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Thermal Engineer / CFD Engineer/ Technical Specialist

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
January 17, 2017

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Xiaojin Shen

734-***-**** • • 2476 Stone Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105

To obtain a team-oriented technical specialist position in the field of thermal engineering with the special interest in computational fluid dynamics and thermal-hydraulics study in the multiphase and multiphysics environment. EDUCATION

University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI

Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering 09/2015 – 04/2017 GPA 3.41/4.00

Relevant courses: Numerical Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics I, Computational Fluid Dynamics for Nuclear Applications, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Nuclear Core Design and Analysis I, Radiological and Nuclear Measurement, Reactor Safety Analysis, Nuclear Reactor Kinetics Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Bachelor of Engineering in Atomic Physics and Thermal Energy 09/2010 – 06/2015 GPA 4.85/5.00 (Honors degree)

Nagoya University Nagoya, Japan

University Exchange Program 06/2016 – 08/2016


Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Institute (SNERDI) Shanghai, China Thermal engineering Summer Intern 05/2016 – 06/2016

• Investigated thermal stratification phenomenon for the advanced sodium cooled fast reactor in single-phase CFD code Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Institute (SNERDI) Shanghai, China Visiting senior student Summer Intern 08/2014 – 10/2014

• Reactor core design of fourth generation nuclear power plants with fellows in the department of advanced nuclear power technology research & design center, including AP1000 PWR/ thorium molten salt reactor/core analysis for In-Situ Breeding and Burning China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) Beijing, China Summer Intern 06/2014 – 08/2014

• Visited China Experimental Fast Reactor. Read annual reports and translated academic materials of steam generator with reactor type of BN, VVER in Russian to Chinese.

Laboratory of the Institute at NNSTU Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Research Assistant 03/2014 – 06/2014

• Investigated the structure optimization of spacer grid with mixing vane in Fuel Assembly to enhance heat and mass transfer RESEARCH PROJECTS

Validation of CFD modeling for the buoyant jet in a uniform environment (Master’s thesis)

• Investigated the buoyant jet entrainment behavior in a uniform environment using CFD simulation

• Compared the velocity and Reynolds stress profiles with the experimental data obtained by particle image velocimetry Experimental measurement and numerical analysis for the molten borosilicate glass with/without solid particles

• Viscosity measurement for the actual simulating glass obtained from Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry

• Rheological analyses for the glassy melt with/without solid particles in the numerical simulation Mesh method sensitivity study on CFD simulations of MIT CRUD facility

• Conducted a few convergence tests (coarse, medium, fine mesh) by using polyhedral mesh

• Compared with trimmer mesh study to verify the previous work at Experimental and Computational Multiphase Flow Laboratory Thesis of BN-800 fast reactor with the special topic of its steam generator

• Applied the calculated data of thermal power to calculate the thermal-hydraulics parameters of the reactor The mechanical structure of the pump type of the fast neutron reactor BOR-60 in the secondary loop

• Evaluated and quantified the thermal-hydraulics parameters for the pump of BOR-60 reactor by team collaboration The thermal loop within the steam turbine type of the HTGR-800 reactor

• Estimated thermal profile and steam expansion process of the secondary heat transfer loop SKILLS

• Language: C++, Matlab, approached to solve mathematical and physical problems; numerical analysis and linear algebra

• Software: ANSYS/Fluent, STAR-CCM+, AutoCAD, SAPHIRE 8.0.9, approach to the probabilistic risk assessment

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