Kevin R Robb

Energy Systems Engineering and Testing Team Lead

Kevin Robb is the lead of the Energy Systems Engineering and Testing Team within the Advanced Reactor Engineering Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His primary research interests are in thermal-hydraulics and nuclear reactor safety. He is supporting the development of fluoride salt-cooled reactor technology through a number of experiments including the liquid salt test loop, salt flow calibration stand, and FLiBe purification facility. He supported the domestic post-accident analyses of the 2011 accidents at Fukushima Daiichi and is the lead at ORNL for the ongoing data collection and forensics work. He is working on the development of accident tolerant fuel (ATF) concepts to provide enhanced safety performance for existing nuclear reactors. Finally, he is the investigating the thermal performance of as-loaded spent nuclear fuel casks. He received his B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.