Biography: Douglas Marshall is an engineer working for the VHTR Technical Development Department at Idaho National Laboratory where he is the technical lead for TRISO fuel particle coating development activities. He is responsible for design and test planning for an engineering-scale fuel particle coater, assisting with fuel defect detection/elimination and fuel compaction development activities, and conducting fluidization tests to discover ways to use pressure fluctuation to analyze fluidized beds.
Marshall has been with INL more than 25 years and has extensive experience in fluidized and spouted beds; including beds used in former nuclear fuel reprocessing operations and the design of and experimentation with a fluidized bed test platform supporting aqueous nuclear waste treatment process development. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University and an M.S. in chemical engineering from University of Idaho. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from University of Idaho. He is a member of the Idaho Academy of Science and has written numerous technical reviews. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, hunting and spending time with family.