Lin Wen Hu
Director, Research and Services
MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory
Dr. Lin-wen Hu is an international expert with more than 20 years of experience in nuclear systems design, safety, and nuclear technology applications. She is a senior research scientist and director of MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory’s research and irradiation services division, which consists of reactor experiments, neutron activation and elemental analysis, neutron beam applications, and reactor physics groups. Dr. Hu is the Technical Lead of the MIT Reactor (MITR) as a partner facility of Idaho National Laboratory’s Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) and is an expert in a wide range of nuclear applications including advanced nuclear fuel and materials irradiation tests, radioisotope production, licensing, and safety analysis of nuclear reactors. Dr. Hu’s group is leading the development of a transportable Fluoride salt-cooled High-temperature Reactor (FHR) with an innovative demonstration strategy through integrated subcritical facility. She currently leads several research projects including MITR LEU fuel conversion feasibility study; (FHR) design, modeling and safety analysis, fluoride salt and materials irradiation testing; and Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT) instrumentation design. Dr. Hu is author or co-author if over 200 technical publications.