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 Penn State UniversityMartin Nieto-Perez Academic Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear Computational modeling of hybrid fuel cycles, where fusion devices are used as fast neutron sources for breeding of fertile material (front-end) and/or destruction of minor actinides in spent nuclear fuel (back-end).
Website: https://www.nuce.psu.edu/department/directory-detail-g.aspx?q=mzp5837

Email: mnieto@psu.edu

Phone: 8149968287

Address: 316 Hallowell Building, University Park, PA, 16802, United States
PA
 Purdue UniversityLefteri H. Tsoukalas Academic Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear Dr. Lefteri Tsoukalas has over three decades of experience in AI and Machine Learning in applications to nuclear problems including, but not limited to, material accountancy and monitoring technologies, diagnostics, data analytics, regulatory compliance and safeguards. He has developed signal processing algorithms applied to nuclear materials detection and non-proliferation, smart sensor development and advanced measurement techniques and has industry experience as a safeguards engineer and nuclear instrumentation and controls specialist.
Professor Tsoukalas is the founding director of Purdue's AI Systems Lab (AISL) and the Center for Intelligent Energy Systems (CiENS) where he brings more than three decades of accumulated experience as project manager of competitively funded research projects sponsored, among others, by NNSA, NRC, DOD, DOE and EPRI. He is the author of the Wiley textbook "Fuzzy and Neural Approaches in Engineering" (with the late R.E. Uhrig) and has been honored by the Humboldt Prize, Germany's highest honor for international scientists.
Website: engineering.purdue.edu/AISL

Email: tsoukala@purdue.edu

Phone: 7654969696

Address: Nuclear Engineering- Wang Hall- 516 Northwestern Ave, West Lafayette, IN, 47906, United States
IN
 PickNik RoboticsMark Moll Small Business Other Energy Technologies PickNik is an industry leader in robotics software development. We lead the development of MoveIt, a framework for manipulation, motion planning, and control that has been used with over 150 types of robots. We have also developed a software framework for supervised autonomy called MoveIt Studio (supported in part through a NASA SBIR Phase II contract). We have been in business since 2015 and have helped over 65 companies accelerate the development of new robotics technologies.
Website: https://picknik.ai

Email: mark@picknik.ai

Phone: 720 513 2221

Address: 4730 Walnut St, Suite 106\, Boulder, CO, 80301, United States
CO
 Sandia National LaboratoriesBen Cipiti Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear Sandia National Laboratories leads in developing, integrating, and implementing technically safe, viable, and sustainable solutions to nuclear energy challenges, ranging from power generation to Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) and High Level Waste (HLW) management and disposition. With this expertise and experience, Sandia’s Nuclear Energy Fuel Cycle (NEFC) Program conducts applied R&D, performs technical analyses to inform decision making, implements technical solutions, and analyzes alternative strategies as a trusted agent of DOE and other Federal entities.
Within its NEFC Program, Sandia National Laboratories:
• Provides integrated solutions for the management and disposition of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste across storage, transportation, and disposal programs. Sandia is lead laboratory for the national programs for the safe transport, storage, and disposal of radioactive wastes, and is an international leader in R&D in these areas.
• Develops integrated systems approaches supporting fuel cycle technologies that consider the whole nuclear energy fuel cycle and integrate effective integration and incorporation of safety, security, and safeguards -- for both open and closed fuel cycles.
In this last area, Sandia National Laboratories has deep expertise in safeguards, security, and safety assessments of the nuclear fuel cycle. Future facilities can benefit from more integrated thinking between safeguards, security (including cyber), and safety. Sandia’s NEFC Program leverages several key capabilities including a long history of physical protection modeling and analysis, safeguards system modeling and analysis, cybersecurity, severe accident modeling, and the essential integration of these capabilities to develop more robust and cost-effective plant monitoring systems.
Website: https://energy.sandia.gov/programs/nuclear-energy/

Email: bbcipit@sandia.gov

Phone: (505) 284-8757

Address: 1515 Eubank SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87123, United States
NM
 Quantum Kinetics CorporationMcKane B. Lee Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear Featured Application (USPTO & CIPO patented devices): We present an electrolysis system that uses voltage in a purely physical process, without resorting to passing current through an electrolyte in a chemical interaction. The novel tri-coil design resonant cavity transformer uses the dielectric properties of a material acting as part of a resonant “closed-loop” electrical (Resistor, Inductor, Capacitor) RLC circuit. The tri-coil transformer (or TCT) is tuned to resonance with the dielectric properties of a suit-able material, which can be water, liquid metals, ambient air or even the vacuum of space. The TCT can be a tri-coil resonating cavity transformer employing either a Maxwell or Helmholtz tri-coil design. The physical approach to electrolysis is based on voltage and not amperage to dissociate a selected dielectric medium, an approach that is 180 degrees out of phase from tradi-tional Faraday electrolysis.

Abstract: We present a new method of water purification-resonant electro-transmutation (ET). A series of experiments were performed with two types of water-residential well water and sea-water—and two different electrode compositions—stainless steel and aluminum—to test the effec-tiveness of this technology for removing contaminants from water. The device is low power rela-tive to other electrochemical techniques (0.142 mA cm-2), which correlates to a power input be-tween 1.9 - 4.2 watts. The new ET process is an efficient method of water purification using reso-nant “ground-state” electrical current perturbations. Due to the low current density within the “closed-loop” system, electrode surface area degradation is reduced. Additionally, research find-ings show evidence of particle oscillations as an energy generator via exotic su-per-soft-luminous-x-ray (Bremsstrahlung) emissions during operations (1 KeV - 20 KeV). This gradually increases pH levels in freshwater and decreases pH in seawater. Other findings are as follows: we observed strontium removal from freshwater, arsenic removal from freshwater, aluminum aggregate sedimentation formation on freshwater using S/ST304 electrodes post treat-ment, d18O reduction, dD reduction, (H3) Tritium reduction, iron production in seawater with aluminum electrodes, copper reduction in freshwater and production of copper in seawater, targeted copper production and removal of water dielectrics.
Website: www.quantumkineticsllc.com

Email: mckanebuller@gmail.com

Phone: 3606316482

Address: 3710 168th Street NE, Ste B209, Arlington, WA, 98223, United States
WA
 MUONS INCDr. Rolland Johnson Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear Muons has 20 years of SBIR-STTR experience and a successful record of over $30M of competitive awards from the DOE and DOD, based on a strong computation/simulation team and outstanding particle accelerator expertise. Muons, Inc. is a proponent the Mu*STAR NPP that will be made of multiple Molten-Salt (MS) UNF-Fueled subcritical SMRs driven by a single superconducting linear accelerator. We believe that by using centripetal devices, like vortex separators, inside the reactor containment, fission products can be removed from circulating molten-salt fuel. Heavy metals (e. g. Pu and U) remain in the fuel to produce energy until they are consumed. Removed fission products that contain no actinides can be mined for their valuable components and then buried to reach the radiotoxicity of uranium ore in about 300 years. This upside-down approach of leaving the heavy metals in the fuel can eliminate the need for expensive external reprocessing plants, provide the lowest cost energy, and provide the best protection against nuclear weapons proliferation. We are looking for collaborators on all aspects of the NPP, especially the design and development using additive manufacturing of the separators needed to extract fission products from MS fuel.
Website: muonsinc.com

Email: rol@muonsinc.com

Phone: 7578706943

Address: 45 Jonquil Ln, Newport News, VA, 23606, United States
VA
 AlphaTech Research CorpJohn Benson Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear AlphaTech Research Corp (AlphaTech) is an advanced nuclear reactor company developing a modular fluoride-based molten salt microreactor. AlphaTech has adopted a holistic approach to reactor operation and waste minimization by developing our reactor design and our salt pyroprocessing technology in conjunction with one another. As such, a major focus for AlphaTech is the continued development and application of our molten salt thermodynamic reference electrode (ARC TRE). The ARC TRE is based on equilibrium between ions in solution, which has demonstrated significant advantages. To date, the ARC TRE has been stable for over 1500 hours of stability (<0.10 mV of potential drift). It has been successfully used to perform electrolytic purification of molten FLiNaK and FLiBe. Significant salt impurities, including O2-, have shown little effect on the stability of the ARC TRE in the initial tests performed to date, unlike the destabilization seen in nickel TREs. Our team comprises salt electrochemistry experts, and we have laboratory space dedicated to providing clean, purified fluoride salts (FLiNaK and FLiBe).
Website: alphatechresearchcorp.com

Email: john.benson@alphatechresearchcorp.com

Phone: 801-592-7767

Address: 915 South 500 East, Suite 210, American Fork, UT, 84003, United States
UT
 Duke UniversityJason J Amsden Academic Other Energy Technologies My interests are in developing portable mass spectrometry instrumentation. Recently, we have demonstrated a proof-of-concept virtual-slit cycloidal mass spectrometer that may be beneficial to safeguards/materials controls and accountability
Website: https://camms.pratt.duke.edu/

Email: jason.amsden@duke.edu

Phone: 9193481574

Address: 100 Science Drive, 130 Hudson Hall, Box 90291, Durham, NC, 27708, United States
NC
 Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCharles Forsberg Academic Other Energy Technologies Director of the MIT Future of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Corporate Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory before joining MIT with several decades of experience in reprocessing, waste treatment and repository design.

Primary interest is the option to co-site reprocessing plants with repositories and low-level waste disposal sites to reduce costs by 30%. Spring issue of ANS Radwaste Solutions has a paper that goes into further detail. This is independent of choice of technology.
Website: http://web.mit.edu/nse/people/research/forsberg.html

Email: cforsber@mit.edu

Phone: 16173244010

Address: 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139, United States
MA
 Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryMark Nutt Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies PNNL has extensive R&D experience and capabilities in maturing fuel cycle separations flowsheets and associated enabling technologies such as real-time monitoring of nuclear processing streams and waste form development. Links to recent PNNL activities relevant to CURIE are provided below.
CoDCon: Development and testing of a process flowsheet producing a U/Pu product with relative percentages of 70% U to 30%Pu.
Simulant testing of a co-decontamination (CoDCon) flowsheet for a product with a controlled uranium-to-plutonium ratio, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01496395.2019.1594899?journalCode=lsst20
CoDCon Project: Final Report, http://www.pnnl.gov/main/publications/external/technical_reports/PNNL-30604.pdf
ALSEP: Single solvent extraction cycle for separating minor actinide from high-activity raffinate, including separation from the lanthanide fission products.
Countercurrent Actinide Lanthanide Separation Process (ALSEP) Demonstration Test with a Simulated PUREX Raffinate in Centrifugal Contactors on the Laboratory Scale, https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/10/20/7217
Closing The Nuclear Fuel Cycle With A Simplified Minor Actinide Lanthanide Separation Process (ALSEP) And Additive Manufacturing, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-48619-x
Fluoride Volatility: Development of fuel cycle separation chemistry based of fluoride volatility, with emphasis on application of nitrogen trifluoride.
Separations of U/Pu and Np/Pu using fluoride volatility, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluchem.2022.109952
On the use of thermal NF3 as the fluorination and oxidation agent in treatment of used nuclear fuels, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022311512001031
Thermal reactions of uranium metal, UO2, U3O8, UF4, and UO2F2 with NF3 to produce UF6, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022311512001031

On-line Monitoring: Real time determination of fuel components in flowing processing streams from process development, monitoring, and control, and for safeguards applications.
Sensor Fusion: Comprehensive Real-Time, On-Line Monitoring for Process Control via Visible, Near-Infrared, and Raman Spectroscopy, https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acssensors.0c00659
Overcoming Oxidation State-Dependent Spectral Interferences: Online Monitoring of U(VI) Reduction to U(IV) via Raman and UV–vis Spectroscopy, https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.iecr.9b06706
On-line, real-time analysis of highly complex pr
Website: pnnl.gov

Email: mark.nutt@pnnl.gov

Phone: 509-375-2984

Address: PO Box 999, Richland, WA, 99352, United States
WA
 Virginia Commonwealth UniversitySupathorn Phongikaroon Academic Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear He is the Nuclear Engineering Program Director at VCU. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Idaho. Prior to joining VCU in January 2014, he held academic and research positions at University of Idaho in Idaho Falls, ID; Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, ID; and Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. During his research career, Dr. Phongikaroon has established chemical and electrochemical separation of used nuclear fuel through pyroprocessing technology and extended his expertise toward reactor physics and material detection and accountability for safeguarding applications. These developments include kinetics in ion exchange process, advanced chemical separation routines via cold fingers and zone freezing, electrochemical methods, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, and computational modeling for electrorefiner. This effort has led to a strong establishment of Radiochemistry and Laser Spectroscopy Laboratories at VCU. Available instruments are:
- High purity gloveboxes
- High temperature electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical apparatus
- High temperature laser spectroscopy setup
- DSC/TGA for nuclear materials
- ICP-MS for nuclear materials
- High temperature XRD

He and his team have published their research work in over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented at over 100 international and national conferences and workshops. Dr. Phongikaroon has been able to maintain continuous diverse research support from international and national programs through the Department of Energy, national laboratories, and other universities.
Website: https://egr.vcu.edu/directory/supathornphongikaroon/

Email: sphongikaroon@vcu.edu

Phone: 8048272278

Address: 401 W Main St, Richmond, VA, 23284-9097, United States
VA
 Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp.Stephanie Bruffey Small Business Other Energy Technologies Our mission is to provide hardware and services for reliable energy anywhere – on Earth and in Space. Developed since 2015, Ultra Safe's Micro Modular Reactor is now becoming reality – the first in a family of hardware and service products for reliable energy anywhere. We are further utilizing our design, licensing, and technology capabilities, such as ceramic additive manufacturing and proprietary sintering techniques, to develop nuclear power systems for advanced applications on earth and in space. These include Transportable Power Units, Nuclear Thermal Propulsion and Lunar Surface Power systems. Our expertise includes additive manufacturing, coated-particle fuel manufacture, and other advanced nuclear technologies.
Website: https://usnc.com/about/

Email: s.bruffey@usnc.com

Phone: 423-416-6186

Address: 200 Europia Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN, 37830, United States
TN
 Savannah River National LaboratoryDien Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies Critical mineral resource and engineering
Advanced porous materials chemistry
Environmental sciences and engineering
Separation of actinides from liquid nuclear wastes
Extraction and separation of critical metals including rare earth elements from electronic and industrial waste
Website: none

Email: dien.li@srs.gov

Phone: 803-507-1899

Address: 773-42A, room 237, Aiken, SC, 29808, United States
SC
 University of IowaScott Daly Academic Other Energy Technologies Background: Mechanochemical synthesis and separation of f-element complexes. Our collaborative team, which includes partners at Iowa, Illinois, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been developing new methods to separate f-elements with the aim of drastically minimizing the solvent required compared to more conventional solvent extraction methods. Our method relies on mechanochemical synthesis of complexes with differing volatility and selective volatilization to separate complexes with different metals. Some of the ligands used in this approach have the additional advantage in that they can be used to convert the separated elements into materials with improved proliferation resistance and lower criticality risk for long term storage. We are also exploring how mechanochemistry can be used to prepare actinide materials for safer and more proliferation resistant storage.

Interest: Our interest in this call is to identify partners to help us determine if promising benchtop scale separations can be improved and expanded to batch reactors, as required for transitioning from fundamental studies to commercial use.

Capabilities: We are chemists that have the expertise and space to prepare new ligands and complexes using both mechanochemical and conventional synthetic methods. We have a variety of mechanochemical reactors and the capability to work with transuranic elements. We have instruments to characterize thermal properties and volatility of metal complexes in addition to more routine spectroscopic and structural characterization.
Website: https://chem.uiowa.edu/radiochemistry

Email: scott-daly@uiowa.edu

Phone: 319-384-1356

Address: E331 Chemistry Building, Iowa City, IA, 52242, United States
IA
 Idaho National LaboratoryLori Braase Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies The Fuel Cycle Science and Technology Division of Idaho National Laboratory has staff, infrastructure and access to materials valuable to development and demonstration of nuclear fuel cycle technologies. The Division has access to a series of laboratories ranging from radiological-capable laboratories to operating hot cells. The Division has access to research quantities of irradiated metal and oxide fuels as well as additional materials. The Division includes approximately seventy staff in three Departments, including Aqueous Separations and Radiochemistry, Pyrochemistry and Molten Salt Systems, and Used Fuel Management. These staff include expertise in the following topics:
• traditional and advanced aqueous reprocessing systems
• Traditional and advanced pyrochemical reprocessing systems
• Storage and transportation of used fuels
• Process integration with operating nuclear facilities, including system design, automation practices, and inventory tracking
• Nuclear system off-gas management
• Radio and analytical chemistry
• Safeguards sensors and technologies

In addition, INL can provide support in the following areas:
• Separations Chemistry (e.g., solvent extraction, pyroprocessing, halide volatility, etc.)
• Head-End Processing (e.g., voloxidation, Kr/Xe capture, etc.)
• Process Intensification
• Material Accountancy/Online Monitoring
• Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing and Safeguards Regulations
• Digital Engineering
• Techno-Economic Analyses
• Systems Analysis and Risk Assessment
• Advanced Manufacturing and Construction, Including Modular Fabrication
• Sensors, Instrumentation, Controls, Autonomous Operation, and Robotics
• Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Digital Twins
Website: www.inl.gov

Email: lori.braase@inl.gov

Phone: 208-569-2631

Address: 2525 N Fremont Ave, Idaho Falls, ID, 83415, United States
ID
 ASHKII, LLCJ Linlor Indian/Native American Tribal Government Other Energy Technologies EDWOSB Native American business experts in cybersecurity for compliance with CMMCv2 and DFARS 252.204-7021.

With 20+ years of cyber & hacking experience and active security clearances, we work nationwide to secure current networks from hacking or data exfiltration, and we provide a secure environment for email and file sharing of CUI and sensitive information.

We also provide EVMS and project management personnel to assist with deliverables tracking and logistics.
Website: https://ashkii.net

Email: bids@ashkii.net

Phone: 7752981505

Address: PO box 1812, zephyr cove, NV, 89448, United States
NV
 Virginia Commonwealth UniversityLane Carasik Academic Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear My research group (FAST RG) has active research thrusts that involve thermal-fluids relevant to nuclear engineering problems. In particular, intersections between thermal-fluids, molten salts, and mass transport is of significant interest for future collaborations/activities with interested organizations. We have extensive experience simulating fluids (molten salts, sodium, water) with/without heat transfer using Computational Fluid Dynamics tools such as Nek5000, OpenFOAM, and commerical tools including ANSYS and Star-CCM+. We have currently two active experimental loops (with a 3rd under construction) were we use water to match hydrodynamic effects scaled to relevant molten salt conditions. Further, any mass transfer related to this call would be possible for investigating using surrogate fluid scaling with gas/solids scaled to capture relevant behavior.
Website: https://egr.vcu.edu/directory/lane.carasik/

Email: lbcarasik@vcu.edu

Phone: 3036538699

Address: 401 W. Main St., Richmond, VA, 23224, United States
VA
 Moltex EnergyAndrew Ballard Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear Moltex is an advanced reactor vendor, with a technology portfolio including a facility to recycle spent reactor fuel (WATSS), a fast spectrum molten salt reactor (SSR-W) and a thermal spectrum molten salt reactor (SSR-U).

Moltex is working on a project to licence and construct the WATSS and SSR-W technology in New Brunswick, Canada.
Website: https://www.moltexenergy.com/

Email: andrewballard@moltexenergy.com

Phone: +1 (506) 214 8551

Address: Farmers Bank Building, 301 North Market Street, Suite 1414,, Wilmington, DE, 19801, United States
DE
 Argonne National LaboratoryKrista Hawthorne Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Other Energy Technologies Argonne is a leader in developing innovative fuel cycle technologies and reactor systems. Areas of expertise include pyrochemical and aqueous reprocessing technology, sensors for process monitoring and nuclear material accounting, waste form development and qualification testing, fuels and materials development, nuclear waste management, reactor engineering and physics, and fuel cycle analysis. This experience is highly relevant to development of sustainable technologies that will significantly lessen the impact of disposed used nuclear fuel and other waste streams.

Argonne pioneered pyroprocessing technology development and continues to revolutionize pyroprocessing operations. Our team has taken these operations from laboratory-scale validation to pilot-scale demonstrations and optimization. Similarly, our aqueous reprocessing experience includes developing innovative solvent extraction technologies, elucidating fundamental kinetic properties of those technologies using microfluidics, and demonstrating those technologies in pilot-scale solvent extraction equipment. Advanced multi-modal sensors have been developed at Argonne to monitor parameters important to process control and materials accounting.

Argonne has developed computational models to simulate start-up, steady state, and transient behaviors of advanced fuel cycles. These models can simulate everything from single operations to an entire reprocessing flowsheet and are continually adapted and improved to represent novel and improved design features and operating strategies that reduce uncertainty in predicting performance and safety characteristics. Argonne’s nuclear fuel recycling models provide significant insights used to improve process efficiencies and determine waste stream compositions and quantities used to develop durable waste forms suitable for disposal.

Argonne combines world-class experimental expertise in nuclear chemical engineering, radiochemistry, and materials development to pursue groundbreaking advances in nuclear fuel recycling and waste management. Our research enhances the understanding of separations processes ranging from fundamental property measurements to pilot-scale demonstrations of innovative commercially viable technologies. Supporting research activities include the development, cost-effective fabrication, and testing of high-performance equipment used in recycling; facility design; and improved computational modeling of nuclear waste management systems.
Website: https://www.anl.gov/cfc

Email: khawthorne@anl.gov

Phone: 630-252-4436

Address: 9700 S. Cass Ave., Lemont, IL, 60439, United States
IL
 Oak Ridge National LaboratoryAndrew Worrall Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear As a world leader in innovation for nuclear energy, a significant clean energy source globally, ORNL is accelerating the deployment of new and economical technologies—all the way from concept through regulatory acceptance and adoption by industry.

Some of the pressing problems the Nuclear Energy and Fuel Cycle Division is providing science and technology breakthroughs to solve are extending the lives of current nuclear plants; furthering modeling and simulation capabilities for nuclear application; delivering new insights into nuclear fuel performance at all stages of the fuel cycle; and providing innovations for nuclear fuel systems—current and future.

Specifically, ORNL researchers are looking at how to reprocess fuel, extracting useable elements and generating less waste; delivering longer-lasting fuel; and safely transporting, storing, and tracking the nation’s inventory of used fuel. Key capabilities include, but are not limited to:
- handling, behavior, environmental fate, and detection of materials associated with gas phase U processes
- chemistry of scale research, such that fundamental studies can inform process development and national security applications
- application of chemical engineering principles to the fuel cycle (scale up and demonstration)
- evaluate and characterize management logistics at the waste package level and address issues related to packaging, testing, transportation and handling of waste forms in the package
- evaluate, characterize, and produce innovative solutions ensuring the safe, secure, and efficient disposition of waste forms for storage, transportation, and disposal
Website: https://www.ornl.gov/directorate/ffesd

Email: worralla@ornl.gov

Phone: 8653130177

Address: One Bethel Valley Road, P.O. Box 2008, MS-6170, Oak Ridge, TN, 37830-6170, United States
TN
 Argonne National LaboratoryYoon Chang Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear Argonne National Laboratory developed pyroprocessing technology as part of the Integral Fast Reactor Program in the 1980s and 90s and successfully refurbished the original EBR-II Fuel Conditioning Facility with pyroprocessing equipment to treat EBR-II used fuel. More recently, Argonne developed a conceptual design of a pilot-scale pyroprocessing facility for LWR used fuel as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) supported by the Landmark Foundation. Argonne wishes to extend this work further in the areas of design improvements, capital and operating cost reduction, NRC licensability assessment, and overall system analysis.
Website: www.anl.gov

Email: ychang@anl.gov

Phone: 630-408-2619

Address: 9700 S. Cass Ave, Lemont, IL, 60439, United States
IL
 UNLVArt Gelis Academic The PI has an extensive experience in advanced aqueous reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel. Namely, a suite of UREX+ processes and more recently ALSEP process were designed and tested in a hot-cell facility using genuine spent nuclear fuel. UNLV has a vast inventory of uranium and technetium (kg scale), and transuranic elements: Np-237, Pu-239, Pu-242, and Am-243 (gram scale). Major analytical methods and equipment is available for analysis of radioactive elements. The lab is equipped with an array of 3D printed centrifugal contactors and microfluidic setups for solvent extraction studies. Other interests include: medical isotope generation and separations, actinide electrochemistry, microfluidics.
Website: https://www.unlv.edu/chemistry/radiochemistry

Email: artem.gelis@unlv.edu

Phone: 7028952640

Address: 4505 S. Maryland Parkway MS 4009, Las Vegas, NV, 89101, United States
NV
 University of UtahMichael Simpson Academic Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear My background is in pyroprocessing and molten salt chemistry. I started my career at Argonne National Laboratory on the team that demonstrated electrometallurgical processing of irradiated EBR-II fuel. I led the ceramic waste process development at ANL-West. Later I developed projects to study fission product and actinide separations in electrorefiner salt as well as process monitoring/safeguards approaches that could be applied to electrometallurgical processsing (pyroprocessing). In 2013 I moved to the University of Utah to develop a university based research program focused on molten salt and other pyrometallurgical applications (spent fuel recycling, advanced reactors, and concentrating solar power). Over the last 8 years, my group has done work for several national laboratories, DOE-NE, and multiple advanced nuclear reactor companies. We have made significant discoveries/innovations in uranium recycling, electrochemical sensors and methods, and chloride salt waste forms. My research approach is very collaborative, and I am proud to have worked with many different institutions on projects in the last 8 years--including University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Nevada at Reno, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Y12.
Website: https://faculty.utah.edu/u0907827-MICHAEL_F_SIMPSON/hm/index.hml

Email: michael.simpson@utah.ed

Phone: 208-520-1068

Address: 122 S. Central Campus Dr., 311, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112, United States
UT
 Atkins Global Nuclear Secured LLCPaul Townson Large Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels/Nuclear Atkins Nuclear Secured are part of the SNC Lavalin family. We have ~50,000 employees based in over 50 countries, Atkins NS has about 400 employees in N America.
We specialize in engineering for nuclear projects - nuclear safety, criticality safety, NQA-1, project management & controls, nuclear system EPC, front end & separations chemistry, systems analysis & risk assessment, modular design & fabrication, instrumentation & controls, advanced robotics, digital twins
Website: https://www.atkinsglobal.com/homepage

Email: paul.townson@atkinsglobalns.com

Phone: 509-713-1530

Address: 545 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN, 37830, United States
TN