Rachel Slaybaugh

Rachel Slaybaugh

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Rachel Slaybaugh, Assistant Professor
– Program Director, ARPA-E
– B.S., Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2006
– M.S., Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2008
– Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2011

Contact 4173 Etcheverry Hall
Phone: 570-850-3385
E-mail: slaybaugh@berkeley.edu Website: http://rachelslaybaugh.github.io/
Twitter: @RachelSlaybaugh, @UCBneutronics

GitHub: https://github.com/rachelslaybaugh

Biography

Prof. Slaybaugh’s research is based in numerical methods for neutron transport with an emphasis on supercomputing. She applies these methods to reactor design, shielding, and nuclear security and nonproliferation. Prof. Slaybaugh teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in numerical methods for neutron transport and in nuclear reactor theory. She is also involved in teaching software carpentry skills to scientists and engineers. Slaybaugh was a key founder of the nuclear innovation bootcamp, which seeks to train students and professionals in skills essential to innovation in nuclear energy while executing team projects. Finally, Slaybaugh has served as a Program Director at ARPA-E, developing and running their first fission energy programs.

Research

  • Research based in numerical methods for neutral particle transport with an emphasis on supercomputing:
    • Deterministic solver methods
    • Monte Carlo methods
    • hybrid methods (using deterministic results to accelerate Monte Carlo)
    • Advanced architectures (e.g. GPUs and MICs)
  • Applications in reactor design, shielding, and nuclear security and nonproliferation
  • Scientific software development

Selected Publications

http://rachelslaybaugh.github.io/CV/rns_publications.pdf

Honors, Awards, and Professional Activities

http://rachelslaybaugh.github.io/CV/rns_professional-service.pdf

http://rachelslaybaugh.github.io/CV/rns_professional-service.pdf