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Salman Alshehri, a Ph.D. student in nuclear engineering, will present his research at the annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) June 17-21 in Philadelphia. He received a travel grant from the Council of Graduate Students to attend the meeting.
Alshehri will present two of his papers on June 19. His papers are titled, “Experimental Investigation on Heat Transfer Characteristics with Non-Uniform Heat Flux Distribution under Natural Circulation” and “Experimental Investigation of Plenum-to-Plenum Natural Circulation Heat Transfer in a Prismatic Very High-Temperature Reactor.” He conducts his research under the guidance of Dr. Shoaib Usman, associate professor of mining and nuclear engineering.
Along with Usman, Alshehri’s co-authors are Ibrahim Ahmed Said, an S&T alumnus; and Dr. Muthanna H. Al-Dahhan, chair and Curators’ Distinguished Professor of chemical and biochemical engineering.
Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Alshehri worked as a research assistant in the National Center for Nuclear Technology, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He then trained in INVAP Company in Bariloche, Argentina, for 18 months. After earning a scholarship to study abroad, he applied to S&T because the school aligned with his research interests of plenum‐to‐plenum heat transfer and gas dynamics under natural circulation in prismatic very high temperature reactors.