He is a principal systems engineer in the Energy Systems Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He has a master’s in bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago focusing on process control systems. He spent the past 25 years with Argonne as a principal investigator and lead engineer on numerous industrial process scale-up projects earning him three R&D 100 awards, an FLC award, and many patents. He designed and helped establish Argonne’s Materials Engineering Research Facility and is leading the lab’s battery materials scale-up programs. His team has successfully scaled over 20 advanced battery materials and has collaborations with numerous national labs, universities, and industrial partners.
He holds a master's degree in nuclear engineering and a master’s and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He is principal investigator for two Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) projects and one Light Water Sustainability Program (LWRS) project in the Risk Assessment and Management Services Department at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). As principal investigator for Reactor Operating Experience Data, he collects, codifies, assures quality, and maintains data necessary to support various risk-associated NRC studies requiring reactor operation experience. He also is principal investigator for SACADA, an NRC program that collects operations training simulator data to support improved human reliability analysis (HRA) methods. He is the principal investigator for Outage Risk Management Improvement, an LWRS program that seeks to improve outage safety and efficiency through the application of new technologies. He has worked at INL for more than 11 years and has reactor operations, process engineering, and probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) experience. He was previously a senior reactor operator (SRO)-certified shift technical adviser and shift support supervisor at a commercial boiling water reactor and a nuclear-trained surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy.
He is a human factors engineer in the Human Factors, Controls, and Statistics Department with 37 years of experience in various human factors engineering roles in heavy industry, defense, nuclear, and commercial organizations. His primary focus is on making work more effective, efficient, and satisfying through the design of human-centered tools, methods, and work environments. He has worked at Idaho National Laboratory since 2010. His current work includes researching and developing methods and procedures to integrate human factors principles in the systems engineering process for advanced and modernized nuclear power stations with an emphasis on human-system interfaces and control room design and information visualization. He has a master’s degree in human computer interaction from the University of South Africa and associate degrees in human computer interaction and industrial engineering.
He is a research engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and is a member of the Center for Micro-Nano Technologies in the Materials Engineering Division. He joined LLNL in 2013 after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a S.B. in physics (’07), a S.B. in mechanical engineering (’07), a M.S. in mechanical engineering (’09) and a PhD in Mechanical engineering (’13). He leads the Precision Micro/Nano group at LLNL, which is focused on applying the principles of determinism to micro/nano design, manufacturing, metrology and assembly. He is leading the development of an uncertainty-based analysis of X-ray CT, as well as developing a high speed, large range precision micromirror array. His research interests include precision engineering, MOEMS, additive micromanufacturing, X-ray metrology, uncertainty analysis, and compliant mechanism design. He is an NDSEG fellow, a member & on the board of directors of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE), the chair of the ASPE Micro-Nano Technical Leadership Committee, and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He has 10 patents and over 65 papers published and submitted.
His expertise includes the application of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) to homeland and national security needs. Argonne National Laboratory’s expertise in this area includes worldwide databases of commercial sUAS technologies and sUAS regulatory frameworks, risk assessment methodologies applied to sUAS threat environments, and the use of sUAS for critical infrastructure monitoring/damage assessment and emergency response. He received his master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University and his doctorate from Cornell University.
He is a researcher at Idaho National Laboratory working on risk-informed methods development, RELAP5-3D code assessments, and safety analysis of advanced reactor designs. He specializes in nuclear systems safety analyses using advanced best estimate plus uncertainty (BEPU) methods, and his areas of expertise include neutronics, thermal-hydraulics, and coupled codes technology. He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in nuclear engineering at the University of Pisa, Italy, where he also worked as a research assistant and applied BEPU methods to nuclear power plants in operation and under construction. He was also a researcher at ENEA “Casaccia” Research Center in Rome, Italy, where he applied advanced safety analysis methods to Generation IV designs (SFR). From 2004 to 2015, he was involved in several OECD/NEA and IAEA international research projects on multi-physics and code assessment. He is also a member of the American Nuclear Society and is an Italian professional engineer.
He is the lead for Cyber Operations, Analysis, and Research in Argonne National Laboratory’s Global Security Sciences Division. He is considered a key asset by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the development of a cybersecurity vulnerability assessment for field use, analysis of cyber-security consequence and threat studies, and leading the pilot cyber-physical regional assessment. Prior to joining Argonne, he managed cyber-security and cyber defense activities at several private-sector companies and involved in the development of a patented operational instance of moving target defense (MTD). He worked in a variety of other cybersecurity research areas, including transportation, satellite communications, social engineering, and offensive cybersecurity. He taught computer networking and cyber-security issues to students in Senegal, Africa through the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Next Einstein Initiative, a collaboration with the University of Chicago, Argonne, and other institutions.
He has 37 years of experience in probabilistic risk assessment, including methods development and regulatory applications of reliability analysis, risk analysis, and decision analysis. He also has 33 years of supervisory and project management experience in risk analysis, including program development and supervision of Ph.D. research. Much of his work focuses on commercial nuclear plants, but he has also worked on waste handling facilities, gaseous diffusion plants, accelerator-based systems, semiconductor manufacturing, space systems, and, more recently, offshore drilling facilities. In addition to his work at Idaho National Laboratory, he supports NASA’s Headquarters Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA) in improving the technical basis for decision making in System Safety. Based in part on his contributions to NASA’s original PRA Procedures Guide, he supports the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) in developing guidance to conduct a Probabilistic Risk Assessment for offshore oil and gas industry operations. The team issued the first draft of BSEE’s guide at the end of Fiscal Year 2016. He has authored or co-authored more than 125 publications and technical reports.
His research spans battery research, protonic conductors, and fuel cells. He supervises the daily operation of the Battery Manufacturing Facility (BMF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). His recent work at ORNL focuses on material processing and characterization, roll-to-roll manufacturing, electrode engineering, and cell manufacturing for low-cost, high energy and power density lithium-ion batteries with long calendar life. He developed novel techniques for electrode manufacturing, such as aqueous processing and electron beam curing, to reduce processing cost and environmental effect. He also developed several techniques for quality control to reduce scrape rate in cell manufacturing. He holds a doctorate degree from University of Florida and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Science and Technology of China. All are in materials science and engineering.
She is an optical engineer and a principal member of technical staff in the Advanced Remote Sensing Department at Sandia National Laboratories. She obtained her doctorate in optical science at the University of Arizona in 2011. Her research focuses on developing optical remote sensing techniques, technologies, and exploitation algorithms, primarily for the nuclear nonproliferation mission space. She is a Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) On-Site Inspection Surrogate Inspector Trainee in the third training cycle.
Dr. Iver E. Anderson is a senior metallurgist and has worked at Ames Laboratory for 30 years. He has an extensive background in precision atomization of metal and alloy powders, as well as considerable expertise in design of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys and advanced powder processing development, including gas atomization reaction synthesis. Dr. Anderson is a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (2017), Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (2015 class), Fellow of TMS (2015), Fellow of ASM International (and recent Trustee), Fellow of APMI, and Fellow of Alpha Sigma Mu (2014). He has well over 260 publications in journals and conference proceedings, several book chapters, and over 40 patents.
He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, where he has worked since 1993 on problems involving solar energy, water safety and sustainability, heat- and mass-transfer processes in porous media, and microchemical sensor systems for environmental monitoring. Since 2008, he has worked in the Concentrating Solar Technologies Department at Sandia performing research on high-temperature solar thermal receivers, heliostat optics, and systems analyses. He has authored over 200 scientific papers, holds 11 patents, is an author and co-editor of three books, and is the associate editor of Solar Energy Journal. He received an Outstanding Professor Award at the University of New Mexico in 1997, and received the national Asian American Engineer of the Year Award in 2010. He received an R&D 100 Award in 2013 for his development of the Solar Glare Hazard Analysis Tool, and another R&D 100 Award in 2016 for his development of the Falling Particle Receiver for Concentrated Solar Energy. In 2008, he won Discover Magazine’s “The Future of Energy in Two Minutes or Less” video contest.
He received his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989, and his master’s and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990 and 1993.
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