Dr. Satyen Baindur
I have several broad and related interests within the ambit of nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, physics and engineering physics. I have worked extensively on Generation-IV reactor systems, especially the Supercritical Water-cooled Reactor, as well as on the technologies that such reactors make possible, such as nuclear hydrogen production (NHP). My interests have included modeling of the behavior of reactor materials, especially those envisaged for use in the cores of such reactors, given the corrosive (and heretofore un-encountered) environment created by the new types of coolants and spectral fluxes to be expected, as well as materials to be used in the balance of plant. I have worked on safety issues in the new plant configurations to be expected in Generation-IV power plants, such as chemical plants situated next to nuclear plants, and analysed both gas-cooled and water-cooled reactor options.
I have also been interested in reactors specifically categorized as Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), and created a page listing links to a number of Small and Modular reactors, both fast-spectrum and thermal spectrum, with a number of coolant possibilities - light water, gaseous helium and carbon dioxide, molten salts, lead-bismuth eutectics, etc.
Especially of interest to me have been materials issues, and specific regulatory issues in the broad nuclear field, you will find here pages linked into the navigation tabs, which contain links to websites and resources: both to national and international regulatory organizations, and to specific resources and documents of relevance in this context.