Prof. dr. ir. Jan Kloosterman

Biography

1998-present
Associate Professor of Nuclear Reactor Physics, Section Physics of Nuclear Reactors,Department of Radiation, Science & Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
1992-1998
Netherlands Energy Research Foundation – Nuclear Energy, project leader and senior researcher in the field of nuclear waste transmutation
1987-1992
PhD in Nuclear Reactor Physics, Delft University of Technology
1982-1987
MSc in Applied Physics, Delft University of Technology.

Research interests

  • Generation-IV nuclear reactors
  • Dynamics of Nuclear Reactors
  • Nuclear Reactor Physics
  • Thorium Fuel Cycle

Teaching activities

  • Nuclear Reactor Physics, Nuclear Reactor Physics Special Topics, Kinetics and Dynamics of Nuclear Reactors, Radiological Health Physics
  • Various contributions to international courses
  • Number of PhD Students supervised till 2008: 5

Key publications

  • W.F.G. van Rooijen, J.L. Kloosterman, T.H.J.J. van der Hagen, and H. van Dam, Definition of Breeding Gain for the Closed Fuel Cycle and Application to a Gas Cooled Fast Reactor, Nuclear Science and Engineering, 157:185-199, 2007.
  • J.L. Kloosterman and Y. Rugama, Feynman-alpha Measurements on the Fast Critical Zero-Power Reactor MASURCA, Progress in Nuclear Energy, 46:111-125, 2005.
  • J.L. Kloosterman, Application of boron and gadolinium burnable poison particles in UO2 and PuO2 fuels in HTRs, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 30:1807-1819, 2003.
  • J.L. Kloosterman and E.E. Bende, Plutonium Recycling in PWRs: Influence of the Moderator-to-Fuel Ratio, Nuclear Technology, 130:227-241, 2000.
  • E.E. Bende, A.H. Hogenbirk, J.L. Kloosterman and H. van Dam, Analytical Calculation of the Average Dancoff Factor for a Fuel Kernel in a Pebble Bed High-Temperature Reactor, Nuclear Science and Engineering, 133:147-162, 1999.
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