Rose A Montgomery

Research and Development Staff Member

Rose has more than 20 years of professional experience working and leading in the fields of fissile material and spent fuel packaging design and testing, commercial nuclear fuel assembly design and testing, fuel rod and assembly performance prediction, post-irradiation examinations, mechanical and thermal analysis and simulation. Currently Rose is a research and development staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), providing technical support for nuclear energy-related fuel mechanical and thermal investigations with a particular focus on storage and transportation of spent nuclear fuel.  Prior to joining ORNL, Rose worked throughout the commercial nuclear industry for utilities, fuel vendors, waste management companies, cask development companies, and as a consultant. Rose is a registered Professional Engineer (TN), holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina, and has spent many additional hours studying in the fields of nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, and fine arts (painting).


CASL Jester Award, 2015
TVA Nuclear Power Group recognition, 2010
AREVA CORE Awards, 2007, 2008, 2009
ASME Minority Leadership
Top Performer Award, Chem-Nuclear Systems
Pacesetter Award, Westinghouse CNFD
TQA Nominee, Westinghouse CNFDLicenses & Security Clearance
Registered Professional Engineer (Tennessee, Mechanical)
Badged for commercial nuclear power plant unescorted access (inactive)
Level III Nuclear Fuel Receipt Inspector (inactive)
ASNT Level II Leak Test Certification (inactive)
L Level Clearance (inactive)


Oak Ridge National Laboratory High-Performance Computing Facility (EOS, Jaguar, Titan computing clusters)

Specialized Equipment

Specialized Equipment: familiar with typical poolside commercial fuel post-irradiation examination equipment and fresh fuel mechanical testing equipment.Specialized Software: ANSYS, Algor, AutoCad, COPERNIC, Cubit, Falcon, Hydra-TH, LS-Dyna, MicroShiel...