Kang Seog Kim
Dr. Kang Seog Kim's background is a strong combination of academic and industrial. His expertise is in computational reactor physics, transport theory, nuclear data processing, resonance self-shielding methodology, and multiphysics modelling and simulation. He published more than 120 journal articles and conference papers which cover most of reactor physics areas from nuclear data to nuclear power plant applications.
Dr. Kang Seog Kim earned Bachelors and Master degrees of physics at Yonsei University in South Korea and worked at Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) for 22 years. While working at KAERI he completed his Ph.D. degree on nuclear engineering at Oregon State University of which specific research area was computational transport theory. At KAERI he developed various reactor physics analysis codes including cross section library generation code package, neutron transport lattice codes and whole core transport code. In addition he was engaged in reload core design for the operating Korean pressurized water reactors and development of the Korean small and modular reactor SMART. In addition to design work he was responsible for development of reactor physics analysis procedure for PWR and SMART and uncertainty evaluation for nuclear parameters of which basis was extended to other types of reactors such as HTGR, SCWR, research reactor and partly fast reactor.
After joining ORNL he has mostly worked on the SCALE methodology and code development to improve accuracy and performance and partly working on application projects. Currently he is working on the development of the CASL core simulator MPACT and working on the improvement of the SCALE code package. He has full experience in reactor physics including industrial reactor core design, advanced GEN-IV reactor core design, all kinds of reactor physics related methodologies and code development and even next generation reactor analysis code package. Therefore, my research interests include computational reactor physics methodologies, code development and applications for the current and future needs of nuclear industry and government.