Kai Tai winner of the first ANS Thermal Hydraulics Division Instagram Photo Competition

The winner of the 1st American Nuclear Society (ANS) Thermal Hydraulics Division (THD) Instagram research photo competition is Kai Tai. He is a PhD student at NC State University (NCSU) Department of Nuclear Engineering (NE), and his research uses direct numerical simulation to study buoyancy-influenced turbulence phenomena that present challenges to advanced reactors. These include canonical single phase mixed convection flows and stable stratification in large enclosures. His faculty advisor is Dr. Igor Bolotnov, a member of the US Department of Energy NEAMS-IRP project.