Alex Huning is the group lead for the Risk Methods and Analysis group. His research interests include reactor safety and accident phenomena, probabilistic risk assessment (PRA), and licensing/regulatory analysis for advanced nuclear systems. He is serving as the Regulatory Lead for the Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR) under the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies (AMMT) Program. He is also serving as the Systems Integration and Analysis Technical Area Lead for the DOE Microreactor program. He is also engaged on many other endeavoring projects which include molten salt reactor safety analysis and design, mechanistic source term, and systems-level modeling and simulation using the Oak Ridge developed suite of Modelica packages, TRANSFORM.
Prior to joining ORNL, he was the lead PRA analyst at X-energy. Alex earned his PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2016 and BS in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M in 2008.