Scott Palmtag

Research Professor, Joint Faculty Appointment with ORNL

  • 919-515-4600
  • 2109 Burlington Laboratory



Nuclear Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Description

Scott Palmtag's research interests include reactor physics, computational reactor physics, and multiphysics modeling.


A Design and Optimization Methodology for Liquid Metal Fast Reactors
Al-Dawood, K., & Palmtag, S. (2023), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESEARCH, 2023.
Fuel cycle cost comparison between lead and sodium cooled fast reactors
Al-Dawood, K., & Palmtag, S. (2023), Nuclear Engineering and Design.
Solving the Neutron Transport Equation for Microreactor Modeling Using Unstructured Meshes and Exascale Computing Architectures
Dawn, W. C., & Palmtag, S. (2023, May 11), NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Vol. 5.
CTF: A modernized, production-level, thermal hydraulic solver for the solution of industry-relevant challenge problems in pressurized water reactors
Salko, R., Wysocki, A., Blyth, T., Toptan, A., Hu, J., Kumar, V., … Pilch, M. (2022), NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, 397.
Control rod modeling in liquid metal-cooled fast reactors
Kiefer, T. M., Dawn, W. C., Al-Dawood, K., & Palmtag, S. (2022, July). , . Retrieved from
LMFR design and optimization methodology
Al-Dawood, K. A., & Palmtag, S. P. (2022, July). , . Retrieved from
VERA BWR Progression Problems
Lawing, C. ; Palmtag, S. ; & Asgari, M. (2022, May). , . Retrieved from
Dawn, W. C., & Palmtag, S. (2021), EPJ Web of Conferences, 247, 06019.
A multiphysics simulation suite for liquid metal-cooled fast reactors
Dawn, W. C., & Palmtag, S. (2021), ANNALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY, 159.
Analysis of Approximations in Modeling of BWR Bundle Void Distributions
Lawing, C. ; Palmtag, S. ; & Kropaczek, D. J. (2021). , .

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