Wen-Chi Cheng

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

Wen-Chi Cheng is a first-year Ph.D. 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 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). His role was in conducting CFD analysis for asymmetric power generation in Fluoride salt-cooled High-temperature Test Reactor (FHTR). After finishing his Master’s program, he worked at the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering in the City University of Hong Kong as a Research Assistant.

Email wccheng2@nospam5dd1dc300ff2c.illinois.edu
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