Thomas C. Haley

Lecturer and Director, Undergraduate Student Services, Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering

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.


Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research Focus
  • Nuclear Fuel Management
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Reactor Design
Select Works
  • CADAM and EMAD-special (1988)
  • Designing Faculty Workshops, Blending Face-to-Face and WebCT Technologies (2005)
  • A characteristic analysis of void waves using two-fluid models (1993)
  • Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant (2005)
  • Use of an old technology in engineering design education: the design notebook (1995)
  • Design, Build, and Test Projects for Engineering Design Education: Project Experience at Rensselaer (1995)
  • BI for an undergraduate engineering course: an interactive model (1994)
  • Designing Faculty Workshops for the New Millennium -- Walking the Talk (2005)