Cihangir Celik

Cihangir Celik

Cihangir Celik

R&D Staff, Nuclear Data and Criticality Safety

Bio

Dr. Celik is an R&D staff member of the Nuclear Data and Criticality Safety group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). His research areas include Monte Carlo particle transport, nuclear data testing, scientific software development, nuclear criticality safety, radiation shielding, and critical experiment design and evaluations. His key responsibilities include leading nuclear data meetings, development and maintenance of SCALE, AMPX and SHIFT code systems, performing analysis and evaluations to support division programs such as HFIR and CASL. He completed his B.S. and M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the Hacettepe University in 2001 and 2004, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2010.

Awards

2014 Research Accomplishment, ORNL 2014 International Data Corporation HPC Innovation Excellence Award 2014 Significant Event Award, ORNL

Publications

S. W. Hart, C. Celik, G. I. Maldonado, L. C. Leal, "Creation of problem-dependent Doppler-broadened cross sections in the KENO Monte Carlo code." Annals of Nuclear Energy 88, 49—56, (2016). B.T. Rearden, K. B. Bekar, C. Celik, et al. "Criticality Safety Enhancements for SCALE 6.2 and Beyond." International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety (ICNC 2015), Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, September 13, 2015. D. Wiarda, M. L. Williams, C. Celik, M. E. Dunn, "AMPX: A Modern Cross-Section Processing System For Generating Nuclear Data Libraries." ICNC 2015, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, September 13, 2015 T. M. Miller, C. Celik, M. E. Dunn, J. C. Wagner, et al. " Evaluation of the Concrete Shield Compositions from the 2010 Criticality Accident Alarm System Benchmark Experiments at the CEA Valduc Silene Facility." ICNC 2015, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, September 13, 2015 M. Tombakoglu, and C. Celik, “Application of Monte Carlo Method for Burnup Dependent Full Core Neutronic Analysis of PBMR”, 24th International Conference Nuclear Energy for New Europe (NENE 2015), Portoroz, Slovenia, September 14, 2015 B.T. Rearden, L.M. Petrie, D.E. Peplow, K.B. Bekar, D. Wiarda, C. Celik, C.M. Perfetti, A.M. Ibrahim, S.W.D. Hart, M.E. Dunn, W.J. Marshall, “Monte Carlo Capabilities of the SCALE Code System,” Annals of Nuclear Energy, vol. 82, pp. 130-141, 2015 A. Godfrey, J. C. Gehin, K. B. Bekar, and C. Celik, “Simulation of Watts Bar Unit 1 Initial Startup Tests with Continuous Energy Monte Carlo Methods,” Proceedings of PHYSOR 2014 International Conference, October 28, 2014, Kyoto, Japan, 2014 S.W.D. Hart, G.I. Maldonado, C. Celik, L.C. Leal, “Problem Dependent Doppler Broadening of Continuous Energy Cross Sections in the KENO Monte Carlo Computer Code,” Proceedings of PHYSOR 2014 International Conference, October 28, 2014, Kyoto, Japan, 2014. W. J. Marshall, D. Wiarda, C. Celik, B. T. Rearden and D. R. Wentz, “Validation of Criticality Safety Calculations with SCALE 6.2,” Proceedings of NCSD 2013: Criticality Safety in the Modern Era – Raising the Bar, Wilmington, NC, September 29 – October 3, 2013. K. B. Bekar, C. Celik, D. Wiarda, D. E. Peplow, B. T. Rearden, M. E. Dunn, “Enhancements in Continuous-Energy Monte Carlo Capabilities in SCALE,” Preparation for the 2013 Topical Meeting on Nuclear Criticality Safety, Wilmington, NC, 2013 A. M. Ibrahim, D. E. Peplow, K. B. Bekar, C. Celik, J. M. Scaglione, D. Ilas, J. C. Wagner, “Hybrid Technique in SCALE for Fission Source Convergence Applied to Used Nuclear Fuel Analysis,” Preparation for the 2013 Topical Meeting on Nuclear Criticality Safety, Wilmington, NC, 2013 C. Celik, K. Unlu, V. Narayanan, M. J. Irwin, “Cosmic ray background effects on the Neutron Intercepting Silicon Chip (NISC),” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 652, pp. 338-341 (2011) C. Celik, K. Unlu, V. Narayanan, M. J. Irwin, “Soft error modeling and analysis of the Neutron Intercepting Silicon Chip (NISC),” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 652, pp. 370-373 (2011) C. Çelik, K. Ünlü, “Initial Design Considerations of Neutron Intercepting Silicon Chip (NISC),” Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc., vol. 101, pp. 339-341 (2009) S. M. Cetiner, C. Çelik, K. Ünlü, V. Narayanan, M. J. Irwin, Y. Xie, “A Novel Approach to Modeling Single Event Upsets in Digital Microelectronic Devices,” in Proc. of International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP’08), American Nuclear Society, paper # 8400, Anaheim, California, June 8-12, 2008 C. Çelik, K. Ünlü, et. al, “Thermal neutron induced soft error rate measurement in semiconductor memories and circuits,” Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 278(2), pp. 509–512 (2008) C. Çelik, K. Ünlü, et. Al, “Soft Error Measurements in Semiconductor Memories at Pennsylvania State University”, Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc., vol. 97, pp. 292-293 (2007) K. Burns, N. Hertel, K. Ünlü, J. Brenizer, C. Çelik, “Neutron Characterization of Neutron Beam Port of the Penn State Breazeale Reactor,” Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc., vol. 97, pp. 290-291 (2007) C. N. Sökmen, M. Tombakoğlu, A. Karahan, C. Çelik, “Coupled neutronics/thermal-hydraulics calculation of PBMR-400 equilibrium core,” Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc., 2005, vol. 93, pp. 942-944 (2005) M. Tombakoğlu, C. Çelik, M. Ceyhan, “Microscopic Cross Section Generation of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors for VISTA Project,” Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc., vol. 93, pp. 353-354 (2005)