• Research Assistant Professor
Rodolfo Vaghetto

Educational Background

  • PhD in Nuclear Engineering – Texas A&M University (2013)
  • M.S in Nuclear Engineering - Texas A&M University (2011)
  • University of Palermo, Italy (2000)

Research Interests

    • Experimental and computational aspects  involving High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors.
    • Computational thermal-hydraulics applied to existing Light Water Reactors (LWR) and Generation IV reactors

Selected Publications

  • 1. S. Lee, S. S. Abdulsattar, R. Vaghetto, Y. A. Hassan, "Permeability and compression of fibrous porous media generated from dilute suspensions of fiberglass debris during a loss of coolant accident," Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 291, pp. 244-260, 2015.
  • 2. B. Beeny, R. Vaghetto, K. Vierow, Y. A. Hassan, "A Sensitivity Study Supporting Comparative Analysis of MELCOR and GOTHIC Large Dry Pressurized Water Reactor Containment Models," Proceedings of the 16th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-16) NURETH15-13356.
  • 3. R. Vaghetto, S. Lee, E. Kee, Y. A. Hassan, "Experimental Observations of Boric Acid Precipitation Scenarios," Proceedings of the 16th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-16) NURETH15-13055.
  • 4. B. Beeny, R. Vaghetto, K. Vierow, Y. A. Hassan, "MELCOR and GOTHIC Analyses of a Large Dry Pressurized Water Reactor Containment to Support Resolution of GSI-191," Proceedings of the 16th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-16) NURETH15-13354.
  • 5. S. Lee, R. Vaghetto, J. Lim, M. Kappes, Y. A. Hassan, "The Effect of Electric Potential on Fibrous Debris Bypass through a Containment Sump Strainer," Proceedings of the 16th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-16) NURETH15-13760