Research and Development Engineer
Biography: Richard McCulloch has worked in the Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technology department since 2013, when he started as an intern. Before joining INL, he taught courses at Kansas State University in mechanical engineering. He graduated with a master’s in nuclear engineering from Kansas State in 2015 after receiving a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Utah State University in 2013. His work experience spans multiple disciplines and industries, including CAD drafting and design, semiconductor research and numerical modeling of the high flux isotope reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
M.S., Nuclear Engineering - University of Utah
B.S., Mechanical Engineering - Utah State University
American Nuclear Society (ANS)
Richard McCulloch, Hitesh Bindra, Coupled Radiative and Conjugate Heat Transfer in Participating Media using Lattice Boltzmann Methods, Computers & Fluids, 2015.
Jaya Shankar Tumuluru, Richard McCulloch, Craig Conner, Demonstrate feasibility and optimize process conditions for high moisture pelletization of high moisture Corn Stover using the multivariate optimization tool developed in FY13.
Jaya Shankar Tumuluru, Craig Conner, Richard McCulloch, Kevin Kenney, Specific Energy Consumption and Quality of Wood Pellets Produced Using High Moisture Lodgepole Pine, 7th International Granulation Workshop, Sheffield, UK; 07/2015.
Jaya Shankar Tumuluru, Richard McCulloch, A New Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for Optimizing the Single and Multivariate Objective Functions, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA; 07/2015.
Jaya Shankar Tumuluru, Cannayen Igathinathane, David Archer, Richard McCulloch, Energy Analysis and Break-Even Distance for Transportation for Biofuels in Comparison to Fossil Fuels, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA; 07/2015.
Jaya Shankar Tumuluru, Craig Conner, Richard McCulloch, Kevin L. Kenney, Specific Energy Consumption and Pellet Properties of High Moisture Woody and Herbaceous Biomass, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada; 07/2014.