Dr Paul Cosgrove

Postdoctoral Associate
University Positions
Research Associate
Specialising in
Nuclear engineering

Paul Cosgrove works on computational methods for the high-fidelity simulation of nuclear reactors.

Academic interests

Paul Cosgrove’s academic interests include: 

  • Stochastic and deterministic neutron transport
  • Numerical analysis
  • Multi-physics.

Degrees obtained

  • BEng, Queen’s University Belfast.
  • MPhil, Cantab.
  • PhD, Cantab.

Awards and prizes

  • Awarded the Philosophical Society research studentship in 2019.
  • Awarded the Robert Gardiner Memorial Scholarship in 2016.
  • Awarded the J.D. Lewins Prize for placing first in exams on the Cambridge Nuclear Energy MPhil.
  • Awarded the Nuclear Energy MPhil Course Scholarship.


Paul Cosgrove is a research associate at the Engineering Department working on Monte Carlo methods in nuclear engineering. His PhD thesis focused on numerical methods for nuclear reactor analysis, namely neutron transport and isotopic depletion.

He is one of the co-developers of SCONE, an open-source Monte Carlo radiation transport code. Other research interests include stability analysis of novel algorithms for multi-physics simulations, neutron transport theory, and the role of energy storage in decarbonisation.

Other interests

Energy and climate, pub quizzes.

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Publications, links and resources

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