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Michael Doster



Dr. J. Michael Doster is Professor of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University. His research areas include systems dynamics, systems simulation, advanced reactor systems and computational methods in multi-phase flow. Recently his research efforts have focused on grid stability issues associated with deployment of Small Modular Reactors on constrained electrical grids.

Dr. Doster is a member of CASL, the DOE-funded ORNL-led modeling and simulation hub. He is currently a member of the MNM-TH (Thermal-Hydraulics area of Modeling and Numerical Methods) team where he investigates subchannel and CFD methods for efficient simulation of the thermal-hydraulic conditions in reactor fuel bundles.  Dr. Doster also contributes to the CASL Education Program.


Ph.D., 1982,   
Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University.

B.S., 1977,      
Nuclear Engineering
, North Carolina State University.

Professional History:

2009 - Present   
Professor, Nuclear Engineering Department, North Carolina State University     

1988 - 2009       
Associate Professor, Nuclear Engineering Department, North Carolina State University

1982 - 1988       
Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering Department, North Carolina State University

Honors and Award:

George H. Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award (2005)
Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor (2001)
University Outstanding Teacher (1983, 1997)

Recent Publications:

Johanna L. Peeples, Matthew H. Stokely and J. Michael Doster, “Thermal Performance of Boiling Water Targets for F-18 Production,” Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 69(10), 1349 (2011)

W. Cyrus Proctor and J. Michael Doster, “Reactor Loose Part Damage Assessments on Steam Generator Tube Sheets,” Accepted for publication in Nuclear Technology

Jaeseok Heo, Paul J. Turinsky and J. Michael Doster, “Design of Nuclear Power Plant Experiments for Data Assimilation to Reduce Modeling Uncertainties”, International Conference on Mathematics and Computational Methods Applied to Nuclear Science and Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 8-12, 2011

Alan S. Rominger and J. Michael Doster , “Fast Valving for Small and Medium Sized Reactors”, Proceedings of the 7th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2010) Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2010

Chang H. Kim, J. Michael Doster, and Mohamed A. Bourham, “Wide-Beam X-Ray Source Target Thermal Management Simulation Using Inner Jet Cooling,” Scholarly Research Exchange, vol. 2009, Article ID 797068, 2009. doi:10.3814/2009/797068

Hengliang Shen and J. Michael Doster, "Application of a Neural Network Based Feedwater Controller to Helical Steam Generators", Nuclear Engineering and Design, 239, 1056  (2009)

W. Dong, J. M. Doster and C. W. Mayo, "Steam Generator Control In Nuclear Power Plants By Water Mass Inventory", Nuclear Engineering and Design, 238, 859 (2008)

Chang H. Kim, Mohamed A. Bourham and J. Michael Doster, "A Wide-Beam X-Ray Source Suitable for Diffraction Enhanced Imaging Applications", Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, 566, (2006), 713-721

Research Group:

Alan Rominger, PhD Candidate
Brian Holman, MS
Brian Froese, MS
Chad Rollins, MNE
Devon Miller, MNE
Stephen Palzewicz, MNE
Sam Lafountain, MNE