Tara M Pandya

Tara Pandya

Tara M Pandya

R&D Staff in the Radiation Transport Group


Dr. Tara M. Pandya currently works as a Monte Carlo/Deterministic radiation transport code developer in the Radiation Transport group that is part of the Reactor and Nuclear Systems division in the Nuclear Science and Engineering directorate. She received her B.S. in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University in 2006 and then continued on to received her M.S. and PhD in 2009 and 2012. After graduate school, Tara joined the Radiation Transport group on a 2-year postdoctoral appointment where she worked on Monte Carlo code development. She transitioned to R&D Staff in 2014. She is currently working with the Consortium for Advanced Simulation Light Water Reactors (CASL) on developing and applying capability for highly efficient, high-fidelity radiation transport solutions.


2016 R&D 100 Award for VERA-CS
2016 Knoxville 40 Under 40
2014 IDC HPC Innovation Award (Team)
UT Battelle 2014 Team Research Accomplishment Award

Facilities Used

Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility