David Holler

Research Scholar

  • Burlington Laboratory 1110B

Dr. David Holler received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University, where he deployed distributed optic fiber sensors to various thermal-hydraulic experiments.  Prior to this, David earned an M.S. from Penn State University, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Dakota.  He also holds a B.A. in Music Performance from Minot State University.  David currently works with the Reactor Dynamics and Fuel Modeling Group as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar.  His focus is on the development and implementation of high-resolution computational tools such as Nek5000 and GeN-Foam.


Ph.D. 2019

Nuclear Engineering

Texas A&M University

M.S. 2016

Nuclear Engineering

Pennsylvania State University

B.S. 2014

Mechanical Engineering

University of North Dakota

B.A. 2011

Music Performance

Minot State University


Development of an efficient and improved core thermal-hydraulics predictive capability for fast reactors: Summary of research and development activities at the North Carolina state University
Takasugi, C., Aly, A., Holler, D., Abarca, A., Beeler, B., Avramova, M., & Ivanov, K. (2023), NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, 412. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nucengdes.2023.112474
High-resolution wall temperature measurements with distributed fiber optic sensors
, (2019). International Journal of Thermal Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2019.106042

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