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Gregory Housley

Mechanical Engineer

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Greg Housley, is an experiment designer in the Experiment Design and Analysis Department at Idaho National Laboratory. Currently, he is primarily working for the U.S. High Performance Research Reactor (US-HPRR) Conversion program with the Fuel Qualification (FQ) pillar. They are working on converting several reactors from High Enriched Uranium (HEU) to Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) fuel. He is assigned as the Lead Engineer of the experiments being irradiated in both the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) and eventually, the Belgian Reactor 2 (BR2). His focus for the next few years is experiments to be irradiated in BR2. The program has successfully irradiated mini-plate (MP) tests in ATR, and is moving towards full-size plate (FSP) experiments, and finally Design Demonstration Experiments (DDEs). He is responsible for design, analyses, fabrication, and testing of the four DDEs that are currently underway in the conceptual design stage. Mr. Housley has been with INL more than 28 years. He is very proficient in using CAD and graphic software. He has expertise in mechanical design, hot cell tool design, and electrolysis fuel cell experiments. He holds a B.S. in design engineering from Brigham Young University. In his off-time, he enjoys waterskiing, wakeboarding, hydro-foiling, skiing, snowmobiling, and fixing things. He also finds time to play bass guitar in a local rock band.


B.S., Design Engineering Technology - Brigham Young University

A.S., Design Engineering Technology - Ricks College


​Stoots, C. M., O’Brien, J. E., Condie, K., Moore-McAteer, L., Housley, G. K., Hartvigsen, J. J., and Herring, J. S., “The High-Temperature Electrolysis Integrated Laboratory Experiment,” Nuclear Technology, April, 2009.

Housley, G. K., O’Brien, J. E., and Hawkes, G. L., “Design of a Compact Heat Exchanger for Heat Recuperation from a High Temperature Electrolysis System,” 2008 ASME International Congress and Exposition, paper# IMECE2008-68917, Boston, Nov., 2008. (pdf)

Housley, G. K., Condie, K., O’Brien, J.E., Stoots, C.M., “Design of an Integrated Laboratory Scale Experiment for Hydrogen Production via High Temperature Electrolysis,” paper no. 172431, ANS Embedded Topical: International Topical Meeting on the Safety and Technology of Nuclear Hydrogen Production, Control, and Management, June 24 - 28, 2007, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (pdf)

IDR# 1461, O’Brien, J. E., Housley, G. K., Hawkes, G. L., and Stoots, C. M., “Internally manifolded compact heat exchanger for heat recuperation from a multiple-stack high-temperature electrolysis module,” submitted, April 1, 2008.

Herring, J. S., O’Brien, J. E., Stoots, C. M., and Housley, G. K., “Recent Results in the Development of High Temperature Electrolysis for Hydrogen Production,” GLOBAL 2007, paper no. 180109, September 9-13, 2007, Boise, ID.


​​Received Laboratory Director’s Exemplary Achievement Award for Outstanding operation of the three-module Integrated Laboratory Scale experiment for the High Temperature Electrolysis project.

Responsible for Waste Package Closure Simulation video, a strong selling feature for work to be performed at INL for the Yucca Mountain Project. Presented an Award of Excellence from the Society of Technical Communications (STC) for the simulation, 2003-2004 Online Competition.

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