Thomas C. Haley

Professor of Practice and Director, Undergraduate Student Services
Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering

Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Focus Area: 
Nuclear Fuel Management|X|Mathematical Modeling|X|Reactor Design

Technical strengths: Nuclear criticality safety analysis Monte Carlo and deterministic simulations of systems, experiments, and tests Mathematical and statistical modeling and software development Analysis of nuclear power generation, operation, and control Developing and implementing quality assurance methodologies and procedures Teaching award-winning blended/hybrid university courses Prior to returning to Rensselaer, Thomas Haley was a nuclear engineer for sixteen years with Northeast Technology Corporation. Major projects involved criticality safety analysis, material and neutronic characterization of neutron absorbers, radiation transport and energy deposition, spent fuel storage design, spent fuel pool chemical kinetics, qualifying and evaluating in-situ non-destructive neutron absorber diagnostics, core refueling design, fuel thermal-mechanical analysis, thermal hydraulics, statistical and numerical analysis, and software development.

CADAM and EMAD-special (1988)|X|Designing Faculty Workshops, Blending Face-to-Face and WebCT Technologies (2005)|X|A characteristic analysis of void waves using two-fluid models (1993)|X|Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant (2005)|X|Use of an old technology in engineering design education: the design notebook (1995)|X|Design, Build, and Test Projects for Engineering Design Education: Project Experience at Rensselaer (1995)|X|BI for an undergraduate engineering course: an interactive model (1994)|X|Designing Faculty Workshops for the New Millennium -- Walking the Talk (2005)|X|Yes, engineers can talk! Blended instruction in the engineering classroom (2006)|X|LWR Plant Water Silica Database, Revision 4 (2000)|X|The Performance of Irradiated Boraflex under Seismic Conditions (1998)|X|The Surface Composition and Solubility of Irradiated Boraflex and Silica Treated in Metal Ion Solutions (1999)|X|RACKLIFE Version 1.10: Nuclear Spent Fuel Pool Boraflex Rack Life Extension Rack Management Tool -- User's Manual (2000)|X|Benchmarking and modification of FRAPCON2 V1MOD5 (1987)