United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Samuel G. Durbin II

Dr. Samuel Durbin received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005.  He is currently a Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories.  With over ten years of experience as an experimentalist on large-scale projects, Dr. Durbin has participated in several multi-disciplinary research efforts including zirconium fires in spent fuel assemblies and offsite mitigation studies of radioactive releases.  He is currently the principal investigator of several projects regarding the safety and security of spent nuclear fuel.  Among these is an ongoing effort to study the thermal performance of a dry cask simulator using a single, electrically-heated boiling water reactor fuel assembly.

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