Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2021
  • M.S., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2018
  • B.Eng., Nuclear Engineering, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, 2015
Additional Education & Training
  • Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program – a course offered by MIT that provides an extensive training aimed at the development of effective teaching skills
Professional Affiliations
  • American Nuclear Society (ANS)

Dr. Kossolapov has expertise in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, multiphase flow, and thermal hydraulics of nuclear reactors. He specializes in experimental and analytical investigations of complex heat transfer and fluid mechanics problems, including the performance of two-phase thermal management systems, lithium-ion battery failures, boiling heat transfer, radiative heat transfer and infrared thermometry.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Kossolapov was a researcher at MIT where he designed and built a unique experimental apparatus that allowed a direct visualization and quantification of the boiling process at the high pressures and temperatures typical of nuclear reactors. He also developed an improved measurement technique that allowed simultaneous quantification of micro- and mesoscale boiling features. Dr. Kossolapov developed image processing algorithms for extracting quantitative information from high-speed video and infrared images of the boiling process.

Dr. Kossolapov has experience with nano- and microfabrication techniques (PVD sputtering and evaporators), phase-change heat transfer in microgravity, 3D printing (Stereolithography (SLA) and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)), SolidWorks CAD, and computational fluid mechanics (STAR-CCM+).