Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division

Kaushik Banerjee

Kaushik Banerjee, Ph.D.

R&D Staff, Used Fuel Systems
Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division
Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008, Bldg. 5700
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6170
Phone: 865.241.5733
Fax: 865.574.3527
banerjeek@ornl.gov

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Development and use of mathematical and computational methods for Monte Carlo radiation transport
  • Criticality safety and radiation shielding analyses of used fuel systems

Education

  • Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, 2010
  • M.S., Nuclear Engineering, Kansas State University, 2005
  • B.E., Metallurgical Engineering, Bengal Engineering College, Shibpore, India, 2001

Publications

K. Banerjee, J. M. Scaglione, J. C. Wagner, and R. A. Lefebvre, "Criticality Safety Assessment for As-Loaded Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Casks," Accepted for The Workshop on Operational and Regulatory Aspects of Criticality Safety, Albuquerque, NM, May 2015.

J. M. Scaglione, J. C. Wagner, and K. Banerjee, "A Potential New Approach to Demonstrating Criticality Safety of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Casks," Accepted for The Workshop on Operational and Regulatory Aspects of Criticality Safety, Albuquerque, NM, May 2015.

K. Banerjee, J. M. Scaglione, and J. B. Clarity, "Subcriticality Demonstration Options for Direct Disposal of Dual-Purpose Canisters," Accepted for The Workshop on Operational and Regulatory Aspects of Criticality Safety, Albuquerque, NM, May 2015.

R. T. Jubin, K. Banerjee, and T. Severynse, "Evaluation of Filler Materials to Control Post-closure Criticality of Dual Purpose Canisters," Accepted in the International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, Charleston, SC, April 2015.

E. L. Hardin, E. Kalinina, R. L. Howard, and K. Banerjee, "A Case for Direct Disposal of SNF in Existing DPCs," Accepted in the International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, Charleston, SC, April 2015.

K. Banerjee, J. M. Scaglione, and J. B. Clarity, "Disposability of Loaded U.S. Dual-Purpose Canisters from a Criticality Standpoint," Accepted in the International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, Charleston, SC, April 2015.

E. L. Hardin, K. Banerjee, J. Carter, R. Clark, R. L. Howard, E. Kalinina, and J. M. Scaglione, "Investigation of Dual-Purpose Canister Direct Disposal Feasibility," Accepted in the proceedings of 2015 WM Symposia, Phoenix, AZ, March 2015.

K. Banerjee, J. M. Scaglione, R. A. Lefebvre, G. Radulescu, and K. R. Robb, "Streamlining Analysis Capabilities for Used Nuclear Fuel Management," Accepted in the proceedings of 2015 WM Symposia, Phoenix, AZ, March 2015.

R. A. Lefebvre, J. M. Scaglione, J. L. Peterson, P. Miller, G. Radulescu, K. Banerjee, K. R. Robb, A. B. Thompson, and J. P. Lefebvre, "Development of Streamlined Nuclear Safety Analyses for Used Nuclear Fuel Applications," Submitted Nucl. Technol, (2015).

J. M. Scaglione, K. Banerjee, K. R. Robb, and R. A. Lefebvre, "The Used Nuclear Fuel Storage, Transportation, and Disposal Analysis Resource and Data System," Proc. of Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) - 55th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, July 2014.

K. Banerjee, and J. M. Scaglione, "Feasibility of Direct Disposal of Dual Purpose Canisters from Criticality Perspective," Proc. of Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) - 55th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, July 2014.

J. M. Scaglione, J. L. Peterson, K. Banerjee, K. R. Robb, and R. A. Lefebvre, "Integrated Data and Analysis System for Commercial Used Nuclear Fuel Safety Assessments," Proc. WM2014, Atlanta, GA, March 2014.

K. Banerjee, and W. R. Martin, "Kernel Density Estimation Method for Monte Carlo Point Detector and Surface Crossing Flux Tallies," Nucl. Sci. Eng. 174, 30-45 (2013).

K. Banerjee, and W. R. Martin, "Kernel Density Estimation Method for Monte Carlo Global Flux Tallies," Nucl. Sci. Eng. 170, 234-250 (2012).

G. Yesilyurt, K. Banerjee, E. de Villéle, J. C. Lee, and W. R. Martin, "Coupled Nuclear-Thermal-Hydraulic Calculations for VHTRs," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 102, 519-521, June 2010.

K. Banerjee, J. M. Scaglione, and R. A. Lefebvre, "Integrated Data and Analysis Tool for Used Nuclear Fuel Management," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 111, 338-341, November 2009.

K. Banerjee, and W. R. Martin, "Kernel Density Estimation Method for Monte Carlo Tallies with Unbounded Variance," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 101, 430-432, November 2009. (Best Paper Award)

K. Banerjee, and W. R. Martin, "Applying the Kernel Density Flux Estimator to Estimate Flux at a Point," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 100, 294-296, June 2009.

K. Banerjee, and W. R. Martin, "Kernel Density Estimated Global Flux Tallies," Proc. M&C Topical Meeting, American Nuclear Society, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 2009.

K. Banerjee, and W. R. Martin, "Monte Carlo Global Scalar Flux Estimation with Kernel Density Estimator," Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc. 99, 346-347, November 2008. (Best Paper Award)

K. Banerjee, and W. R. Martin, "A Proposed Kernel Density Estimator Method for Monte Carlo Eigenvalue Calculations," Proc. PHYSOR-08, Interlaken, Switzerland, September 2008.

K. Banerjee, and W. L. Dunn, "On X-ray Back-Scattering to Detect Hidden Cracks in Multi-Layer Structures," Appl. Radiat. Isotopes 65, 176-182 (2007).

W. L. Dunn, K. Banerjee, A. Allen, and J. van Meter, "Feasibility of a Method to Identify Targets That Are Likely to Contain Conventional Explosives," Nucl. Instrum. Meth. B 263, 179-182 (2007).