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Colleen Shelton-Davis

Principal Investigator

Research Areas:
Information Systems and Process Analytics

Biography:
A project manager in the Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technologies Department, Shelton-Davis provides oversight and management of various research activities. Since coming to the Idaho National Laboratory in 1985, she has provided project management support for a program to develop low-enriched uranium fuel as a substitute for high enriched uranium fuel in research reactors. She has worked on the design, construction and operation of a testing system for preprocessing biomass material prior to conversion for energy production as part of the U.S. alternative energy initiative. She has managed a project to design, develop, construct and demonstrate a closure system for a waste package to dispose spent nuclear fuel in a geological repository. Additionally, she has worked on multiple research projects associated with hybrid energy systems, corrosion studies and material choice for new spent fuel canisters and processing equipment, and corrosion studies and analyses for high level radioactive liquid waste storage systems. She holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Idaho.

Education:

​M.S., Chemical Engineering - University of Idaho

B.S., Metallurgical Engineering - University of Idaho

Affiliations:
Executive Committee, Publications Chair, Robotics and Remote Systems Division, American Nuclear Society, 2008-2012.
Publications:
​Gombert, D., McIntyre, C. V., Mizia, R. E., & Schindler, R. E. (1990). "Low level liquid waste treatment and recycle using acid fractionation", Spectrum 90.

 
JF Relyea, DP Trott, CV McIntyre, CG Rieger (1986)."Diffusion of tritiated water and chloride in basalt-bentonite mixtures", Nuclear Technology, 74 (3), 317-323.
Presentations:
​“Remote Closure Operations,” NEI Dry Storage Information Forum, 2009.

 
“Remote Operations for Waste Package Closure,” American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, 2009.

 
“Welding Robot and Remote Handling System for the Yucca Mountain Waste Package Closure System,” Waste Management Symposia, 2008.

 
“Waste Package Closure System,” International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, 2006.

 
Session Chair, American Nuclear Society's Fifth Topical Meeting on DOE Spent Nuclear Fuel and Fissile Materials, 2002.

 
“Colloid Stability in Corrosion Leachates of Unirradiated Uranium Metal Fuel,” 75th ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, 2001.

 
“Radioactive Colloids from Degradation of Metallic Uranium Reactor Fuel,” 75th ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, 2001.

 
“Corrosive Alteration of N-Reactor Fuel Exposed to Simulated Groundwater,” American Nuclear Society High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, 2001.

 
“Characterization of Uranium Corrosion Product Colloids by Dynamic Light Scattering,” American Nuclear Society High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, 2001.

 
“Dissolution Rate Testing of Unirradiated N-Reactor Fuel,” Metallurgical Society Fall Meeting, 2000.

 
“Colloid Generation from Metallic Uranium Fuel,” The Metallurgical Society Fall Meeting, 2000.

 
“Fuel Performance of DOE Fuels in Water Storage,” American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, 1993.

 
“Removal of Contaminates for Liquid Waste by Acid Fractionation,” American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, 1987.
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