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Dr. Mitchell T. Farmer

Mitchell T. FarmerDr. Mitchell T. Farmer

Department Manager, Engineering Development & Applications

Nuclear Engineering Division
Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Farmer is a Senior Nuclear Engineer in the Nuclear Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory.  He has over twenty five years of experience in various R&D areas related to reactor development, design, and safety. A principal career focus area has been light water reactor (LWR) severe accident analysis and experiments. More recently he has also been involved in the analysis, design, and conduct of experiments related to operations and safety of Generation IV reactor concepts including sodium fast reactors, as well as high-temperature gas cooled reactors.  He has over 200 publications in the above mentioned technical areas. Dr. Farmer also serves as the Department Manager for the Engineering Development and Applications Department within the Nuclear Engineering Division in which these and other programs are carried out.

Dr. Farmer received his Bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University, his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska, and his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois.

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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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