Benjamin Lindley

Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics

College of Engineering

Dr. Benjamin Lindley is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He received his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK.

Prior to joining UW–Madison in 2020, Dr. Lindley was a senior nuclear engineer and reactor physicist at Jacobs (formerly Wood, Amec), a research and development consultancy in the United Kingdom. At Jacobs, Dr. Lindley played a key role in the development of software and calculation methodologies for the analysis of boiling water reactors, sodium-cooled fast reactors, and molten salt reactors. He has substantial research and leadership experience in the areas of digital engineering for nuclear reactors, fusion reactor simulation, and advanced reactor core and primary system design.

At UW–Madison, Dr. Lindley is leading a research project to design and model an integrated energy system combining advanced nuclear reactors and concentrating solar power that can co-produce electricity and clean water through desalination. A grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Program is funding the work.

  • Design and analysis of advanced nuclear reactors
  • Design and analysis of nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems
  • Development of net-zero emissions energy systems