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Dr. Saidur Rahman

Post-doctoral Fellow, Laboratory for Reactor Physics, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
Faculty of Nuclear Science & Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Saidur Rahman is working as a postdoc fellow at Paul ScherrerInstitut (PSI), Switzerland. At PSI, he is responsible for the development of innovative methods for the treatment of aleatory and epistemic uncertainties associated with the system, process and human interactions in a Nuclear Power Plant. He is actively involved in deterministic and probabilistic safety analysis of nuclear power plant. He has proficiency in development and application of Nuclear Power Plant simulator TRACE. TRACE is the best-estimate Thermal Hydraulic code developed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) for steady-state and transient analysis of light water reactors.Presently he is analyzing the transient behavior e.g. Loss of Coolant Accident (LOCA), Station Blackout (SBO) of ZION power plant using the TRACE code to assess the safety margin in different accident scenarios.
From 2007 to 2013 he was a research scientist at Institute of Nuclear Technology and Energy System (IKE), University of Stuttgart where he conducted research on coolability of corium melt under severe accident conditions in Light Water Reactor. He earned his PHD on debris coolability in the year 2013 and a M.Sc. in Computational Mechanics in the year 2007 from University of Stuttgart.