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Gilbert Brown

GILBERT J. BROWN, NUCLEAR ENGINEERING  Professor Emeritus
Gilbert BrownProfessor Emeritus
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentChemical Engineering
  • Phone(978) 934-3166
  • EmailGilbert_Brown@uml.edu

Research Interests

Energy Engineering, Nuclear Engineering

Safety and economics of nuclear reactors and nuclear fuel cycle; cogeneration energy systems; characterization of AlB4C under neutron radiation and heat treatment.

Education

  • Ph D: Nuclear Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Supporting Area: Financial Management
  • Ph D: Nuclear Engineering, (1974), Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Massachusetts
    Supporting Area: Financial Management
  • MS: Nuclear Engineering, (1972), Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Massachusetts
  • BS: Engineering Physics, (1969), Cornell University - Cornell

Awards and Honors

  • Alpha Nu Sigma - Honor Society for Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • American Men and Women of Science
  • Boron Carbide Aluminum Matrix Material Investigations - Holtec International
  • Fellow of the American Society
  • Glasstone Award - Lowell Student Chapter of the ANS
  • National Science Foundation Traineeship - (M.I.T.)
  • Outstanding Young Man of America Award
  • Professional Engineers Achievement Award
  • Training Excellence Award - American Nuclear Society
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering,
  • Fellow (2000) - American Nuclear Society

Publications

  • Brown, G. (2004) "Nukes in France," Fortune 149:12
  • Shao, Y., Golomb, D., Brown, G. (1995) "Natural gas fired combined cycle power plant with CO2 capture," Energy Conversion and Management 36:12 pp. 1115-1128
  • Brown, G. (1995) "Plutonium Puzzles," Scientific American 273:1
  • Brown, G. (1994) "Plutonium is Forever," Foreign Affairs 73:1
  • Brown, G. (1983) "Radiation-Dose Rates from a Low-Level Radioactive-Waste Storage Building," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 45:
  • Libby, V., Brown, G. (1982) "Post-Loca Dose-Rates on Rhr System Piping Based on a Particle Setting Model," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 41:
  • Harvey, R.C., Husain, A., Brown, G. (1981) "Lower Plenum Phase-Separation Model for Yankee Rowe Local Analysis," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 38:JUN
  • Lucas, G.E., Surprenant, M., Dimarzo, J., Brown, G. (1981) "Proton Irradiation Creep of Zircaloy-2," Journal of Nuclear Materials 101:1-2
  • Brown, G., Harvey, R.C., Husain, A. (1981) "Relap Analysis of Creare Flashing Transients with Reverse Core Steam Flow," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 38:JUN
  • Brown, G., Martin, J.G., Phelps, J.P. (1979) "University Of Lowell Research on Industrial Radiography Safety," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 32:JUN
  • Brown, G., Hanley, D., Killion, B., Martin, J.G., Phelps, J.P. (1978) "Analysis of Multiple Radiography Overexposures," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 28:JUN
  • Brown, G., Chabot, G.E., Killion, B.L., Martin, J.G., Phelps, J.P., Stjohn, K. (1978) "Development of a Model Safety Training-Program for Radiographers," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 30:NOV
  • Filippone, W.L., Brown, G. (1978) "Nuclear to Solar - Easy Transition," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 28:JUN

Presentations

  • The Science of Nuclear Power - Washington Energy Seminar, March 2013
  • - Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology, July 2012 - Washington, DC
  • The Science of Nuclear Power - Washington Energy Seminar, July 2012
  • - Meeting Energy Needs: A Role for Nuclear, August 2011 - Providence RI
  • - National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, July 2011 - Providence, RI
  • Nuclear Power: Clean Energy for the 21st Century, May 2010 - St. Louis, Missouri
  • Nuclear Power: Clean Energy for the 21st Century - Tufts University Energy Conference, April 2010
  • Nuclear Education Programs: Supporting the Renaissance, December 2009 - Naples, Florida
  • Nuclear Renaissance in the U.S.A. - New Economic Realities: Possibilities for Greater European Cooperation in the Field of Energy Towards Sustainable and Secure Energy, November 2009 - Budapest, Hungary
  • Nuclear Power: Poised for a Renaissance, October 2009 - Hong Kong
  • Status of Nuclear Education Programs and Support in the United States - Post FISA 2009 Workshop: International Perspectives and Networks, June 2009 - Prague, Czech Republic
  • Nuclear Education Programs in the U.S.A. - NEST International Conference on Nuclear Education, Science and Technology, May 2008 - Budapest, Hungary
  • New York Infrastructure: Energy Alternatives and the Role of Nuclear Power, March 2008 - Museum of the City of New York, NYC
  • New Directions in University Nuclear Engineering Support - IAEA Workshop on Nuclear Knowledge Transfer, June 2007
  • Nuclear Renaissance and Nuclear Education in the United States - IAEA Workshop on Nuclear Knowledge Transfer, June 2007 - Vienna, Austria
  • Utilizing the UMass Lowell Research Reactor to Enhance Knowledge Transfer in reactor Operations - IAEA Workshop on Nuclear Knowledge Transfer, June 2007 - Vienna, Austria
  • Nuclear Power: Poised for a Renaissance - What's Different? Why Now?, May 2007 - Washington, DC
  • World Nuclear University Summer Institute - Conference on Nuclear Training and Education, February 2007 - Jacksonville, FL
  • Nuclear Engineering Education in the U.S.A. - International Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management, September 2004 - Saclay, France
  • Status of Nuclear Engineering Education. - Utility Executive Conference, February 2004 - Scottsdale, AZ
  • Nuclear Energy: A Great Way to Make Electricity - Tech Talk Plus, March 2002
  • Nuclear Energy: A Great Way to Make Electricity - UMASS Lowell Honors Symposium, March 2002 - Lowell, MA
  • Experiences with ABET 2000 - Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Division Session ASEE Annual Meeting, June 2001
  • Evolution of Nuclear Engineering and EC2000-A Standpoint from Leading Evaluation Teams - ANS Panels, November 2000 - Washington, D.C.
  • Status of Nuclear Engineering in the United States - OECD: Assuring Nuclear Safety Competence into the 21st Century, 1999 - Budapest, Hungary
  • Recruiting, Training, Retaining: Promoting the Nuclear Workforce of Tomorrow - ANS Meeting, November 1999 - Long Beach, CA
  • Strategic Planning in Nuclear Education - Moderator, Nuclear and Radiological Division ASEE Meeting, June 1999 - Charlotte, NC
  • - Ethics in Engineering Seminar, April 1997
  • - The Relationship Between Values and Student Learning, February 1996
  • The Bomb - How and Why? - University of Massachusetts Lowell Symposium; Hiroshima and its Legacy, September 1995
  • Technology, Values and Teaching, February 1995 - Lowell, MA
  • How New Advances in Technology Impact the Ethical Decisions We Make as Individuals and as a Community, April 1994 - Chelmsford, MA
  • - Techno-Politics, October 1992 - Washington, DC
  • Nuclear Technologies - New England Association of Chemistry Teachers, August 1991 - Nashua, NH
  • Technology and Values in Nuclear Engineering: The Frankenstein Dilemma - Israeli Nuclear Societies Annual Meeting, December 1990 - Herzlia
  • Nuclear Engineering Education: Maintaining the Infrastructure, November 1990 - Lowell, MA
  • Nuclear Engineering Education: Maintaining the Infrastructure - Advanced Nuclear Fuels Seminar, October 1990 - Charleston, SC
  • PLEX: Plant License Extension, January 1990 - Israel
  • New England Energy Future - Boston MENSA Regional Gathering, November 1989 - Southboro, MA

Intellectual Property

  • - Brown, G."Power Plant with CO2 Capture and Zero Pollutant Emissions,"," U.S. Patent # 5,724,805

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (), - UML Faculty Development
    Brown, G., Sajo, E. (Co-Principal)
  • Boron Carbide Metal Matrix Materials (2000), - Alyn Corporation, Evaluation of Aluminum
    Brown, G.
  • Micro-Characterization of B4C-Al Composites and Lifetime Prediction (1998), - Transnuclear, Inc, Hawthorne, NY
    Brown, G.
  • Radiation Damage and Neutron Testing of Boron Carbide/Aluminum Plates (1998), - Transnuclear, Inc, Hawthorne, NY
    Brown, G.
  • Summer Internships and Engineering Consulting Services (1997), - Yankee Atomic Electric Company
    Brown, G.
  • Engineering Academy of Southern New England Community College Outreach Workshop (1996), - University of Connecticut
    Brown, G.
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (1985), Contract - University of Lowell Research Foundation to Develop Training Material
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • NANT Fellowship Proposal (2013), Fellowship - National Academy for Nuclear Training
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • NANT Fellowship Proposal (2012), Fellowship - National Academy for Nuclear Training
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • NANT Fellowship Proposal (2011), Fellowship - National Academy for Nuclear Training
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • Faculty Development in Nuclear Science and Engineering at UML (2011), Grant -
    Brown, G. (Co-Principal)
  • UML Nuclear Sciences Graduate Fellowship Program (2010), Fellowship -
    Brown, G. (Co-Principal)
  • UML-NRC Nuclear Fellowship Program (), Fellowship - UMASS Lowell Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Brown, G. (Co-Principal), French, C.S. (Co-Principal)
  • Foster Fellows Visiting Scholars Program (2011), - U.S. Department of State
    Brown, G.
  • Graduate Fellowships (1994), Fellowship - Institute for Nuclear Power Operations
    Brown, G.
  • William C. Foster Fellow Visiting Scholars Program (2011), -
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • 2011 Summer Interns (2011), Contract -
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • Evaluation of Augusta Technical College Nuclear Engineering Technology (NET) Prog (2011), -
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • Base Load Emission Free Energy - A Role For Nuclear (2010), -
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • UML-NRC Nuclear Scholarship Program (2008), - U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Brown, G.
  • 2007 UML-NRC Nuclear Scholarship Program (2007), Grant -
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • Support ASER Challenge Board Meetings (2010), Contract -
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • 2010 Summer Interns (2010), Contract -
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • Georgia Power Company Evaluation of Nuclear Training and Education (2010), -
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • Summer Internship for Students (1992), - FPL Energy/Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant
    Brown, G.
  • 2009 SUMMER INTERNS (2009), Grant -
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • Irradiation and Material Testing Services (2009), -
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • Irradiation and Material Testing Services (2009), -
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • National Academy for Nuclear Training Fellowship (2008), Fellowship -
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • 2008 Summer Intern (2008), Grant -
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • Summer Intern Support (2007), Contract -
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • Matching Funds Grant for Enhancement of the University of Massachusetts Nuclear Engineering Program (1993), Grant - Department of Energy
    Brown, G.
  • Matching Funds Grant to the Nuclear Engineering Program (1994), Grant - Boston Edison Company
    Brown, G.
  • Matching Funds Grant to the Nuclear Engineering Program (1994), Grant - Yankee Atomic Electric Company
    Brown, G.
  • Research Contract with the UML Research Foundation to Investigate Cogeneration in New England (1987), Contract - Coalition for Reliable Energy, Lexington, MA
    Brown, G. (Principal)
  • Seed Grant in the Area of Computer Applications in Nuclear Engineering (1986), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Brown, G.
  • Research Contract (1983), Contract - UML Research Foundation to Develop Two-Phase Models
    Brown, G. (Co-Principal)
  • Visiting Scientist on Research Contract with MIT to Study Core-Concrete Interactions in Nuclear Reactor Accidents (1981), Contract - Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA
    Brown, G.