Andrew Greenop

Andrew Greenop is currently a PhD candidate for Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Mathematics from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN in 2012. He then obtained his M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from UC Berkeley in May of 2016.

His undergraduate engineering senior design project was incorporating alternative energy sources to extend the battery life of an electric bicycle. This work was part of the motivation for him to go into energy research and eventually into nuclear engineering. For his graduate work, he currently works in the Thermal Hydraulics labs in the Nuclear Department at UC Berkeley, which focuses on the development and design of the Mark 1 Pebble-Bed Fluoride Salt Cooled High Temperature Reactor (Mk1 PB-FHR). His focus is on simulation, design optimization, and experimental modeling of the Coiled Tube Gas Heater (CTGH), which couples the molten salt primary loop with an air Brayton power conversion cycle. The CTGH also can be used with different advanced reactor designs. He is currently studying applications for the CTGH that include sodium reactors coupled with supercritical carbon dioxide and a Chinese experimental molten salt test reactor coupled with an air Brayton cycle.

Andrew became involved in ANS during graduate school where he started studying nuclear engineering. He has been involved with many of the local chapter’s events and meeting. During his free time, Andrew enjoys traveling, running, cycling, reading, windsurfing, and cooking.