Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE 8011/8012 and MP 6011/6012 Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs

Title:

ORNL-Providing Science, Technology, and Policy Solutions to Nuclear Security Challenges

Speaker:

Dr. Alan S. Icenhour

Affiliation:

ORNL-Global Nuclear Security Techn. Division

When:

Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 11:00:00 AM

Where:

Boggs Building, Room 3-47

Host:

Farzad Rahnema
farzad@gatech.edu
404.894.3731

Abstract

The Global Nuclear Security Technology Division (GNSTD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) performs research and development in the areas of nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, threat reduction, transportation security, and advanced radiation detection methods. ORNL has unique facilities for tackling these challenging problems, including a safeguards laboratory for the demonstration of advance safeguards techniques and technologies, laboratories for the development and testing of advanced radiation detectors, and portable glove box laboratories. The division has highly-skilled, experienced, and internationally-recognized experts in nonproliferation and safeguards technology and policy. GNSTD deploys personnel worldwide in addressing important national and international challenges. This presentation provides an overview of ORNL, GNSTD, and gives insight into internship programs at ORNL.


Biography

Alan Icenhour is the Director of the Global Nuclear Security Technology Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The Division performs research and development in the areas of nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, threat reduction, transportation security, and advanced radiation detection methods. In addition to technology development and deployment, the Divisionís staff, which includes internationally-recognized experts, is closely involved in policy efforts to detect, prevent, and reverse the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and radiological dispersal devices (RDD). Dr. Icenhour joined ORNL in 1990, and he has more than 20 years of experience with the nuclear fuel cycle, ranging from reactor operations to radiochemical research. His research has focused on the conversion of 233U to a stable form for long-term storage, studies of the effects of radiation on materials, 238Pu production, and the development of advanced nuclear fuels. He completed a 20-month special assignment in Washington, D.C. as a Technical Advisor to the Proliferation Detection Program within the Office of Nonproliferation Research and Development (NA-22) of the National Nuclear Security Administration. Before joining ORNL, Alan served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy on a nuclear powered submarine. He is still an active reservist in the U.S. Navy, and has the rank of Captain (O-6). He received his B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from The University of Tennessee.

Notes

Refreshments will be served.