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Justin Pounders

JUSTIN POUNDERS is an Assistant Professor - NUCLEAR ENGINEERING PROGRAM (CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT)
Dr. Justin Michael PoundersAssistant Professor

Research Interests

Radiation transport; nuclear reactor modeling and simulation; computational science.

Computational methods for radiation transport; coupled-physics(multiphysics) simulations of nuclear reactors; applied mathematics of radiation transport (e.g.,variational formulaitons and perturbation theory); high performance computing.

Education

  • Ph D: Nuclear Engineering, (2010), Georgia Institute of of Technology - Georgia
    Supporting Area: Mathematics
  • MS: Nuclear Engineering, (2006), Georgia Institute of of Technology - Georgia
    Supporting Area: Mathematics
  • BS: Nuclear Engineering, (2005), Georgia Institute of of Technology - Georgia

Awards and Honors

  • Rickover Graduate Fellowship (formerly the DOE Naval Nuclear Propulsion Fellowship) - Department of Energy
  • Team Achievement Award (2014) - Bettis Laboratory
  • Best Paper Award (2011) - Reactor Physics Division, ANS National Meeting
  • Superior Performance and Outstanding Teamwork Award (2011) - Bettis Laboratory

Publications

  • Densmore, J.D., Gill, D.F., Pounders, J. (2016) "Cellwise Block Iteration as a Multigrid Smoother for Discrete-Ordinates Radiation-Transport Calculations," Journal of Computational and Theoretical Transport pp. 1–26
  • Pounders, J. (2016) "Second-Order Method of Characteristics Through Local Cell Refinement,"
  • Densmore, J.D., Gill, D.F., Pounders, J. (2014) "Cellwise block iteration as a multigrid smoother for discrete-ordinates calculations I: Theory," American Nuclear Society 111: pp. 674-678
  • Gill, D.F., Densmore, J.D., Pounders, J. (2014) "Cellwise block iteration as a multigrid smoother for discrete-ordinates calculations II: Numerical results," American Nuclear Society 111: pp. 679-682
  • Zonder, L., McCarthy, S.P., Rios, F., Ophir, A., Kenig, S. (2014) "Viscosity ratio and interfacial tension as carbon nanotubes distributing factors in melt-mixed blends of polyamide 12 and high-density polyethylene," Advances in Polymer Technology 33:4
  • Yu, T., Su, C., Lai, C., Wu, H.F. (2013) "Wideband subsurface radar for bridge structural health monitoring and nondestructive evaluation," SPIE 8694: pp. The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE); American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Presentations

  • A Multigrid Method for the Self-Adjoint Angular Flux Form of the Radiation-Transport Equation Based on Cellwise Block Jacobi Iteration - Seventeenth Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods, March 2015 - Copper Mountain, CO
  • An Efficient Coarse Mesh Time-Dependent Transport Method - XXI International Conference on Transport Theory, July 2009 - Turin, Italy