Wei Zhou

Lecturer, Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering

Dr. Zhou has more than 17 years of experience in technical consultancy in the field of nuclear waste management for clients from industries and government agencies located in North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. Her main expertise in this area includes modeling and numerical simulation of coupled processes related to total system performance assessment, risk, and safety assessments for geological disposal of High-Level radioactive wastes (HLW), spent nuclear fuel (SNF), and Low- to Intermediate-level radioactive wastes (L/ILW). Dr. Zhou's activities also covers modeling and numerical simulation of fate and remediation of organic and inorganic contaminants in subsurface and CO2 geological sequestration as a way to mitigate global warming effect.

Education

Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley

Research Focus
  • Nuclear Waste Management (Risk and Safety Assessment)
  • Reservoir Simulation
  • Environmental System Analysis
  • Coupled Processes in Porous Media
Contact zhouw3@rpi.edu
Select Works
  • Performance Assessment: the Risk-informed Approach to Safe Disposal of Nuclear Waste in Geological Media (2007)
  • The Tono Natural Analogue Project: an overview. (2006)
  • The Tono Natural Analogue Project: a system model for the origin and evolution of the Tono uranium deposit, Japan (2006)
  • Flow Barrier System for Long Term High-Level Waste Isolation: Experimental Results (1998)