Alex J Huning
Reactor Systems Modeling and Safety Analysis Staff Member
Alex Huning is a research staff member in the Advanced Nuclear System Safety and Licensing Group. His research interests include reactor safety and analysis of accident phenomena, probabilistic risk assessment (PRA), and licensing processes for advanced nuclear systems. For instance, he is serving as the Regulatory Lead for the Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR). The TCR is an advanced gas-cooled reactor being designed and constructed at ORNL which harnesses major advances in manufacturing, materials, and computational sciences to drastically reduce nuclear deployment costs and schedules. He has also assisted in developing thermal hydraulic and safety analysis models for gas-cooled and molten salt reactors. Prior to joining ORNL, he was a PRA analyst at X-energy. Huning received a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2016.