Dr. Salman Haq

Environmental Engineering and Science

Personal Bio

Salman Haq received his BS degree in Engineering Science from University of Illinois, MS in Nuclear Engineering, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer, P.E., in the state of Virginia. He is currently leading research in the area of State of the Art Reactor Consequence Analysis (SOARCA) for ice condenser containments based nuclear power plants at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).  As reactor systems engineer he conduct regulatory research to support NRC mission of protecting people and environment from consequences of design bases and postulated severe accidents.  He also has over 15 years of Engineering and Construction industry experience with Bechtel Corporation.  His experience at Bechtel Corporation include design and analysis of thermal hydraulics and fluid dynamics systems, computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer analysis, engineering decision support software development, and applications of information systems and technology to engineering, procurement, and construction business. He has taught courses in Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Energy Systems at N.C. State and John Hopkins Universities, and numerous professional training modules in power plant systems, decision support software and optimization of engineering design at Bechtel Corporation.  He also taught training courses in nuclear reactor systems and design bases, power plant engineering, and new reactor licensing at the NRC.

Education History

  • Engineering Science Nuclear and Thermal Engineering, University of Illinois
  • Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Fuel Management, North Carolina State University
  • Mechanical Engineering Fluids and thermal sciences, North Carolina State University

Work Experience

Project Manager, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commision


Protective Actions and Emergency Response Modeling in MACCS, Salman Haq and N. Bixler, AMUG-2017, Daejeon, South Korea, Nov 2017.

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