About Us

ERGS, or Energy Research Group: Scopatz, is the Computational Nuclear Engineering research group at the University of South Carolina. Our focus is on uncertainty quantification & predictive modeling, nuclear fuel cycle simulation, and improving nuclear engineering techniques through automation. We are committed to open & accessible research tools and methods.


  • Dr. Robert Flanagan joined ERGS as a post-doctoral scholar. February 1 2016
  • Dr. Scopatz joined the department at USC! August 16 2015


ERGS is involved in a large number of computational projects. Please visit the projects page for more information!

Who are we?

Dr. Anthony Scopatz

  • Position: Professor

Ryan Hodge

  • Position: Research assistant

A.S.M. Fakhrul Islam

  • Position: Research assistant

Robert Flanagan

  • Position: Post doctoral scholar

Aaron Meurer

  • Position: Staff scientist

Join Us

Join ERGS by checking out the open positions on our jobs page or see if you are interested in any of the following!