Thermal Fluids Experimental Validation Laboratory

Who we are

The Thermal Fluids Experimental Validation 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.