Wen-Chi Cheng

Title Ph.D. Candidate
Department Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering

Wen-chi Cheng is a first year PhD student in NPRE at UIUC. Before starting the PhD program, he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Taiwan. The topic of his Master’s research focused on a CFD investigation of the Dome section in a PWR. The goal for the research was to determine the possibility of primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC). He was a visiting student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) during his Master’s degree. He joined an Integrated Research Project (IRP) led by MIT, University Of California, Berkeley (UCB) and University of Wisconsin (UW), funded by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). His role was CFD analysis for asymmetric power generation in Fluoride salt-cooled High-temperature Test Reactor (FHTR). After finishing the Master’s program, he worked at the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering in City University of Hong Kong as the Research Assistant.

Email wccheng2@nospam5b547ce060f2f.illinois.edu