Cassiano De Oliveira


Cassiano R. E. de Oliveira
Farris Engineering Center - Room 221

505 277.5661



  • Ph.D. Queen Mary College, Univeristy of London, Nuclear Engineering, 1987
  • M.Sc. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Nuclear Engineering, 1980
  • B.Sc. Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Physics, 1976


  • Applied Computational Radiation Transport
  • High Performance Computing
  • Nuclear Reactor Physics
  • Advanced Numerical Solution Methods
  • Multiphysics Simulations
  • Optimization and Data Assimilation


Professional Experience

  • 2007- Present: Professor, Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  • 2003- 2007: Professor, George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.
  • 1999- 2003: Senior Lecturer, Department of Earth Science and Engineering • Imperial College, London, UK.
  • 1996- 1999: Senior Research Fellow, T H Huxley School • Imperial College, London, UK.
  • 2000- 1996: Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering • Imperial College, London, UK.
  • 1988- 1989: Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering • Queen Mary College, London, UK.
  • 1979- 1987: Research Scientist, Instituto de Engenharia Nuclear, Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


  • ChNE 317 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Analysis
  • ChNE 410 Nuclear Reactor Theory
  • ChNE 498 Nuclear Engineering Design
  • ChNE 511 Advanced Reactor Theory


Selected Publications:

  • H. K. Park and C. R. E. de Oliveira, Coupled Space-Angle Adaptivity for Radiation Transport Calculations, Nuclear Science and Engineering, 161, 1 (2009).
  • W. F. Sacco, H. A. Filho, N. Henderson and C. R. E. de Oliveira, A Metropolis Algorithm Combined with Nelder-Mead Simplex Applied to Nuclear Core Design, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 35, 861 (2008)
  • C. C. Pain, M. D. Eaton, R. D. Smedley-Stevenson, A. J. H. Goddard, and C. R. E. de Oliveira, Spacetime Streamline Upwind PetrovGalerkin Methods for the Boltzmann Transport Equation, Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech., 195, 4334 (2006).
  • C. C. Pain, M. Piggott, A. J. H. Goddard, F. Fang, G. Gorman, D. Marshall, M. D. Eaton, M. D., P. Power and C. R. E. de Oliveira, Three-dimensional unstructured mesh ocean modeling, Ocean Modelling, 10, 5 (2005).
  • N. S. Trasi, C. R. E. de Oliveira and J. D. Haigh, A Finite Element- Spherical Harmonics Model for Radiative Transfer in Inhomogeneous Clouds. Part I: the EVENT model, Atmospheric Research, 72, 197 (2004).
  • S. E. Keller and C. R. E. de Oliveira, Two-Dimensional C5G7 MOX Fuel Assembly Benchmark Calculations using the FEM-PN Code EVENT, Prog. Nucl. Energy, 45, 255 (2004).
  • E.D. Aydin, C. R. E. de Oliveira and A. J. H. Goddard, A finite element-spherical harmonics radiation transport model for photon migration in turbid media, J. Quant. Spect. & Rad. Transf., 84, 247 (2003).
  • C. C. Pain, J. V. Herwanger, J. H. Saunders, M. H. Worthington and C. R. E. de Oliveira, Anisotropic Resistivity Inversion, Inverse Problems, 19, 1081 (2003).