particle transport theory methods for modeling and simulation of nuclear systems in power, medicine, and security and safeguards; Advanced numerical techniques/algorithms for solving the linear Boltzmann equation (LBE); Methodologies and tools for detection of nuclear materials using active and passive interrogation systems; Computational methods in reactor physics and shielding.

Contact

waltersw (at) vt (dot) edu

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List of Publications

  • K. Royston, A. Haghighat, W. Walters, C. Yi, G. Sjoden, "Determination of Current at a Detector Window Using a Hybrid Adjoint Function Methodology," Progress in Nuclear Science and Technology, 2013, submitted
  • W. Walters, A. Haghighat, K. Royston, C. Yi, G. Sjoden, "A Response Function Methodology to Calculate Induced Fission Neutron Flux Distribution in an Active Interrogation System," Progress in Nuclear Science and Technology, 2013, submitted
  • W. Walters, A. Haghighat, Y. Ham, S Sitaraman, "Development of INPCT-S for Inspection of Spent Fuel Pool", Journal of ASTM International, Volume 9 Issue 4 (2012)
  • S. Sitaraman, Y Ham, W. Walters, A. Haghighat, O. Peixoto, "In-Situ Verification of Spent Fuel at Atucha-I Nuclear Power Plant, Proc. INMM 52nd Annual Meeting, Palm Desert, CA, July 17-21, 2011
  • W. Walters, A Haghighat, M. Wenner, Y. Ham, S. Sitaraman, "A Methodology for Determination of Detector Response for Inspection of a Spent Fuel Pool", Proc. PHYSOR 2010 Int. Conf. on Advances in Reactor Physics, Pittsburgh, PA, May 9-14 2010
  • W. Walters, A. Haghighat, M. Wenner, Y. Ham, S. Sitaraman, "Calculation of Sub-critical Multiplication Using a Simplified Fission Matrix Method", Trans. ANS Winter Meeting<./em>, Washington, DC, November 15-19 2009
  • W. Walters, A. Haghighat, M. Wenner, Y. Ham, S. Sitaraman, "Methodology and Determination of Field of View of Neutron and Gamma Detectors in the Atucha Spent Fuel Storage Pool", Proc. INMM 50th Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ, July 12-16, 2009