Matthew Ellis

Matthew is a Ph.D. student in the Nuclear Science and Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Matthew graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2012 with a Master of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering. He also has earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Nuclear Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Matthew has held internships in the nuclear industry with Exelon Nuclear in both reactor engineering and boiling water reactor (BWR) fuel design. He has also completed internships with the Idaho National Laboratory in the modeling and simulation research group.

Matthew's graduate research involves the development, testing, and optimization of numerical methods for light water reactor simulations. More specifically, his work focuses on numerical methods needed for including multiphysics feedback into Monte Carlo simulations. This work is particularly critical for enabling the use of Monte Carlo methods for the design and routine analysis of advanced reactors.