Doug C. Crawford
Research Areas: Nuclear Engineering; Nuclear Fuels
Biography: As the Chief Scientist for the Materials & Fuels Complex, Doug Crawford is responsible for implementing strategies to modernize the MFC research capabilities to impact the deployment of advanced nuclear energy technology, foster collaborations with nuclear universities and laboratories, and facilitate delivery of outcomes for industrial partnerships to meet fuels and materials research and development needs. Crawford had previously worked at Argonne National Laboratory-West and INL in increasingly responsible leadership positions, with emphasis on R&D of nuclear fuels and materials. In 2007, Crawford worked at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy leading engineering teams supporting boiling water reactor customers with fuel technology, reactor systems and components engineering, and reactor plant mechanical analysis. Crawford also worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as reactor technology leader and GAIN deputy director before rejoining INL.
Bachelor's degree, metallurgical engineering, University of Idaho, 1984
Master's degree, nuclear engineering, University of Washington, 1986
Doctorate, nuclear engineering, University of Michigan, 1991
MBA, University of Chicago, 2005
D. C. Crawford, D. L. Porter, S. L. Hayes, and R. N. Hill, “Fuel Element Design for the Enhanced Destruction of Plutonium in a Nuclear Reactor,” U. S. Patent No. 5,887,044, Issued March 23, 1999.
April 2008 GE Hitachi Nuclear Quality Cup Team Member
ANS Materials Science and Technology Division 2006 Significant Contribution Award
ANS 1996 Young Member Engineering Achievement Award
ANL Exceptional Performance Awards
ANS Materials Science and Technology Division Scholarship
Tau Beta Pi, Phi Gamma Delta chapter Outstanding Senior
Ziegler Foundation Scholarship at University of Idaho
Crawford's subject matter expertise includes fast reactor and boiling water reactor fuel performance and design, fuel safety testing and licensing, fuel specification, technical leadership and issue resolution, and nuclear materials storage technology.