ATHL: Advanced Thermal-Hydraulics Laboratory

Who we are

The Advanced Thermal-Hydraulics Laboratory  is based in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of New Mexico (UNM). 

Our research focuses on experimental thermal-hydraulics including separate and integral effects tests for advanced reactors. In particular, we design and execute experiments to investigate the performance of high-temperature components and systems for Molten Salt Reactors (MSRs), Fluoride-salt-cooled High-temperature Reactors (FHRs), and High-Temperature Gas-cooled Reactors (HTGRs). The overarching goal of our research is to develop technologies that radically enhance the performance of high-temperature thermal-fluid systems to pave the way towards commercialising advanced reactors.