Joel is a Principal Engineer in Bechtel's Nuclear, Security & Environmental (NS&E) Advanced Simulation and Analysis (ASA) group, serving as the technical lead for computational fluid mechanics and numerical heat transfer. The ASA group provides fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and mass transfer modeling support to all of Bechtel's Global Business Units.
Joel has over 25 years of experience as a fluid dynamics specialist in industry and academia with specializations in physics modeling, computational fluid dynamics, numerical heat transfer, and model verification and validation. He has extensive experience in atmospheric boundary layer physics, marine hydrodynamics, industrial gas/solids/liquid flows, verification and validation of computational results, and data analysis. For nearly a decade, Joel has supported Bechtel’s WTP project, a first-of-a-kind nuclear waste vitrification plant, with modeling of their pulse jet mixer mixing system, a critical path item.