Dr. Dean Wang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University. He received his PhD in reactor physics and fuel management from MIT. His research focuses on development and application of mathematical and computational methods for nuclear reactor modeling and simulation with emphasis on neutron transport, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and multi-physics coupling. He received the 2011 ORNL Significant Event Award in recognition of his significant contribution to the support to DOE in response to the Fukushima Daiichi accident. 


  • Mathematical and computational methods
  • Nuclear reactor design, modeling and simulation
  • Nuclear reactor systems and safety