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Dr. Craig Gerardi

Dr. Craig Gerardi

Dr. Craig Gerardi

Section Manager, Reactor Safety Testing & Analysis

Nuclear Engineering Division
Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Gerardi leads the Reactor Safety Testing and Analysis section within the Nuclear Engineering Division which provides data from experiments for the validation and development of advanced computational tools.  He has over a decade of experience with designing, building, and operating experiments to support safety and severe accident studies of light water reactor (LWR) and advanced reactor technologies including the sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR).  He also has technical and project management experience in the area of deepwater drilling safety.  Craig obtained his Ph.D. and M.S. in Nuclear Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.


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Reactor Safety Experimentation

Reactor Safety Experimentation
We design, build, and operate test facilities that provide validation data for a variety of advanced computational tools. Our corium/concrete interaction experiments, the largest of their kind, support development of severe accident codes. Two fluid dynamics facilities, MAX and NSTF, provide benchmark data for CFD codes and a liquid sodium rig examines sodium/CO2 interactions for advanced energy conversion applications.
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