Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE 8011/8012 and MP 6011/6012 Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs


Experiences at the Lockheed Nuclear Laboratory


Mr. Robert Boyd


Retired ORS Director GT


Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11:00:00 AM


Boggs Building, Room 3-47


Nolan Hertel


Experiences at the Lockheed Nuclear Laboratory– about the reactor that was once operated in Dawsonville, Georgia , during the Nuclear Powered Airplane project.


Retired from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1991. Over 30 years of supervisory and operational experience in Health Physics, including Director of the Office of Radiological Safety at Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University. Extensive experience at nuclear reactor sites, including the first nuclear reactor in Georgia, and the second largest university research reactor in the United States and several nuclear power plants. Health Physicist for Georgia Tech during the encapsulation of 2,500,000 Curies of Cobalt-60. Twenty years experience in developing and conducting specialized 40-hour Radiological Safety Officer Training Courses for both the public and private sector.. Professional meteorologist, having served as a U.S. Air Force Weather Officer, conducted world climatic studies with U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office and investigated small scale atmospheric diffusion while employed at Georgia Nuclear Laboratory operated by Lockheed Corporation.