Kostadin Ivanov

Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Head of Department of Nuclear Engineering

Dr. Kostadin Ivanov received a B.S. in nuclear engineering from the Moscow Institute of Power Engineering, Russia. He received his Ph.D. in reactor physics from the Institute of Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy (INRNE), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He was senior research scientist at INRNE and assistant professor at the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. Later, he was a visiting Fulbright scholar at the Nuclear Engineering Department, Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and visiting scientist at the Research Center Rossendorf Inc., Germany. Prior to joining the NC State faculty, he was a distinguished professor of nuclear engineering and graduate coordinator of nuclear engineering program at PSU.

Presently he studies the next generation stochastic and deterministic methods in reactor physics analysis and also nuclear cross-section generation and modeling. Ivanov also develops advanced methods for multi-physics coupling for design and safety applications. Another topic is the study of verification and validation methods as well as uncertainty quantification and propagation in modeling and simulations.

Education

Ph.D.

Reactor Physics

Institute of Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy (INRNE), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

B.S.

Nuclear Engineering

Moscow Institute of Power Engineering, Russia

Research Description

Dr. Ivanov's research interests include nuclear reactor physics and multi-physics, nuclear core design and safety analysis, nuclear plant simulations, validation and verification of multi-physics calculations, and uncertainty quantification and propagation in modeling.

Publications

Energy group search engine based on surrogate models constructed with the RAVEN/NEWT/PHISICS sequence
Rouxelin, P., Alfonsi, A., Ivanov, K., & Strydom, G. (2020), NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, 356. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nucengdes.2019.110356
Quantification and propagation of neutronics uncertainties of the Kozloduy-6 VVER-1000 fuel assembly using SCALE 6.2.1 within the NEA/OECD benchmark for uncertainty analysis in modelling of LWRs
Nyalunga, G. P., Naicker, V. V., & Ivanov, K. (2019), ANNALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY, 133, 732–749. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anucene.2019.07.016
Selected papers from the 2018 Best Estimate Plus Uncertainty International Conference (BEPU 2018) Foreword
Petruzzi, A., Ivanov, K., & Ivanov, E. (2019), NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 205, pp. III-IV. https://doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2019.1676080
Uncertainty Quantification and Propagation of Multiphysics Simulation of the Pressurized Water Reactor Core
Zeng, K., Hou, J., Ivanov, K., & Jessee, M. A. (2019), Nuclear Technology, 205(12), 1618–1637. https://doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2019.1580533
The IAEA CRP on HTGR uncertainties: Sensitivity study of PHISICS/RELAP5-3D MHTGR-350 core calculations using various SCALE/NEWT cross-section sets for Ex. II-1a
Rouxelin, P., Strydom, G., Alfonsi, A., & Ivanov, K. (2018), Nuclear Engineering and Design, 329, 156–166. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.NUCENGDES.2017.12.008
Benchmarking the real-time core model for VVER-1000 simulator application on asymmetric core load
Georgieva, E., Dinkov, Y., & Ivanov, K. (2017), Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, 3(3). https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4035550
Comparison of Best-Estimate Plus Uncertainty and Conservative Methodologies for a PWR MSLB Analysis Using a Coupled 3-D Neutron-Kinetics/Thermal-Hydraulic Code
Pericas, R., Ivanov, K., Reventós, F., & Batet, L. (2017), Nuclear Technology, 198(2), 193–201. https://doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2017.1299493
New techniques for designing the initial and reload cores with constant long cycle lengths
Shi, J., Levine, S., & Ivanov, K. (2017), Annals of Nuclear Energy, 99, 165–173. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.ANUCENE.2016.08.018
OECD/NEA benchmark for time-dependent neutron transport calculations without spatial homogenization
Hou, J., Ivanov, K. N., Boyarinov, V. F., & Fomichenko, P. A. (2017), Nuclear Engineering and Design, 317, 177–189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nucengdes.2017.02.008
Rod internal pressure distribution and uncertainty analysis using FRAPCON
Bratton, R. N., Jessee, M. A., Wieselquist, W. A., & Ivanov, K. N. (2017), Nuclear Technology, 197(1), 47–63. https://doi.org/10.13182/nt16-75

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Grants

Joint Appointment between Idaho National Laboratory and North Carolina State University for Dr. Benjamin Beeler
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(9/23/19 - 9/30/20)
North Carolina State University's Graduate Fellowship In Nuclear Engineering (NCSU-GFINE)– 2018
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission(8/30/19 - 8/29/23)
Joint Faculty Appointment Between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and NC State University for Dr. Igor Bolotnov)
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(2/15/19 - 9/30/19)
Faculty Development Program in Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University, 2018
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission(7/30/19 - 7/29/22)
Develop Educational program in VVUQ - Multiphysica
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(11/29/18 - 12/31/20)
Multi-physics Modeling of Fast Spectrum Liquid Fuel MSRs, Consortium for Nuclear Power (CNP) Core Project - 1.
Consortium for Nuclear Power (CNP)(7/01/18 - 6/30/20)
Multi-physics platform for safety analysis based on NRC codes Improved estimates of local safety parameters for efficient evaluation of realistic safety margins for real-size reactor core modeling
National Nuclear Regulator(4/01/18 - 3/31/21)
Nuclear Energy Knowledge and Validation Center (NEKVac)
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(12/19/16 - 9/30/17)
Faculty Development Program in Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University, 2017
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission(6/30/17 - 6/29/20)
Joint Faculty Appointment Between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and NC State University (NCSU) for Dr. David Kropaczek 2016-2017 (FY17).
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(7/01/16 - 8/05/18)