Franklin G Curtis

Franklin Curtis is an R&D staff member and acting Group Lead in the Modeling and Data Sciences Group at ORNL, where his work focuses on applied computational fluid dynamics for nuclear applications. Dr. Curtis has applied a fully-coupled fluid-structure interaction technique for analysis of the conversion of the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) to low-enriched uranium fuel and has performed other thermal-hydraulics analysis of the mercury target at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). Dr. Curtis has contributed to over 25 published papers, research reports and conference proceedings. He received his BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, all from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.