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Hany Abdel-Khalik

Assistant Professor


Dr. Hany Abdel-Khalik is an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University since 2007. His research focuses on the development of advanced multi-scale/multi-physics modeling and simulation tools and validation and qualification methods for next generation nuclear reactors calculations. One of his key achievements has been on the development of the reduced order modeling methods for high dimensional nonlinear models to enable the execution of many engineering and research oriented applications, e.g. sensitivity analysis, uncertainty analysis, and inverse analysis, that were previously considered intractable due to complexity of nuclear calculations and the computational limitations.

Dr. Abdel-Khalik is an active member of North Carolina State University’s Advanced Center of Excellence, sponsored by INL, which focuses on the development of advanced modeling and simulation algorithms for nuclear calculations.

He is also a member of CASL, the DOE-funded ORNL-led modeling and simulation hub. He is currently a member of the VUQ, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification, team where he investigates with his students and research associates efficient ways to manage uncertainties in reactor design calculations.


Ph.D., 2004, Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University.

M.Sc., 2002, Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University.

B.Sc., 2000, Nuclear Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt.

Professional History:

Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University

Assistant Professor, Joint appointment of North Carolina State University and Idaho National Laboratory

Visiting Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering Department, North Carolina State University

Nuclear Engineer, PWR Engineering Unit, AREVA NP, Lynchburg, VA

Recent Publications:

  1. Hany S. Abdel-Khalik, Youngsuk Bang, and Jason M Hite, Christopher B. Kennedy, Congjian Wang, “Reduced Order Modeling For Nonlinear Multi-Component Models,” International Journal on Uncertainty Quantification, February 2012.
  2. Youngsuk Bang, Jason M. Hite, and Hany S. Abdel-Khalik, “Hybrid Reduced Order Modeling Applied to Nonlinear Models,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, January 2012.
  3. Qiong Zhang and Hany S. Abdel-Khalik, “On Hybrid Monte Carlo-Deterministic Methods for Reactor Analysis,” Nuclear Technology, January 2012
  4. Zeyun Wu and Hany S. Abdel-Khalik, “Hybrid Biasing Approaches for Global Variance Reduction,” International Journal on Radiation and Radioisotopes Applications, January 2012.
  5. Hany S. Abdel-Khalik, “Adjoint-Based Sensitivity Analysis For Multi-Component Models,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, January 2012
  6. Congjian Wang and Hany S. Abdel-Khalik, “Exact-to-Precision Generalized Perturbation Theory for Source Driven Problems,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, September 2011.
  7. Youngsuk Wang and Hany S. Abdel-Khalik, “State-Based Adjoint Method for Reduced Order Modeling,” Transport Theory and Statistical Physics, January 2012.
  8. Christopher Kennedy and Hany S. Abdel-Khalik, “GPT-Free Sensitivity Analysis for Eigenvalue Problems,” Nuclear Technology, September 2011

Research Group:


Youngsuk Bang, PhD Candidate

Congjian Wang, PhD student

Christopher Kennedy, PhD student

Qiong Zhang, PhD student

Mohammad Abdo, PhD student

James Reed, MSc student

Shota Soga, MSc student

Jason Hite, Undergraduate student

Research Associates:

Zeyun Wu

Jaeseok Heo

Past Students and Researchers:

Richard Howard, MNE

Jason Schaefer, MNE

Jason Elkins, MSc

Johanna Peeples, PhD