Radiant is a startup developing Kaleidos, a 1.2 MWe portable nuclear microreactor. Based in El Segundo, CA and founded by former SpaceX engineers, Radiant’s mission is to directly replace diesel generators used in remote locations and as backup power sources. Kaleidos is designed to be factory produced and operated as a fleet, enabling the lowest operating costs and deployment timelines. Our safe, economical, and reliable power sources will be demonstrated through a full-scale prototype on a 5-year development timeline – faster than any modern competing design. Radiant partners with several national laboratories and universities to perform regulatory, qualification, and research work that supports the fast-paced in-house design. Radiant is funded by awards from the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, and by numerous venture capital firms.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Enthusiastic engineering student to aid design efforts for the Kaleidos Fission Battery (KFB), a 1 MWe high-temperature gas microreactor utilizing Tri-structural Isotropic (TRISO) particle fuel in a prismatic block design.
- Develop analysis cases to automate reactor design calculations within our simulation pipeline.
- Participate in development of multiphysics models.
- Interface with design tools used at Radiant and produce impactful results.
- Become familiar with aspects of the core design and interface with responsible engineers.
- Be on site at Radiant office in Los Angeles, CA.
Required Qualifications & Skills
- Junior in a Bachelor’s degree program in nuclear engineering, physics, engineering physics or equivalent degree from accredited institution
- Understand reactor physics fundamentals: neutron transport, heat transfer, fluid dynamics
- Familiarity with code: reading syntax, object-oriented programming principles
- Communicate effectively within a collaborative and interdisciplinary group
- Eager and fast learner: able to quickly internalize and apply knowledge
- Have an attitude of ownership and mentorship over core design aspects
- Hands-on experience owning or building projects
Desired Qualifications & Skills
- Senior or Master’s student in degree program in nuclear engineering, physics, engineering physics or equivalent degree from accredited institution
- Analysis experience in Monte Carlo neutron transport codes: Serpent, MCNP
- MOOSE framework and applications: MOOSE, BISON, RELAP-7
- Specific programming languages: Python, C#
- Reactor design optimization
- Test design