Dr. Blandford joined the University of New Mexico as an assistant professor in the Fall of 2012. Prior to that, Dr. Blandford was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University where he worked dominantly on reactor security and safety issues as well as safeguards technology development for pyroprocessing applications. He also worked for several years as a project manager at the Electric Power Research Institute focusing on steam generator thermal-hydraulics and material degradation management. Dr. Blandford’s research interests at UNM include risk-informed design guidance for advanced reactors including reliability of passive safety systems, thermal-fluids experimental validation, fluoride salt-cooled high temperature reactor technology development, LWR severe accident experimentation, and pyroprocessing process monitoring simulation for safeguards applications. Dr. Blandford received his PhD and MS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Dr. Blandford's Tutorial Focuses on Approaches to Make Special Nuclear Materials (SNMs) More Easily Monitored and Detectable.