Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Reader in Nuclear Engineering



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Mike Bluck obtained his BSc(Hons) in Mathematics (mathematical physics) from the University of Kent. At Imperial College London, Mike completed a PhD Thesis: 'Integral equation methods for transient wave propagation' with applications to acoustic scattering, RCS computation and antenna design before becoming involved in nuclear engineering. He is a Reader in Nuclear Engineering in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Imperial College. He is the Director of the Centre for Nuclear Engineering at Imperial College. He is also the Director of the Rolls-Royce Nuclear University Technology Centre and the deputy Director of the ICO (Imperial, Cambridge, Open University) Nuclear Energy Doctoral Training Centre. His interests cover nuclear thermal hydraulics, neutronics and associated computational methods. He is an investigator on current grants totalling over £6M in value, including Computational Modelling for Advanced Nuclear Power Plants, collaborations with India (BARC) on thermal hydraulics, development of advanced radiation transport schemes (Rolls-Royce) and applications of CFD to nuclear (Rolls-Royce). 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Georgaka S, Stabile G, Rozza G, et al., 2020, Parametric POD-Galerkin model order reduction for unsteady-state heat transfer problems, Communications in Computational Physics, Vol:27, ISSN:1815-2406, Pages:1-32

Ahn J, Bluck M, 2019, Isogeometric analysis of the steady-state incompressible mhd equations, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, Vol:41, ISSN:1064-8275, Pages:B396-B424

Bluck MJ, Wolfendale MJ, Marquis AJ, 2015, An analytical solution to the heat transfer problem in Shercliff flow, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol:86, ISSN:0017-9310, Pages:542-549

Bluck MJ, Wolfendale MJ, 2015, An analytical solution to electromagnetically coupled duct flow in MHD, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:771, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:595-623

Bluck MJ, Cinosi NN, Walker SP, 2013, A p-MUS preconditioner for the EFIE, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol:n/a, ISSN:0018-926X

Bluck MJ, 2012, Conforming Hierarchical Basis Functions, Communications in Computational Physics, Vol:12, ISSN:1815-2406, Pages:1215-1256

Cinosi N, Haq I, Bluck M, et al., 2011, The effective thermal conductivity of crud and heat transfer from crud-coated PWR fuel, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol:241, ISSN:0029-5493, Pages:792-798

D'Arcy M, Weiss DJ, Bluck M, et al., 2011, Adsorption kinetics, capacity and mechanism of arsenate and phosphate on a bifunctional TiO2-Fe2O3 bi-composite, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol:364, Pages:205-212

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