John M Scaglione

Group Leader, Used Fuel Systems Group

John Scaglione is the Manager of the Used Fuel Systems Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory where they are focused on developing and providing science-based engineering solutions, nuclear safety analysis capabilities, and technical leadership and support for the safe, secure, and effective management and disposition of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW). His key responsibilities include leading a multi-discipline technical staff; recruiting and development of top performing researchers to expand a world-class team that is working on this important national issue; and managing the execution of basic and applied R&D projects that are focused on the continued safe storage, transportation, and geologic disposal of SNF, including the development of integrated system solutions for SNF and HLW. He is experienced in the development and use of computational methods for criticality safety, radiation shielding, and reactor analysis; with particular expertise in spent fuel disposal for Department of Energy (DOE) owned and commercial spent nuclear fuel and high level waste, burnup credit, and computational validation. John holds bachelors and masters degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Florida. Prior to joining ORNL, John worked on the Yucca Mountain Project where he held various roles supporting and leading the development of the licensing basis for addressing criticality in the geologic repository. John started his career with Framatome (now known as Areva) in the fuel engineering division simulating reactor core operations and various spent fuel management activities.


2015 Management Bootcamp
2013 Significant Event Award for development of the technical basis for NRC regulatory guidance to enable expanded utilization of high-capacity spent nuclear fuel storage & transportation systems
2005 Certified Six-Sigma Yellow Belt