Michael F. Simpson

University of Utah, Department of Metallurgical Engineering., USA


Michael F. Simpson received a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University and a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from California Institute of Technology. He is currently a Principal Investigating Researcher at Idaho National Laboratory which he joined in 1996 to participate in the development of the EBR-II spent fuel treatment process. The SFT process utilizes pyroprocessing to stabilize the spent fuel and immobilize actinides and fission products into ceramic waste forms. Dr. Simpson has performed research on a number of different aspects of pyroprocessing, including molten-salt separations, oxide reduction, and ceramic waste processing. He also served as the department Manager for pyroprocessing technology at INL. He is the author or coauthor of over 60 publications on pyroprocessing. His current research interests are in the areas of safeguards and waste minimization of pyroprocessing systems.

Biography Updated on 11 November 2012

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