Senior Research Scholar
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Dr. Agustin Abarca is currently a Senior Research Scholar in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU). He earns his Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Univesitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), Valencia, Spain, in 2017. Prior to joining NCSU as Postdoc Scholar in February of 2018, he held a full-time scientist position at UPV.
His area of research interest includes thermal-hydraulics, multi-physics reactor simulation, nuclear fuel analysis, uncertainty quantification, and computational technology and programming applied to the coupling and/or the parallelization of simulation codes. In particular, he is focused on the development of multi-physics multi-scale coupling algorithms and interfaces for Best Estimate Nuclear Safety Analysis. Furthermore, he is participating in the development of the subchannel thermal-hydraulic code CTF under the umbrella of the different CASL/VERA collaborative projects. The management of the official CTF GitHub repository is among their priority tasks.