Stan named as technical director to NEAMS
Senior Computational Energy Scientist Marius Stan (EESA) has been named the new national technical director for the Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) program.
Stan holds an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) position with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE). An IPA permits the temporary assignment of skilled career employees to positions within federal agencies. Stan also serves as senior advisor for modeling and simulation to the assistant secretary for DOE-NE.
As director of the NEAMS program, Stan will coordinate activities with the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), a DOE-NE energy innovation hub. In addition, Stan will represent DOE-NE in interactions with similar programs in the Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Stan is an internationally recognized scientist who pioneered the concept of "modeling and simulation" and the use of multiscale, multi-physics computational methods for the study of reactor fuels, materials and coupled transport phenomena. After 13 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, he moved to Chicago to work as a senior computational energy scientist at Argonne. He is a senior fellow with the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and a senior fellow with the Institute for Science and Engineering at Northwestern University.