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Neil E. Todreas

KEPCO Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Emeritus)


B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 1957
S.M., Mechanical Engineering,Cornell University, 1958
Sc.D., Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966

Research Interests

Thermal hydraulic aspects of nuclear systems performance under steady-state and accident conditions, advanced light water reactor (LWR) and fast reactor concepts, and safety features of operating LWRs of western design. Means to achieve physical protection of these reactors is also of interest

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Professor Award, Nuclear Science and Engineering Department: 1975, 1976, 1980, 1996, 2011American Nuclear Society Best Paper Award, Thermal-Hydraulic Division, and National Heat Transfer Conference Best Paper Award, both 1987

American Nuclear Society Technical Achievement Award, Thermal-Hydraulic Division, 1994MIT School of Engineering Ruth & Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1995American Nuclear Society Arthur Holly Compton Award, 1995ICONE 8 Conference, Thermal Hydraulic Track Best Paper Award, 1999 Inaugural Lecture, Distinguished Lecture Series of the Department of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2001Inaugural Lecture, O’Hanian Engineering Lecture Series,of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Florida, 2002Henry DeWolf Smyth Nuclear Statesman Award, 2005Inaugural Lecture, Distinguished Lecture Series of the Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 2014

Other Professional Achievements

Fellow, American Nuclear Society, 1981Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1983Member, National Academy of Engineering, 1988Chair, Korea Electric Power Corp. Professor of Nuclear Engineering, 1992-2006


N. E. Todreas and M. S. Kazimi, “Nuclear Systems Volume I: Thermal Hydraulic Fundamentals, 3rd ed,” CRC Press, 2021; Volume II: Elements of Thermal Hydraulic Design, 2nd ed,2022.

M. Gavrilas, P. Hejzlar, Y. Shatilla, and N. E. Todreas, “Safety Features of Operating Light Water Reactors of Western Design,” CRC Press, 2011.