Michael E. Dunn

Michael Dunn, Ph.D. is the Nuclear Data (ND) Group Leader in the Nuclear Science & Technology Division (NSTD) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Dr. Dunn has approximately 14 years of nuclear engineering experience in the areas of nuclear criticality safety, radiation transport and cross-section processing methods development. In 1992, he received his B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tennessee (UT), and he was recognized as the top graduate for the entire UT College of Engineering. Subsequently, he completed his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from UT in 1994, and 1996, respectively. After receiving his Ph.D., he worked as a Nuclear Criticality Safety Engineer at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) in Paducah, KY. As a criticality engineer, Dr. Dunn provided technical operations support to various uranium enrichment operations at PGDP. While at PGDP, he performed work to support the enrichment plant transition from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) oversight. In 1997, Dr. Dunn transferred to ORNL and joined the SCALE (Standardized Computing Analyses for Licensing Evaluation) software development team. Dr. Dunn is the primary developer of the continuous-energy KENO (CE-KENO) Monte Carlo software. In 2003, he became the group leader for the newly formed ND Group within NSTD. As the ORNL ND Group Leader, Dr. Dunn continues to perform SCALE software development tasks while overseeing the development of the AMPX cross-section processing system that is used to prepare nuclear data libraries for radiation transport software used in the nuclear industry. In addition, Dr. Dunn oversees the ORNL cross-section measurement and evaluation work for providing improved evaluated cross-section data to the U.S. Evaluated Nuclear Data File (ENDF/B) system. Dr. Dunn is a member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), and he is a past board member of the ANS Oak Ridge/Knoxville Section.

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