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Dr. Craig Gerardi

Dr. Craig Gerardi

Dr. Craig Gerardi

Department Manager, Engineering Development & Irradiation Services

Nuclear Engineering Division
Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Craig Gerardi is a Principal Nuclear Engineer in the Nuclear Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory.  Dr. Gerardi has experience in various R&D areas of reactor development, design and safety.  He has primarily focused on design, analysis and conduct of complex and unique experiments to support nuclear reactor safety and advanced reactor technology development. These experiments support both the operating fleet of light water reactors as well as Generation IV reactor concepts including sodium fast reactors. 

Dr. Gerardi also leads the Engineering Development & Irradiation Services (EDIS) Department.  The EDIS Department conducts a wide range of experiments related to nuclear engineering.  In addition to reactor safety and development activities, EDIS conducts R&D related to instruments, sensors and nondestructive evaluation techniques and produces radioisotopes for medical, national security and basic science applications.

Dr. Gerardi obtained his Ph.D. and M.S. in Nuclear Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his 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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