Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE Seminar


ORNLís Nuclear Role: From Beginning to Back End


Dr. Josh Jarrell


Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 11:00:00 AM


Boggs Building, Room 3-47


Dr. Bojan Petrovic


Dr. Jarrell will provide a brief overview of ORNLís nuclear-based activities, including: (1) isotope production with potential medical physics applications, (2) modeling and design of advanced and light water reactors, (3) development and testing of materials for fusion applications, and (4) spent fuel testing and management. After this introduction, Dr. Jarrell will describe the current spent fuel situation in this country, including the location and characteristics of commercial spent fuel. Dr. Jarrell will then discuss DOEís and ORNLís efforts to continue making progress on this important national issue. The seminar will conclude by highlighting the potential professional opportunities available at ORNL as well as in the spent fuel area as a whole.


Dr. Josh Jarrell is currently a research and development staff member in the Used Fuel Systems Group in the Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Prior to joining ORNL in 2010, Josh earned both his B.S. and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University. His early experience includes work on projects ranging from the development of the radiation transport code Denovo in support of the Consortium of Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) to initial Pu-238 production feasibility calculations. Dr. Jarrell is currently working on the DOE-NE Used Nuclear Fuels Storage and Transportation Planning Project, where he is overseeing the development of the Centralized Used Fuel Resource for Information Exchange (CURIE) website, leading an assessment of incorporating standardized canisters into the nuclear waste management system, as well as contributing to various system analyses and project management tasks.


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