Imperial College London


Central FacultyGraduate School

Senior Teaching Fellow- Programming Skills Lead



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Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Chris obtained his doctorate in nuclear engineering from Imperial and then went on to work as a post-doctoral research associate for five years. In this time, Chris worked in the production of research codes designed to simulate the behaviour of nuclear systems including nuclear power plants. He also supervised a number of PhD students.

Now, Chris works as a Teaching Fellow in the Graduate School, teaching postgraduate students research computing. He aims to provide teaching which is informative, engaging and well-suited to preparing students for the production of their own research codes.



Jones GS, Cooling CM, Williams MMR, et al., 2023, Transient nuclear criticality excursion analysis of highly dispersed particulate three-phase fluidised systems, Annals of Nuclear Energy, Vol:180, ISSN:0306-4549

Jones G, Cooling CM, Williams MMR, et al., 2022, Wetting-induced volumetric collapse of UO2 powder beds and theconsequence on transient nuclear criticality excursions, Progress in Nuclear Energy, Vol:154, ISSN:0149-1970

Jones GS, Winter GE, Cooling CM, et al., 2022, Mathematical and computational models for simulating transient nuclear criticality excursions within wetted fissile powder systems, Annals of Nuclear Energy, Vol:169, ISSN:0306-4549, Pages:1-31

Winter GE, Cooling CM, Eaton MD, 2022, A semi-empirical model of radiolytic gas bubble formation and evolution during criticality excursions in uranyl nitrate solutions for nuclear criticality safety assessment, Annals of Nuclear Energy, Vol:165, ISSN:0306-4549, Pages:1-20

Gordon T, Cooling CM, Williams MMR, et al., 2021, Numerical comparison of mathematical and computational models for the simulation of stochastic neutron kinetics problems, Annals of Nuclear Energy, Vol:157, ISSN:0306-4549, Pages:1-27

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