Dr. William T. Sha is a nuclear scientist and an inventor. He was mechanical engineer with the Combustion Engineering Inc., Fellow Scientist at the Westinghouse Atomic Power Division, and served at the Argonne National Laboratory as Director of Analytic Thermal Hydraulic Research Program, Director of Multiphase Flow Research Institute, and Special Consultant to the Laboratory Director. At the Westinghouse, Dr. Sha participated in the final phase design of Yankee Nuclear Power Station which is the world first pressurized water reactor for power generation only, and developed analytical methods for design and safety analysis of pressurized water reactor. While working at Argonne, he focused on theory and methods development for design and safety analysis of light water and fast reactors, developed the novel porous media formulation which is widely used in the international reactor community, and organized cooperative research programs with Midwest University Consortium to carry out projects. He is now President of Sha and Associates, Inc., a consulting firm in power industry.
Dr Sha also taught at Tsinghua University, Xian Jiaotong University, and is consultants to Heat Transfer Research Facility, Columbia University, Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant Project of Taiwan Power Company, and China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Company. He received many honors and awards, including American Nuclear Society (ANS) Fellow, Member of ANS Special Publication Committee, Member of Editorial Board of the International Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Design, Argonne Pacesetter Award for Exceptional Job Performance (1986), and Outstanding Asian American Award from the Asian American Heritage Council (1982).
Dr. Sha received his doctorate from Columbia University in 1964. His unique expertise is assessment, design and analysis for various energy system s in general and fossil and nuclear power plants in particular. A prolific writer, he has published one book, over 280 technical papers, and received two U.S. patents. His latest patent is pressure control system to improve power plant efficiency.