Prof. Haghighat is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society (ANS). He is director of the Virginia Tech Transport Theory Group (VT3G). Over the past 27 years, Prof. Haghighat has been involved in the development of new particle transport computational methodologies and large computer codes for modeling and simulation of nuclear systems including reactors, nuclear security and safeguards systems, and medical devices. His work is recognized internationally. He has published over 230 papers, received several best paper awards, and presented numerous invited workshops, seminars, and papers nationally and internationally. He received the 2011 Radiation Protection Shielding Division’s Professional Excellence Award, and recognition award from the Office of Global Threat Reduction for his leadership and contributions to design and analysis for the University of Florida Training Rector HEU to LEU fuel conversion in 2006.
Prof. Haghighat is an active member of the American Nuclear Society, and has served at various leadership positions. He has served as Chair of the Reactor Physics Division (2012-13) and the Mathematics and Computation Division (2005-06), was co-founder of the Computational Medical Physics Working Group, and served as Chair of NEDHO (Nuclear Engineering Department Heads Organization) (2006-07).
Prof. Haghighat contributed to the formation of the SUNRISE (Southeast Universities Nuclear Reactors Institute for Science and Education) not-for-profit organization, and he was Chairman of the Board of SUNRISE (2010-2014), and currently is leading the LPCF (Low-Power Critical Facility) project. Prof. Haghighat represents VT on the board of the recently established Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium (VNEC) Authority.
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