Gregory J Hirtz

Experimenter Interface

Mr. Hirtz has 35 years of combined experience at NRC and DOE regulated nuclear reactors and is currently the Experimenter Interface for the High Flux Isotope Reactor supporting the utilization of the HFIR for isotope production, materials research, neutron activation analysis, gamma facility irradiations and basic sciences support with major responsibilities for ensuring compliance with 10 CFR 830.   Mr Hirtz also serves in a parallel capacity as the Transportation Coordinator for the Research Reactor's Division to compliment the mission of 'cradle to grave' for both HFIR fuel elements and experiment assemblies irradiated at the HFIR and is the point of contact for both the NRC certificate 5797 and DOE certificate 9228 and as a Shipping Facility Transportation Coordinator for NNFD (secondary affiliation).   

Prior to ORNL Mr Hirtz provided support for experiment authorization at the University of Missouri Reactor (MURR) in addition to performing extraction of samples from the MURR graphite reflector and performing X-ray diffraction measurements for studying Wigner stored energy.

Mr. Hirtz received a BS in Physics and a MS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a subcommittee member of the American Nuclear Standards Institute (ANSI N 14).  His passions outside of work include volunteer activities with the American Youth Soccer Organization as a National Coach, church choir and the Boy Scouts of America.