Daniel Ingersoll Joins NuScale as Director of Research

Daniel Ingersoll Joins NuScale as Director of Research

Monday, January 30, 2012 5:08 am PST

Daniel Ingersoll, Ph.D., has joined NuScale Power, LLC as Director of Research Collaborations with responsibility for establishing and managing the Research Office in the Office of Technology.

Ingersoll’s responsibilities include identifying new advanced reactor research opportunities, establishing collaborative research projects with external organizations, and promoting opportunities for internal R&D. Ingersoll joins NuScale from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where he was senior program manager.

During the past 10 years at ORNL, Ingersoll focused on the development and deployment of small modular reactors for commercial power applications. He led the Grid-Appropriate Reactor program within the Department of Energy (DOE) Global Nuclear Energy Partnership program. Ingersoll has served as National Technical Director for the anticipated DOE Small Modular Reactor program during the past two years.

Ingersoll is a graduate of Miami University, and holds a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois.

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NuScale Power is designing a nuclear steam supply system and nuclear power plant that offers the benefits of nuclear power but takes away the issues presented by installing large capacity. The NuScale design is for a modular, scalable Light Water Reactor (LWR) nuclear power plant system. A nuclear power plant using NuScale’s technology is comprised of individual NSSS modules. Each produces 45 megawatts with its own combined containment vessel and reactor system, and its own designated turbine-generator set. A power plant can include as many as 12 NuScale integral PWR modules to produce as much as 540 megawatts. NuScale power plants are scalable – additional modules are added as customer demand for electricity increases. These multi-module plants are highly reliable – one unit can be taken out of service for refueling or maintenance, or a new unit added, without affecting the operation of the others.

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