"I feel proud contributing to the ESBWR development - an advanced yet safer, simpler and smarter Boiling Water Reactor."

 

Winner of ANS Thermal Hydraulic Division Best Paper Award, 2008

 

One of six U. S. experts invited to the 2011 international workshop on Research, Development and Demonstration.

 

SKILLS & EXPERTISE

  • World-Class Two-Phase
  • Software Development
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Nuclear Reactors
  • Thermal Hydraulics
 

About Pradip

Dr. Pradip Saha is a principal engineer in the Fuel Technology COE, where he is engaged in the development of improved three-field sub-channel analysis software, a simpler mechanistic method for boiling water transition or dryout in BWR fuel assembly, and affordable void fraction measurement technique in rod bundle. He also spends his time working on many other thermal-hydraulic issues related to BWR, ESBWR and sodium-cooled fast reactor PRISM.

With more than 40 years of experience, Pradip is an internationally renowned expert in the field of two-phase flow and nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics. He has authored over 100 publications and has lectured in many conferences and academic institutions throughout the world. He is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

He joined GE in 1974 for two years and then re-joined GE in 2005. In between, he was a group leader at Brookhaven National Laboratory, founder and managing director of Flotherm Consultants Private Limited and a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering

University of Calcutta
BA, Engineering and Mechanical Engineering