Argonne National Laboratory

Mark Nutt

Mark Nutt

Principal Nuclear Engineer
- Nuclear Engineering

Dr. W. Mark Nutt is a Principal Nuclear Engineer at Argonne National Laboratory and is currently the National Technical Director of the DOE-NE's Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation Planning Project (NFST). The NFST mission is to lay the groundwork for implementing interim storage, including associated transportation, per the Administration’s Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste, and to develop a foundation for a new nuclear waste management organization.

Dr. Nutt has over 20 years of experience in the nuclear industry with 15 years primarily in the area of used nuclear fuel management. He has lead and participated in a wide range of projects related to the management and disposal of nuclear waste. He has been an active participant in the DOE-NE Fuel Cycle Technology program for the past 8 years and served as the Deputy National Technical Director of the DOE-NE Used Fuel Disposition Research and Development Campaign. Prior to joining Argonne in 2006, Dr. Nutt spent 10 years supporting the DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM). Dr. Nutt is familiar with at-reactor fuel management processes, experience gained as the lead fuels engineer for the St. Lucie nuclear power station.

Awards, Honors and Memberships

  • U.S. Representative on the IAEA Technical Working Group for Fuel Cycle Options and Spent Fuel Management

Selected Professional Activities

  • Completed the Argonne National Laboratory Strategic Laboratory Leadership Program through the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Consulted by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) and the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) in the development of Management of Spent Fuel and its Waste (EASAC policy report no. 23)

Publications and Patents

  • E.L. Hardin, D.J. Clayton, R.L. Howard, J. Clarity, J.M. Scaglione, J.T. Carter, W.M. Nutt, R.W. Clark, Evaluation of Direct Disposal of Dual-Purpose Canisters, in RadWaste Solutions, Vol. 21, no. 1, January-March 2014.
  • W. Nutt, E. Morris, F. Puig, R. Howard, J. Jarrell, R. Joseph, T. Cotton, Waste Management System Architecture Evaluations, Proceedings of the WM2013 Conference, March 2014, Phoenix, AZ.
  • T. Mui, M. Nutt, Preliminary Design Concepts for a Deep Borehole Disposal Re-Packaging Facility Proceedings of the WM2013 Conference, March 2014, Phoenix, AZ.
  • M. Nutt, R. Howard, I. Busch, J. Carter, A. Delley, E. Kalinina, E. Hardin, T. Cotton, Used Fuel Management System Architecture and Interface Analyses, Proceedings of the ASME 2013 15th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management, September 2013, Brussels Belgium.
  • M. Nutt, P. Swift, J. Birkholzer, W. Boyle, T. Gunter, N. Larson, R. MacKinnon, K. McMahon, K. Sorenson, Overview of the United States Department of Energy’s Used Fuel Disposition Research and Development Campaign, Proceedings of the ASME 2013 15th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management, September 2013, Brussels Belgium.
  • J.C. Wagner, J.L. Peterson, D.E. Mueller, J.C. Gehin, A. Worrall, T. Taiwo, M. Nutt, M.A. Williamson, M. Todosow, R. Wigeland, W.G. Halsey, R.P. Omberg, P.N. Swift, J. Carter, Categorization of Used Nuclear Fuel Inventory in Support of a Comprehensive National Nuclear Fuel Cycle Strategy, Proceedings of the WM2013 Conference, February, 2013, Phoenix, AZ.
  • R. P. Rechard, M. Nutt, M. Sutton, J.A. Blink, H.R. Greenberg, M. Sharma, Influence of Alternative Fuel Cycles on Uncertainty Associated With Geologic Disposal, Proceedings of the OECD/NEA Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation 12th Information Exchange Meeting, September 2012.
  • R.H. Stoll, D.L. Pentz, J.T. Greeve, R.I. Miller, W.M. Nutt, F.R. Sheppard, Prioritization Risk Integration Simulation Model (PRISM) for Environmental Remediation and Waste Management, Proceedings of the WM2012 Conference, February 2012.
  • J. Kessler, M. Apted, M. Kozak, M. Nutt, A. Sowder, P. Swift, Radiotoxicity Index: an Inappropriate Discriminator for Advanced Fuel Cycle Technology Selection, Proceedings of the WM2012 Conference, February 2012. 
  • K. McMahon, P. Swift, M. Nutt, M. Peters, J. Williams, M. Voegele, J. Birkholzer, Establishment of Research and Development Priorities Regarding the Geologic Disposal of Nuclear Waste in the United States and Strategies for International Collaboration, Proceedings of GLOBAL 2011, Makuhari Japan, December 11-16, 2011.
  • W.M. Nutt, E.E. Morris, Uncertainty Analysis for Unprotected Accidents in Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactors, Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, Vol. 48, Issue 4, April 2011.
  • R.N. Hill, W.M. Nutt, J.J. Laidler, Advanced Reactors and Associated Fuel Cycle Facilities: Safety and Environmental Impacts, Health Physics, Vol. 100, Issue 1, January 2011.