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I strive to establish a diversified externally-sponsored research program focused on design, analysis and assessment of next generation nuclear systems for terrestrial and space applications.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles41
  • Mueller, C., & Tsvetkov, P. (2021). A network approach to full core temperature analysis in advanced nuclear heat-pipe systems. Annals of Nuclear Energy. 160, 108354-108354.
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  • Weiss, A. G., Butt, M. I., Tsvetkov, P. V., Kimber, M. L., & McDeavitt, S. M. (2021). A novel method for the design and selection of neutron-attenuating media. Annals of Nuclear Energy. 160, 108368-108368.
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  • Mueller, C., & Tsvetkov, P. (2021). A review of heat-pipe modeling and simulation approaches in nuclear systems design and analysis. Annals of Nuclear Energy. 160, 108393-108393.
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  • Mendoza, M., Tsvetkov, P. V., & Lewis, M. (2021). Multi-modal global surveillance methodology for predictive and on-demand characterization of localized processes using cube satellite platforms and deep learning techniques. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment. 22, 100518-100518.
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  • Ganapol, B., & Tsvetkov, P. (2021). “CHAPTER 5” DIFFUSION THEORY. EPJ Web of Conferences. 247, 14005-14005.
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Books6
  • Pioro, I. (2016). Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors. Woodhead Publishing.
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  • Tsvetkov, P. (2011). Nuclear Power Operation, Safety and Environment. IntechOpen.
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  • Tsvetkov, P. (2011). Nuclear Power System Simulations and Operation. IntechOpen.
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Chapters18
  • Tsvetkov, P. V. (2021). Management of the Nuclear Waste – Via Disposition or Transmutation. Encyclopedia of Nuclear Energy. 465-477. Elsevier.
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  • Tsvetkov, P. V., & Stachowski, R. E. (2021). Physics of the Fission Chain Reaction in Thermal and Fast Reactors. Encyclopedia of Nuclear Energy. 172-186. Elsevier.
  • Tsvetkov, P. (2016). Gas-cooled fast reactors. Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors. 91-96.
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  • Tsvetkov, P. (2016). Generation IV: USA. Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors. 223-239.
  • Tsvetkov, P., Waltar, A., & Salvatores, M. (2012). Fuel Management. Fast Spectrum Reactors. 135-185. Springer US.
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Conference Papers102
  • Biegalski, S., Tsvetkov, P., Tao, Y., Sobes, V., Pazdernik, K., Labov, S., ... Hero, A. (2021). 2020 ETI Annual Summer School: Data Science and Engineering. 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access Proceedings, 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access.
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  • Weiss, A., Wootan, D., Perez-Nunez, D., Hearne, J., Kirkland, K., Ortega, L., ... McDeavitt, S. (2020). Design and Demonstration of a Rabbit Experiment System for the Versatile Test Reactor. Transactions of the American Nuclear Society - Volume 123, 2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting. 1408-1411.
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  • Smith, K., Tsvetkov, P., Kim, M. H., Shao, L., & Chirayath, S. (2019). Floating Micro-Modular Reactor Concept for Localized Outages. Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, ANS Winter Meeting 2019. 120, 680-682.
  • Hearne, J., McDeavitt, S., Scherr, J., Tsvetkov, P., & Wootan, D. (2019). Analysis of the VTR In-Core Environment with the “Rabbit” Delivery System Enabling Encapsulated Irradiations. Transactions of the American Nuclear Society - Volume 121, Tranactions - 2019 Winter Meeting. 1427-1430.
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  • Spencer, K. Y., Tsvetkov, P. V., & Jarrell, J. J. (2018). Development of a greedy method for used fuel selection in dry cask storage. AISTech - Iron and Steel Technology Conference Proceedings. 2018-May, 151-154.
Reports1
patents
Patents2
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
tsvetkov@tamu.edu
First Name
Pavel
Last Name
Tsvetkov
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Nuclear Engineering; 3133 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3133
USA