Charles “Rob” Schafer earned a M.S. in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M in May of 2019. He worked with Dr. Sunil Chirayath to develop a methodology to quantify the stochastic uncertainties in actinide and fission product concentration estimates from performing nuclear fuel burnup simulations using MCNP. Upon completion of his degree, Schafer began work at Savannah River National Laboratory.
- S.S Chirayath, C.R. Schafer, G.R. Long, "A new methodology to estimate stochastic uncertainty of MCNP-predicted isotope concentrations in nuclear fuel burnup simulations", Annals of Nuclear Energy, 151 (2021).
- R. Schafer, "Uncertainty Quantification of Fission Product Concentration Estimation in MCNP Fuel Depletion Simulations", M.S. Thesis, Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2019).
- R. Schafer, E. Kitcher, S. Chirayath, "Uncertainty Analysis of Fission Product Concentrations in MCNP Depletion Calculations", ANS Topical on Advances in Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology & Policy Conference (ANTPC), September 23-27, (2018).