Kursat B Bekar

R&D Staff

Dr. Kursat B. Bekar received B.S. and M.S. degrees in nuclear engineering from Hacettepe University, Turkey, in 1996 and 1999, respectively. In 2008, he received his Ph.D. degree in nuclear engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Bekar joined the Radiation Transport Group at ORNL in 2008 as a postdoctoral research associate. He has been working in the same group as a research staff member since 2010. He has participated in several research and development projects since 1995, and gained extensive experience in code and method development for radiation transport, criticality safety, fuel depletion, radiation detection systems, and high performance computing. His particular expertise is in stochastic and deterministic particle transport, parallel algorithm development for particle transport, Monte Carlo variance reduction methods, hybrid Monte Carlo/deterministic methods, automation and optimization of nuclear modeling methods, simulation of radiation detection systems, shielding design, computational phantoms and dosimetry analysis.