Richard L. L Reed

Nonproliferation Nuclear Engineer

Richard Reed works as a Nonproliferation Nuclear Engineer in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Since 2020, Richard has worked on creating and interpreting models and simulations of nuclear systems to explore impacts to nuclear material accountancy and international safeguards. Since joining ORNL, most his work has centered on using the SCALE code system for predicting fuel production and developing inventory monitoring methods for thorium-based advanced reactor designs. Richard received his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from Kansas State University in 2019, and his dissertation work focused on developing improvements to current methods for modeling neutron transport culminating in his dissertation titled “Improvements to the Discrete Generalized Multigroup Method based on Proper Orthogonal Decomposition and SPH Factors”. During the summers of 2015 and 2016, Richard worked as a graduate intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory generalizing the Discrete Diffusion Monte Carlo method to arbitrary triangular meshes.