The winner of the first THD Instagram research photo competition is Kai Tai. He is a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Igor Bolotnov at NCSU and is a member of the NEAMS-IRP project. Kai’s research uses direct numerical simulation to study buoyancy-influenced turbulence phenomena that present challenges to advanced reactors. These includecanonical single phase mixed convection flows and stable stratification in large enclosures. You can see Kai’s winning photo, here.


Fuel dispersion modeling in the FDL at Oregon State University

The American Nuclear Society, Thermal Hydraulics Division is hosting a photo competition! To apply, post your picture or figure related to thermal hydraulics on Instagram and @ans_thd.


  • The post must be a figure or photo related to thermal hydraulics.
  • There must be a description for the picture.
  • Submissions must be made prior to summary deadlines for the ANS Winter Meeting (June 30th).

The final decision will be made by a jury of select professionals and the winner will be announced at the ANS Winter Meeting. The winner will receive $100 and be presented with a certificate!