Chad L. Pope

Idaho State University

Chad L. Pope received his BS in General Engineering in 1989, MS in Nuclear Science and Engineering in 1993, and Ph.D. in Nuclear Science and Engineering in 2011, all from Idaho State University, USA. From 1989 to 2013, he worked for the Naval Reactors Facility, Argonne National Laboratory, and Idaho National Laboratory in nuclear safety while supporting the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II, the Neutron Radiography Reactor, the Transient Reactor Test Facility, and the Idaho State University AGN-201 nuclear reactor. Following a 24-year industry career, Dr. Pope accepted a position in the Idaho State University Nuclear Engineering Department in 2013 where he is engaged in nuclear engineering teaching and research, serves as the department chair, and is jointly appointed to Idaho National Laboratory.

Chad L. Pope

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Worldwide interest in nuclear reactors continues to increase and significant focus has been placed on advanced nuclear reactors intended to produce electricity and process heat. However, there is limited literature on the importance of research reactors and certain specialized reactor analysis topics. Thus, this book addresses these topics over three sections: “Nuclear Reactors for Spacecraft Propulsion”, “Research Reactors”, and “Select Reactor Analysis Techniques”. It provides detailed information on the use of nuclear reactors for spacecraft propulsion, presents research conducted on reactors in Idaho, USA, and discusses reactor analysis topics such as cyber-informed engineering for nuclear reactor digital instrumentation and control, the effect of plenum gas on fuel temperature, and more.

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