Biography: Russell Gardner received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Nuclear Engineering from Oregon State University in 2010. He started working at INL as an intern in 2009 and became a full-time employee July 2010 as an Experiment Power Reactor Operator at INL’s Advanced Test Reactor (ATR). Mr. Gardner spent 4 years at the ATR in nuclear operations before transferring to the fuel modeling and simulation department in early 2014. While originally brought in to the Bison team to help with the code assessment effort, his responsibilities expanded to tasks such as maintenance of the assessment bank and the associated nightly testing, working with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) on Mixed Oxide (MOX) fuel collaborations, training and general user support and working as a Bison point of contact for the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) program.
B.S., Nuclear Engineering - Oregon State University