Randall O. Gauntt
Randall Gauntt has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University, and over 30 years of experience at Sandia National Laboratories performing reactor safety research for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Department of Energy, including 10 years performing phenomenological in-reactor experiments focused on fuel damage progression and fission product release and transport following a severe accident in and LWR. Between 1996 and 2005 he led the MELCOR computer code development project, a system level severe accident simulation code used widely worldwide by regulatory agencies in support of licensing and safety activities. Since 2005 he has been the manager of the MELCOR and MACCS code development and applications group at Sandia supporting code development activities and analytic studies supporting reactor licensing activities, risk analyses, and severe accident consequence studies. His department, the Severe Accident Analysis Department, at Sandia led the MELCOR analytical activities supporting the SOARCA project for the Peach Bottom and Surry reactor plant designs. In March of 2011 he spent 1 month in Japan for the U.S. Department of Energy in their response to the Fukushima disaster supporting U.S. interests and the Government of Japan.