Abiodun Idowu Adeniyi

Abiodun Idowu Adeniyi

Postmaster Researcher


Abiodun (Abi) Adeniyi is a Postmaster Researcher in the Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His research interests include model and software development for tracking special nuclear material in nuclear fuel cycle (discrete event, system dynamic, agent based and multi-method), nuclear waste management analysis and operational concepts animation and visualization (AR) using advanced 3D softwares. Abi has expert level skills in using CAD packages to design and develop nuclear waste handling systems, perform structural and thermal analysis and test these systems using applicable codes and standards, and uses additive manufacturing technology to provide 3D printout of waste handling components. Abi's diverse academic background enables him to participate in different reseach activities at ORNL and accross other national labs.

Abi earned MS in Nuclear Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, MS in Systems Engineering from Kennesaw State University, and MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Before joining Oak Ridge, Abi was an adjoint instructor teaching engineering and physics classes with the university system of Georgia, Atlanta from 2010 to 2014.


Integrated Waste Management System (UFS Group)

Nuclear Material Tracking Model Development (Transportation Planning & Decision Science Group, NTRC)

Nuclear Shipping Package Regulatory Evaluation and Testing (UFS Group)

Fuel Cycle Options (FCO) Campaign (Reactor Physics Group, RNSD)


J. Jarrell, A. I. Adeniyi, M. Oscar, G. Radulescu, K. Robb, J. Scaglione, “Design of a Universal Canister System for US High-Level Waste”.  ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, September 18 – 23, 2016, Kobe, Japan.

A. I. Adeniyi, B. Petrovic, “Nuclear Resources Utilization in Full Recycling Nuclear Fuel Cycle with Limited Separation Capacity”. Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc., 108, 134 - 136 (2013).

A. I. Adeniyi, B. Petrovic, B. Feng, T.K. Kim, “Impact of Limited Reprocessing Capacity on Nuclear Material Utilization in Advanced Fuel Cycle”.  9th International Conference on Nuclear Option in Countries with Small and Medium Electricity Grids. June 2012. Presented by Prof. Petrovic.

R. Cumberland, A. I. Adeniyi, R. Howard, R. Joseph, J. Jarrell, M. Nutt, “Preliminary Concept of Operations for the Spent Fuel Management Systems”.  WM2017 Conference, March 5-9, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  (Paper accepted)

F. Peretz, A. I. Adeniyi, E. Hardin, P. Nogradi, “Conceptual Design of the Package Handling System for the Deep Borehole Engineering Demonstration”. WM2017 Conference, March 5-9, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  (Paper accepted)

B. Akker,  A. I. Adeniyi, Alsaed Abdelhalim, B. James, J. Carter, T. Severynse, R. Jones, "Wet Repackaging Facility Design Concept and Cost and Throughput Analysis".  International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management , April 9 – 13, 2017, Charlotte, NC, USA. (Paper accepted)

A. I. Adeniyi, B. Akker, Alsaed Abdelhalim, B. James, J. Carter, T. Severynse, R. Jones et al., "Spent Nuclear Fuel Dry Packaging Facility – Modular Design, Dry Transfer Concept and Cost Estimate".  International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management, April 9 – 13, 2017, Charlotte, NC, USA. (Paper accepted)

M. Oscar, R. Montgomery, A. I. Adeniyi, “Thermal Analysis of a Type B Shipping Container for NCT and HAC”.  ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, July 16 – 20, 2017, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA. (Abstract accepted)

Facilities Used

NTRC-1 L110

Specialized Equipment

Specialized Equipment: CASL CAVE system, Additive 3D Printers.

Specialized Software: AnyLogic, Powersim, MicroStation, CreoParametric, SolidWorks, ANSYS, Fortran, MCNP, SCALE, AutoDesk 3DS Max, Blender, VISION, VISTA/NFCSS, MESSAGE, ENPEP_BALANCE,ORION. 

User Facility