Samuel Olivier

  • Program Years: 2018-2022
  • Academic Institution: University of California, Berkeley
  • Field of Study: Nuclear Engineering
  • Academic Advisor: Rachel Slaybaugh
  • Practicum(s):
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2019)
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2020)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2017

Current Status


B. C. Yee, S. S. Olivier, T. S. Haut, M. Holec, V. Z. Tomov, and P. G. Maginot, "A quadratic programming flux correction method for high-order DG discretizations of Sn transport", Journal of Computational Physics, volume 419, p109696, 2020.

Samuel S. Olivier, Jim E. Morel, "Variable Eddington Factor Method for the SN Equations with Lumped Linear Discontinuous Galerkin Spatial Discretization Coupled to a Drift-Diffusion Acceleration Equation with Mixed Finite-Element Discretization", Journal of Computational and Theoretical Transport, 2018.

Peter Anninos, P. Chris Fragile, Samuel S. Olivier, Robert Hoffman, Bhupendra Mishra, and Karen Camarda, Relativistic Tidal Disruption and Nuclear Ignition of White Dwarf Stars by Intermediate Mass Black Holes", The Astrophysical Journal, 2018.


UCB Applied Science and Technology Excellence in Research Award (2021)

Nuclear Regulatory Commision Fellowship, 2017

Alpha Nu Sigma National Honor Society Member, 2015 - Present

Bill R. Teer Scholarship, Nuclear Engineering Dept, Texas A&M, 2016-2017

Harold Joe Giroir Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Nuclear Engineering Dept, Texas A&M 2015-2016

Dwight Look College of Engineering Distinguished Student Award, Spring 2014, Spring 2015

Jeff W. Simmons Scholarship, Nuclear Engineering Dept, Texas A&M, 2014

Lechner Scholarship, Texas A&M University, 2013-2017