Research Areas: Advanced Characterization; Advanced Manufacturing Leadership; Advanced Materials; Advanced Safeguards; Advanced Vehicles; Analytical Chemistry; Applied materials science and engineering; CFD Simulations; Characterization Systems and Services; Chemical and Radiation Measurements; Chemical Engineering and Chemistry; Chemical Processing; Chemical Separations; Computational mechanics; Computational Physics; Control System Security; Control Systems; Data Analytics; Data Assimilation; Data collection; Data Driven Mapping Solutions; Distributed Optimization; Dynamic characterization and testing of nuclear materials; Efficient Manufacturing; Electrical engineering; Electro analytical techniques; Electrochemical engineering; Electrochemical Processes; Experimental design; Extreme Conditions Research; Gamma and X-ray spectroscopy; Gas/Solid separations; Ionic Liquids; Light Water Reactor Chemistry and Corrosion Processes; Materials Characterization; Materials Properties and Performance; Materials Science and Engineering; Mathematical modeling; Mechanical Testing; Mesoscale modeling and simulation; Radiation Chemistry of Nuclear Reprocessing Systems; Radiation interaction with materials; Radiation Measurements; Radiation Tolerant Materials; Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning; Recording and real-time data analysis; Remote Sensing; Renewable Energy; Robotics; Structural Engineering; Surface Characterization; Thermophysical Properties of Nuclear Fuel Materials ; University Partnerships; Unmanned Systems; Web-based mapping tools for Geospatial Science
Dr. David Horvath is a research scientist at Idaho National Laboratory's Pyrochemical & Molten Salt Systems Department, where he started as a postdoctoral research associate before joining the staff. He holds a doctorate in metallurgical engineering (specializing in nuclear pyrometallurgy) from the University of Utah, where he also received his bachelor's. His research specialties include oxide reduction and electrorefining operation optimization, uranium and transuranic elemental drawdown in electrorefiners, and uranium growth morphology as it relates to maximizing extraction.
He has collaborated with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute and Seoul National University on experimental reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel. He is a member of American Nuclear Society, the Electrochemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. He has authored or co-authored articles in the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, the Journal of the Electrochemical Society, and Transactions of the American Nuclear Society.
Ph. D., metallurgical engineering - University of Utah