Germina Ilas

Senior R&D Staff

Dr. Germina Ilas is a Senior Research and Development Staff in the Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). She earned a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and an M.S. in Engineering Physics from University of Bucharest. Before joining ORNL in 2004, her work experience included a post-doctoral appointment with Georgia Institute of Technology and research staff positions in Romania, at the Institute for Semiconductor Materials in Bucharest and the Institute of Nuclear Energy Reactors in Pitesti. Her primary research interests include depletion analysis, reactor analysis and design, spent fuel characterization and source terms, code validation and uncertainty assessment. Professional activities include serving as reviewer for technical journals (Annals of Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Nuclear Science and Engineering, Nuclear Technology) and conferences.

Awards

2013: ORNL Significant Event Award for “Development of Technical Basis for NRC regulatory Guidance to Enable Expanded Utilization of High-Capacity Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation Systems”; Team: J. Scaglione, G. Radulescu, I. Gauld, D. Mueller, G. Ilas, W. Marshall, J. Wagner.
2012: Best Paper/Presentation Award, Reactor Physics Division, American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, for “G. Ilas, R.T. Primm, III, and D. Renfro, Design of a Low-Enriched Uranium Fuel for the High Flux Isotope Reactor – Reactor Physics Analyses”
2011: ORNL Significant Event Award for “Analysis of Experimental Data for High Burnup PWR Spent Fuel Isotopic Validation”; Team: I. Gauld, G. Ilas.
1998: Best Paper Award, Criticality/Spent Fuel and Waste, Western Regional ANS Student Conference, Austin, Texas, for "A coupled Monte Carlo - diffusion theory model for the analysis of spent nuclear fuel storage racks".

Facilities

High Flux Isotope Reactor