Kevin J Dugan

Kevin J Dugan

Postdoctoral Fellow


Dr. Kevin J Dugan is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Reactor Physics group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His research interests include numerical methods and software development for multiphysics and multiscale simulation. His primary work focuses on coupling legacy and novel codes under the same framework to arrive at high-fidelity solutions for reactor accident analysis.

Before joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dr. Dugan studied at Texas A&M University under Dr. Jean Ragusa on adaptive finite element procedures for coupled physics simulations. He then continued his education in the Paris area of France where he concentrated on nuclear data processing for multiphysics simulations under Dr. Richard Sanchez. He received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Energy from the University of Paris-Saclay in October 2016.



Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) – Integration Product Line

Consortium for Advanced Simulation of LWRs (CASL) – Tiamat

SCALE – Origen, Sampler, Infrastructure


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Selected (see CV for full publications list):

K. Dugan, R. Sanchez, ''Cross section homogenization for transient calculations in a spatially heterogeneous geometry,'' Annals of Nuclear Energy, 116:439-447, 2018

K. Dugan, I. Zmijarevic, R. Sanchez, "Cross Section Homogenization for Reactivity Induced Transient Calculations," Journal of Computational and Theoretical Transport, 45(6):425-441, 2016

B. T. Rearden, K. Dugan, F. Havluj, "Quantification of Uncertainties and Correlations in Criticality Experiments with SCALE," Nuclear Criticality and Safety Division, ANS, September 2013

K. Dugan, J. Ragusa, D. Lebrun-Grandie, "Hp-FEM Automatic-Mesh Adaptivity Applied to Two Dimensional Neutron Diffusion,"  ANS Winter Conference, November 2011, Washington D.C.

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