This presentation provides an overview of the research and irradiation capabilities of the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) located at the U.S. Department of Energy Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The ATR which has been designated by DOE as a National Scientific User Facility (NSUF) is operated by Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC. This paper will describe the ATR and discuss the research opportunities for university (faculty and students) and industry researchers to use this unique facility for nuclear fuels and materials experiments in support of advanced reactor development and life extension issues for currently operating nuclear reactors.
Ms. Marshall is currently the manager of the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) National Scientific User Facility (NSUF) Program at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), with responsibility for managing the NSUF irradiation experiments performed in the ATR. Ms Marshall earned a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Idaho, and is a registered Professional Engineer. She held a reactor operator license on the UVA Reactor and worked in the commercial nuclear power industry as a startup and plant system engineer prior to coming to the INL in 1991. At the INL, Ms Marshall has supported and led projects in the areas of irradiation experiments, nuclear power plant engineering, and regulatory support.