Biography: Pattrick Calderoni, Ph.D., is a scientist/engineer in the Nuclear Science and Engineering Department at Idaho National Laboratory. In this capacity, he is the technical leader for all experiments in the Safety and Tritium Applied Research (STAR) facility. He leads experimental activities at the STAR facility in support of the Fusion Safety Program funded by the US Department of Energy, with focus on tritium interaction with materials, in particular plasma facing components, breeders and coolants. In addition, he leads experimental activities in support of the Next Generation Power Plant (NGNP) program in the area of fission product transport. He also provides technical support to the Department of Energy Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) and Gen IV programs in the area of power extraction and high temperature coolant systems, including liquid metals and molten salts.
Mr. Calderoni joined INL in 2006 and has extensive experience in applied thermal fluids with a focus on advanced coolants and high temperature materials; plasma physics and plasma materials interaction; and tritrium transport in materials. He earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from UCLA, his M.S. in mechanical engineering from UCLA, and his B.A. in nuclear engineering from the Universita di Bologna in Italy. He is a member of the American Nuclear Society. Outside of work, he enjoys skiing, snowboarding and surfing.
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering - UCLA
M.S., Mechanical Engineering - UCLA
B.A. Nuclear Engineering - Universita di Bologna, Italy