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Taek K. Kim

Manager, Nuclear Systems Analysis

Dr. Taek K. Kim is a principal nuclear engineer and manages nuclear systems analysis group within Argonne’s Nuclear Science and Engineering Division.


Dr. Taek K. Kim is the Manager for the Nuclear Systems Analysis Group in the Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) Division at Argonne. He is a principal nuclear engineer and has worked at Argonne since 2001. He is responsible for technical leadership and programmatic guidance of a variety of activities on reactor physics, neutronics methods and simulations, advanced reactor concept development, and nuclear fuel cycle analysis. At Argonne, Dr. Kim has contributed to advanced reactor design and analysis projects mostly focusing on fast reactors, high temperature reactors, supercritical water reactors, and water-based reactors under U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) programs. He has participated in various international projects focusing on the design and analysis of sodium-cooled fast reactors within bilateral collaborations between the U.S. and Japan, China, France, Korea, and international organizations such as OECD/NEA and IAEA. During his career, he has developed LWR fuel reload optimization methods, and computation codes for fast reactor analysis.

Taek K. Kim has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the Seoul National University, Korea. Prior to employment at Argonne, Dr. Kim worked as a senior researcher at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) and as a visiting scientist in the School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University. Recently, he serves as the Dean of the 2018 Modeling, Experimentation, and Validation (MeV) Summer School.