About Joshua Schlegel

Education

  • Purdue University, Doctor of Philosophy, 2012

Professional links

Joshua Schlegel

Prof, asoc
Nuclear Eng &Radiation Science
222 Fulton Hall

573-341-7703 | schlegelj@mst.edu | Personal site

Education

  • Purdue University, Doctor of Philosophy, 2012

Professional links

Biography

I am a professor in Nuclear Engineering specializing in nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics, or the motion of fluid and energy in nuclear reactor systems. I work extensively on two-phase flows including interfacial area transport and bubble hydrodynamics and am branching out into exciting new areas such as phase change materials and passive safety systems. As an instructor, I am working to bring a more hands-on approach to the classroom through problem-based, team-based learning techniques and am working to develop a laboratory course on thermal-fluids with laboratory activities based on ongoing research.

Research

Expertise areas

Nuclear Thermal-Hydraulics, Bubble Hydrodynamics, Interfacial Forces, Multiphase Flow Modeling, Experiments in Multiphase Dynamics

Research interests

Nuclear Reactor Passive Safety Systems, Interfacial Phenomena, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Phase Change Materials

Awards and recognition

Awards

  • Young Member Achievement Award, Atomic Energy Society of Japan (2017)