LDRD seminar: Oct. 23
Three Argonne researchers will discuss their Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) sponsored work at the LDRD Seminar Series presentation Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. in Building 212, Room A157. All are welcome to attend.
Visit the LDRD website to view upcoming seminars.
Applying Argonne Technology to Help Cities Diagnose and Address Critical Urban Challenges, by Senior Computer Scientist Charles Catlett (MCS)
Argonne has developed a platform to support intelligent sensor devices in remote or harsh locations, with a specific focus on measuring cities. Building on the Chicago Array of Things project, Argonne scientists are working with the city of Detroit to deploy the platform to diagnose air quality and traffic flow. This presentation will cover the underlying technology, its use in Chicago and other cities, and the progress toward an installation in Detroit, partnering with the departments of health and transportation.
Charlie Catlett is a senior computer scientist at Argonne. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne, and a visiting artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His current research focus areas include urban data science, cyber security and privacy, mobile devices and social networks, and the use of mobile and embedded computing to create intelligent infrastructure. Catlett served as Argonne’s chief information officer; was director of the TeraGrid Initiative, a national-scale facility supported by the National Science Foundation; and co-founded the Global Grid Forum (now Open Grid Forum). Concurrently, he directed the State of Illinois funded I-WIRE optical network project, deploying dark fiber and transport infrastructure to ten institutions in Illinois. Today I-WIRE provides over 200 Gb/s of lambda and dark fiber resources to major projects including TeraGrid, the Starlight international optical network hub, Optiputer, and ESnet.
Modeling and Simulation to Advance Molten Salt Reactors, by Nuclear Engineer Florent Heidet (NSE)
Molten salt reactors are a type of advanced nuclear reactors currently benefiting from major interest from the international community. Relying on a liquid fuel (the molten salt), rather than the typical solid fuel used in current nuclear reactors, they face unique challenges in design and behavior prediction. This talk will focus on the innovative tools developed to allow the molten salt reactor industry to confidently predict the performance of their reactor concepts and allow them to enhance their designs.
Florent Heidet is a principal nuclear engineer in the Nuclear Science and Engineering division. He is focusing on developing and analyzing advanced nuclear systems. Currently, he is leading activities focusing on designing the core for a future U.S. nuclear test reactor and activities aiming at advancing the state of molten salt reactor technology.