ORNL's Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate and Current Projects (JOINT)

Event Date: April 22, 2015
Speaker: Brian Ade
Speaker Affiliation: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Type: Seminar
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: ME 1061

Seminar Abstract:

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the nation’s largest science and energy national laboratory in the Department of Energy system.  Within ORNL, The Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate (NSED) focuses on delivering science and technology for nuclear energy and security.  NSED is developing applications that sustain and advance fission nuclear energy systems, developing, assessing, and applying M&S tools to address nuclear energy and security challenges, conducting high-impact isotope production and research, developing nuclear science and engineering capabilities that lead to global security, collaborating on the science-based fusion program (ITER), and providing distinctive nuclear infrastructure and expertise.  An overview of ORNL and NSED will be provided as well as a summary of selected research projects, including the SCALE code system, CASL (DOE’s Energy Innovation Hub), Used Nuclear Fuel- Storage, Transportation & Disposal Analysis Resource and Data System (UNF-ST&DARDS), and BWR Burnup. 


Brian Ade is a technical staff member in the Reactor Physics group of the Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University.  Before joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory where he performed R&D for nuclear reactors designed for space propulsion, nuclear data, and gas-cooled nuclear reactors.  Since joining Oak Ridge in 2010, Brian has worked on a variety of different topics including lattice physics and depletion for LWRs and GCRs, burnup credit, research supporting conversion of ORNL’s HFIR research reactor from HEU to LEU, and national security topics. 

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