Paul Romano received his Ph.D. in nuclear science and engineering from MIT in 2013. He then worked for two years at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory as a senior nuclear engineer. In 2015, he joined the Mathematics and Computer Science Division as a computational scientist, where he is actively working on nuclear energy applications in high-performance computing.
Paul is the original author and lead developer of OpenMC, an open-source code for simulating particle transport via the Monte Carlo method that is widely used for research and development in nuclear engineering. He is also a lecturer in the Masters Program in Computer Science at the University of Chicago.
- Nuclear reactor physics
- High-performance computing
- Software development
- Multiphysics simulations