Idaho National Lab
Dr. David Petti is a nuclear engineer with over 25 years of experience in nuclear technology development projects and currently a laboratory fellow at the Idaho National Laboratory. He is currently the Technical Director of the Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) Technology Development Project. In that role, he oversees all R&D for the project including TRISO coated particle fuels, graphite, high temperature materials and design and safety evaluation methods. He is an expert in coated particle fuel technology and in that role he served as the Chief Scientific Investigator for US in IAEA Coordinated Research Program on Coated Particle Fuel Technology and is currently the chair and US representative to the GIF VHTR Fuel and Fuel Cycle Project Management Board. He also spent over 10 years working in the US fusion program in the area of fusion safety where he oversaw the R&D needed to perform accurate safety analysis of future fusion facilities, led the development of a US fusion safety standard and was heavily involved in the formulation and execution of safety strategy for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). Earlier in his career he worked in the area of severe light water reactor accidents where he was involved in severe fuel damage experiments to define phenomena associated with fuel degradation in severe accidents and concomitant fission product release and transport.
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Dr. Petti's tutorial focuses on Light Water Reactor Fuel.