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Erich A. Schneider

Dr. Erich Schneider earned his Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from Cornell University in 2002. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 2006. Dr. Schneider is affiliated with the Nuclear Radiation Engineering Program.

Prior to joining the UT-Austin faculty, he was a Technical Staff Member in the Decision Applications Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research interests include computational nuclear reactor theory, nuclear reactor and fuel cycle systems analysis, and radiation detection, specifically for nonproliferation applications. He is PI or Co-Investigator on grants from the Department of Energy (Nuclear Energy Research Initiative, GNEP Readiness, Junior Faculty Award Program), National Science Foundation / Defense Nuclear Detection Office (Academic Research Initiative), and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He maintains a consultant agreement with Los Alamos where he continues to pursue nonproliferation-related research. His students have conducted research at Los Alamos, Sandia, Oak Ridge and Idaho National Laboratories.

Selected Publications

  1. Thoreson, G. G. and E. A. Schneider, "Efficient Calculation of Detection Probabilities", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, Vol. 615, (2010), pp. 313-325
  2. Thoreson, G. and E. Schneider, "The Application of High Energy Resolution Green’s Functions to Threat Scenario Simulation", IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. 59, (2012), 2, pp. 389-402

Most Recent Publications

  1. Peterson, J. and E. Schneider, "Phase-­‐Space Interpolated Perturbation Theory with Application to Advanced Test Reactor Shim Rotation Automation," Nuclear Science And Engineering, (2013), January 2013
  2. Thoreson, G. and E. Schneider, "The Application of High Energy Resolution Green’s Functions to Threat Scenario Simulation," IEEE Transactions On Nuclear Science, Vol. 59, (2012), 2, pp. 389-402
  3. Scopatz, A., Schneider, E., Li, J. and M-S. Yim, "Entropy-Based Nuclear Fuel Cycle Sensitivities and Covariances," Nuclear Technology, (2012)
  4. Kim, J., Oyola, Y., Saito, T., Mayes, R., Janke, C., Dai, S., Tsouris, C., Schneider, E. and D. Sachde, "Recovery of Uranium from Seawater: A Review of Current Status and Future Research Needs," Separation Science And Technology, (2012)
  5. Braisted, J., Schneider, E., O'Kelly, S. and C. van der Hoeven, "Design of an Irradiation Facility with a Real-Time Radiation Effects Monitoring Capability," Nuclear Instruments And Methods In Physics Research A, Vol. 660, (2011), 1, pp. 83-90
  6. Thoreson, G. G. and E. A. Schneider, "Efficient Calculation of Detection Probabilities," Nuclear Instruments And Methods In Physics Research A, Vol. 615, (2010), pp. 313-325
  7. Reinert, D. R., Schneider, E. A. and S. R. Biegalski, "Investigation of Stochastic Radiation Transport Methods in Random Heterogeneous Mixtures," Nuclear Science And Engineering, Vol. 166, (2010), pp. 167-174
  8. Dimitrov, N. B., Michalopoulos D. P., Morton, D. P., Nehme, M. V., Pan, F., Popova, E., Schneider, E. A. and G. G. Thoreson, "Network Deployment of Radiation Detectors with Physics-Based Detection Probability Calculations," Annals Of Operations Research, Vol. Published Online, (2009), December 10 2009, pp. 1-22
  9. M. Kotschenreuther, S. Mahajan, P. Valanju, E. Schneider, "Fusion-Fission Transmutation Scheme -- Efficient Destruction of Nuclear Waste," Fusion Engineering And Design, Vol. 84, (2009), 1, pp. 83-88
  10. J. Li, A. Scopatz, M.-S. Yim, E. Schneider, "The Sensitivity of Fuel Cycle Performance to Separation Efficiency," Nuclear Engineering And Design, (2009), pp. 1-15