Brian Weston

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Research Reactors Division Director

As Director for the Research Reactors Division in the Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Brian Weston is responsible for the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of the High Flux Isotope Reactor.  This 85MW reactor is the highest flux reactor-based source of neutrons for research in the United States, and it provides one of the highest steady-state neutron fluxes of any research reactor in the world, enabling world-class capabilities for neutron scattering, isotope production, materials irradiation, neutron activation analysis, and nuclear physics.  Brian has been at ORNL since 2007, spending most of that time at HFIR in management roles for Maintenance and Engineering.  He also served in the Lab Director’s Office for two years as Director for the Office of Integrated Performance Management before returning to HFIR as division director in 2019.  Prior to joining the Laboratory, Brian spent 14 years in engineering and management for tier one automotive manufacturers, including a one-year assignment in Japan.  In addition to his responsibilities at ORNL, he serves on the Board of Managers at Idaho National Laboratory, where he has chaired the Operations Committee since 2018.  Mr. Weston holds a BS in Engineering Science from Vanderbilt University.