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This group is led by Kathryn Huff, an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering. We design and conduct simulations to understand and improve the safety and sustainability of nuclear energy... Advanced nuclear reactors often involve complex geometries, unique materials, and new physical regimes. To simulate the coupled physics in such designs, current tools must be extended to capture those geometries, materials, and regimes. Our work focuses on extending current tools with features essential to simulating advanced reactor multiphysics... Our nuclear energy future may involve a mixture of technologies, reprocessing schemes, and waste management strategies. Deployments may be driven by politics or demand, the options may be constrained by complex logistics, and the assessment of impacts requires analysis at scale. Our work focuses on modeling, simulation, and analysis of the global nuclear fuel..