NRIC Tech Talk – STAND Tool

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 10:00 – 11:00 AM MST

If you have interest in a follow-up tutorial small session, please email emily.nichols@inl.gov by Feb. 4.

Join us to learn more about the Siting Tool for Advanced Nuclear Development (STAND), a user-friendly decision tool that supports current and emerging advanced nuclear companies in locating potential host communities. STAND’s expansive data sets go beyond traditional proximity and safety siting data to also include socioeconomic data at the community level, which will help your team facilitate and accelerate the siting process.

To request access to the STAND tool, click the link below. The authorization process may take up to 48 hours.

 Once you’ve been granted access, click on the link below to use STAND tool.

Presenters

Matthew Bucknor

Matthew Bucknor

Matthew Bucknor is a principal nuclear safety/risk analyst with the Nuclear Science and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He has expertise in leading and performing advanced reactor safety and risk assessments for the Department of Energy and in collaboration with industry partners. His areas of technical expertise include advanced reactor safety analysis, probabilistic risk assessments, component reliability evaluations, mechanistic source term evaluations, and advanced reactor modeling and simulation. Matthew Bucknor holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Ohio State University.

 

 

Gabrielle Hoelzle

Gabrielle Hoelzle

Gabrielle Hoelzle is a senior technical project manager and former lead data scientist at the Fastest Path to Zero Initiative (FPTZ) at the University of Michigan’s Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences. She led the development of a series of web applications supporting the rapid and equitable deployment of advanced nuclear reactors in the U.S. and internationally.

 

Randy Belles

Randy Belles

Randy Belles is a senior reactor safety and licensing analyst at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He previously worked for Florida Power and Light at the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant where he held an SRO license. Mr. Belles is recognized for his background in reactor operations, his understanding of multiple advanced reactor systems, and his knowledge of reactor siting criteria.

Michael Samsa

Michael Samsa

Michael Samsa is a decision analysis associate with the Decision and Infrastructure Systems Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He is an accomplished systems professional specializing in the development and application of decision support systems and risk management strategies for public and private sector clients. He has experience counseling organizations in areas as diverse as aviation security and nuclear waste to improve their risk management and decision making in highly dynamic and uncertain environments.

 

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NRIC Tech Talks: Digital Engineering - Feb. 16, 2021
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What Inspires Us: Advanced Reactor Demonstrations - Jan. 7, 2021
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