Oscar A Martinez

Group Leader, Nuclear Materials Packaging, Transportation and Systems Analysis

Dr. Oscar A. Martinez is currently a Senior R&D Staff member and group leader at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the Nuclear Energy and Fuel Cycle Division. He received his B.S. (2003), M.S. (2004), and Ph.D. (2007) in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida. His primary research interests are in solid mechanics, structural analysis, explicit dynamic computational modeling, mechanical testing of hazardous material shipping containers, and transportation of radioactive material shipping containers. At ORNL, Dr. Martinez provides subject matter expertise on structural modeling, finite element modeling and simulation, and design analysis to various projects with mechanical engineering, finite element analysis, or structural analysis need. Additionally, he is Program Manager of the Package Testing Program of a Type B radioactive materials shipping container designs at the National Transportation Research Center.