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John J. Dorning

John J. Dorning

Whitney Stone Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Professor of Engineering Physics, Professor of Applied Mathematics

Ph.D. Nuclear Science and Engineering, Columbia University, 1967.
M.S. Nuclear Science and Engineering, Columbia University, 1963.
B.S. Marine Engineering, US Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point), 1959.

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Virginia
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Charlottesville, VA 22904-4745
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Research Interests


Radiation Transport Theory, Plasma Physics, Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Deterministic Chaos, Fission Reactor Theory, Fission Reactor Kinetics, Computational Methods Development, Fluid Dynamics, Thermohydraulics, Kinetic Theory of Gases.

Professonal Experience and Memberships


Physicist, Reactor Theory and Group Leader, Reactor Physics Analysis, Brookhaven

National Laboratory 1967-70; Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, University of Illinois 1970-84;

National Research Council Visiting Professor of Mathematical Physics, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy 1975-76;

CNRS Visiting Professor of Mathematics, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France 1998-1999; Member, Center for Advanced Studies, University of Virginia 1984-86;

Whitney Stone Professor, University of Virginia 1984-Present; Editor-in-Chief, Transport Theory and Statistical Physics, 1995-Present

Honors and Awards


1. U.S. Department of Energy: Ernest O. Lawrence Memorial Award, 1990. National Academy of Engineering: Member, Elected 2007.

2. American Nuclear Society: Glenn T. Seaborg Medal, 2002; Eugene P. Wigner Reactor Physicist Award, 1999; Arthur Holly Compton Award, 1998; Mark Mills Award, 1967; Fellow, Elected 1978.

3. American Society for Engineering Education: Glenn Murphy Award, 1988.

4. American Physical Society: Fellow, Elected 1982.

5. American Association for the Advancement of Science: Fellow, Elected 1986.

Selected Publications


1. Brian E. Mays and J. Dorning, “A Nodal Integral Method for the Shallow Water Equations on the Surface of a Sphere,” in the Proceedings of the 2005 American Nuclear Society International Conference on Mathematics and Computation , Supercomputing, Reactor Physics and Nuclear and Biological Applications, 12 pp, ANS, LaGrange Park, IL, 2005.

2. J. Dorning, “Homogenized Multigroup and Energy-Dependent Diffusion Equations as Asymptotic Approximations to the Boltzmann Equation,” Transactions . American Nuclear Society, 89, 313-316 (2003).

3. Carlo Lancellotti and J. Dorning, “Time-Asymptotic Wave Propagation in Collisionless Plasmas,” Physical Review E, 68, No. 2, 026406: 1-31 (2003).

4. E. P. E. Michael and J. Dorning, "A Primitive-Variable Nodal Method for the Time-Dependent Navier-Stokes Equations," in the Proceedings of the 2001 American Nuclear Society International Conference on Mathematical Methods for Nuclear Applications, 15 pp, ANS, LaGrange Park, IL, 2001.

5. Carlo Lancellotti and J. Dorning, "Time-Asymptotic Traveling-Wave Solutions to the Nonlinear Vlasov-Poisson-Ampère Equations," Journal of Mathematical Physics, 40, 3895-3917 (1999).

6. Carlo Lancellotti and J. Dorning, "Critical Initial States in Collisionless Plasmas," Physical Review Letters 81, 5137-5140 (1998).

7. Hongbin Zhang, Rizwan-uddin and J. J. Dorning, "A Multiple-Scales Systematic Theory for the Simultaneous Homogenization of Lattice Cells and Fuel Assemblies," Transport Theory and Statistical Physics, 26, 765-811 (1997).

8. Atul A. Karve, Rizwan-uddin and J. J. Dorning, "Stability Analysis of BWR Nuclear-Coupled Thermal-Hydraulics Using a Simple Model," Nuclear Engineering and Design, 177, 155-177 (1997).

9. Hongbin Zhang, Rizwan-uddin and J. J. Dorning, "Systematic Homogenization and Self-Consistent Flux and Pin Power Reconstruction for Nodal Diffusion Methods. Part II: Transport Equation Based Theory," Transport Theory and Statistical Physics, 26, 433-468 (1997).