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John Dorning

Title: Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
E-mail: dorning@virginia.edu
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Fax: 803-777-0106
Resources: Curriculum Vitae
John Dorning

Education

  • Ph.D., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Columbia University, 1967 (Atomic Energy Commission Special Fellowship, Mark Mills Award)
  • M.S., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Columbia University, 1963 (Atomic Energy Commission Special Fellowship, Citation for Outstanding Achievement as a Graduate Student)
  • B.S., Marine Engineering, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1959 (Dean's List, Three Varsity Sports, Other Extra-Curricular Activities)

Awards

  • USMMAAA Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement, 2009.
  • National Academy of Engineering, 2007.
  • Glenn T. Seaborg Medal, American Nuclear Society, 2002.
  • Eugene P. Wigner Reactor Physicist Award, American Nuclear Society, 1999.
  • Arthur Holly Compton Award, American Nuclear Society, 1998.
  • Ernest O. Lawrence Memorial Award, U.S. Department of Energy, 1990.
  • Glenn Murphy Award, American Society for Engineering Education, 1988.
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1986.
  • USMMAAA Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement, 1984.
  • Awarded the International Professorship in Nuclear Science and Engineering by the Italian Ministry of Public Education, 1983, 1984 and 1986.
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 1982.
  • U.S. Delegate, International Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Specialists' Meeting on Reactor Noise: SMORN-III, Tokyo, Japan, 1981.
  • C.N.R. Visiting Professorships in Mathematical Physics - Summers 1981, 85, 87 (Awarded by the Committee for Mathematical Sciences of the Italian National Research Council and Spent at the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy).
  • U.S. Delegate, International OECD Specialists' Meeting on Calculation of Three-Dimensional Rating Distributions in Operating Reactors, Paris, France, 1979.
  • U.S. Delegate, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)/OECD International Symposium on Fast Reactor Physics, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1979.
  • Fellow, American Nuclear Society, 1978.
  • C.N.R. Visiting Professorship in Mathematical Physics, 1976 (Awarded by the Committee for Mathematical Sciences of the Italian National Research Council and Spent at the University of Bologna, Italy).
  • U.S. Delegate, International OECD Specialists' Meeting on Three-Dimensional Neutron Kinetics and the Safety and Nuclear Installations, Munich, Germany, 1975.
  • Mark Mills Award, American Nuclear Society, 1967.

Selected Publications

  • J. Dorning, "Nuclear Reactor Kinetics: 1934 – 1999 and Beyond," Chapter 8, in Nuclear Computational Science: A Century in Review, pp. 375-457, Editors: Yousry Y. Azmy and Enrico Sartori, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2010.
  • Carlo Lancellotti and J. Dorning, "Nonlinear Landau Damping," Transport Theory and Statistical Physics, 38, 1-163 (2009).
  • Brian E. Mays and J. Dorning, "An Improved Nodal Integral Method for the Shallow Water Equations in Cartesian Geometries," in the Proceedings of the 2005 American Nuclear Society International Conference on Mathematics and Computation, Supercomputing, Reactor Physics and Nuclear and Biological Applications, 11 pp., American Nuclear Society, LaGrange Park, IL, 2005.
  • Brian E. Mays and J. Dorning, "A Nodal Integral Method for the Shallow Water Equations on the Surface of a Sphere," in the Proceedings of the 2005 American Nuclear Society International Conference on Mathematics and Computation, Supercomputing, Reactor Physics and Nuclear and Biological Applications, 12 pp., American Nuclear Society, LaGrange Park, IL, 2005.
  • J. Dorning, "Homogenized Multigroup and Energy-Dependent Diffusion Equations as Asymptotic Approximations to the Boltzmann Equation," Transactions American Nuclear Society, 89, 313-316 (2003).