Santosh Bhatt

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineer

Santosh Bhatt is a Fuel Cycle Engineer in the Package Systems and Logistics Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Bhatt received in B.S. in Engineering Physics (2006) from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, M.S. in Nuclear Engineering (2007) from University of Cincinnati and PhD in Nuclear Engineering (2012) from University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Prior to ORNL, Bhatt has worked at Framatome Inc. (formerly known as Areva Inc.) as Nuclear Engineer from 2012 to 2016 and at Holtec International as Senior Nuclear Engineer in the Small Modular Reactor (SMR) group from 2016 to 2019. 

At Framatome Inc., Bhatt worked in fuel cycle reload analyses, developing new methodologies and lead the thermal-hydraulics part of the CRUD risk analysis. At Holtec International, Bhatt worked on developing new methodologies and developing thermal-hydraulics analyses for licensing of SMR-160 reactor. Currently, Bhatt is involved in development of Used Nuclear Fuel-Storage, Transportation & Disposal Analysis Resource and Data Systems (UNF-ST&DARDS), which provides a comprehensive spent nuclear fuel (SNF) database and integrated analysis tool. He has worked in safety analysis of Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR) and has worked on criticality consequence analysis for the direct disposal of dual purpose canisters (DPCs). He is also involved with various other projects with in the  Fusion and Fission Energy and Science Directorate.