07/03/2012

Susana Reyes named vice-chair of ANS Fusion Energy Division

Breanna Bishop, LLNL, (925) 423-9802, bishop33@llnl.gov



Susana Reyes
LLNL nuclear engineer Susana Reyes, leader of Laser Inertial Fusion Energy (LIFE) Licensing and Tritium Systems, has been elected vice-chair of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Fusion Energy Division and will serve as chair in 2013.

Reyes has more than 12 years of experience in international fusion projects. She earned a Masters of Science degree in power engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 1998 and a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the UNED University in Madrid in 2001.

Reyes then joined LLNL's Fusion Energy Program to work on the safety analysis of inertial fusion energy power plant designs. Since then, she has worked in a variety of fusion research projects, such as the U.S. ITER Test Blanket Module program, for the testing of tritium breeding blanket concepts within the ITER facility. She also has  been strongly involved in neutronics and materials damage simulations at LLNL in support of high-energy accelerators and of the National Ignition Facility (NIF). From 2006 until early 2010, Reyes took a leave of absence from LLNL in order to join the ITER Organization in Cadarache, France, to support the project through the performance and coordination of safety analyses and associated documentation in preparation for ITER licensing.

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