Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)


Mathematical Sciences

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Michele Joyner

Committee Members

Jeff Knisley, Mostafa Zahed


This thesis presents a comparative analysis of surrogate models for the dissolution of spent nuclear fuel, with a focus on the use of deep learning techniques. The study explores the accuracy and efficiency of different machine learning methods in predicting the dissolution behavior of nuclear waste, and compares them to traditional modeling approaches. The results show that deep learning models can achieve high accuracy in predicting the dissolution rate, while also being computationally efficient. The study also discusses the potential applications of surrogate modeling in the field of nuclear waste management, including the optimization of waste disposal strategies and the design of more effective containment systems. Overall, this research highlights the importance of surrogate modeling in improving our understanding of nuclear waste behavior and developing more sustainable waste management practices.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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