Brian Damiano heads the Centrifuge Engineering and Prototype Section of the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division, a section made up of 4 technology groups focusing on the development of small gas centrifuges for isotope enrichment. Dr. Damiano also serves as the Development Control Account Manager for the Domestic Uranium Enrichment Centrifuge Experiment Project, where he leads a technically diverse team responsible for the development of centrifuge subassemblies. Dr. Damiano was previously the group leader of the Dynamic Systems Group, part of the Electrical and Electronics Systems Division, a group of mechanical engineers performing mechanical systems analysis and dynamic testing.
Dr. Damiano has been a staff member at the ORNL for 40 years, working primarily on projects involving uranium enrichment. His areas of technical expertise include rotor dynamics, rotor balancing, nonlinear dynamics, and dynamic testing. Dr. Damiano received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and both his MS in Nuclear Engineering and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. He is a member of the Society for Experimental Mechanics, is an AMSE Fellow, and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Tennessee.