Since 2011, Principal Investigator of the Strategic Materials Security Program, received over $25M from the Defense Logistics Agency – Strategic Materials and DOE Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis. Program centers on identifying and defining the supply chain risk for strategic and critical materials, rapidly assessing supply chain impacts from natural disasters and conflicts, plus collaboration on risk mitigation implementation.
Manager of the Target Test Facility (TTF) since 2015. The TTF is a full-scale mock-up of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) mercury loop and contains 1,400 liters of mercury. This facility was originally constructed in 2000 and aided in the mercury loop design refinement for the SNS. Since SNS became fully operational, the TTF has remained a valuable system for evaluating new target designs meant to mitigate cavitation erosion issues the SNS target is experiencing. The TTF Manager is responsible for oversight of all operation, system modification, and safety.
Previous experience included providing mechanical engineering support for the development and application of advanced remote handling systems, tooling, process systems, and facilities for hazardous environments; primarily for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), High Flux Isotope Reactor (HIFR), Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) Defense National Stockpile Center (DNSC) Mercury Stockpile Stewardship Program (MSSP), and Mercury Intense Target (MERIT). Primary responsibilities included safety of personnel and equipment, design and analysis of equipment and systems, project oversight, documentation of results, and interaction with sponsors and suppliers.
Vice-Chair for Robotics and Remote Systems Division of American Nuclear Society as of 2022, elected to Executive Committee in 2018. Deeply involved in coordinating the Robotics embedded topical for ANS Meeting.