Dr. Douglas Burns

DOE Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Program Manager
American Nuclear Society
Idaho National Laboratory
2525 N. Fremont Ave, MS 6122
United States


Dr. Burns is the primary interface between the Department of Energy and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for development of nuclear thermal propulsion technologies. Dr. Burns holds a PhD in Nuclear Engineering and an MBA from Idaho State University and he has served in various program management roles at the Idaho National Laboratory since 1993. He has extensive experience with nuclear power research and development, development of high-performance nuclear system modeling and simulation tools, remediation of radioactive environmental contamination, and nuclear reactor operations. His current research interests include development of high temperature materials for use in space reactor fuels and support systems.


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