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Kevin Crofthttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=121Kevin CroftKevin M. Croft is a senior advisory engineer at Idaho National Laboratory, serving as robotics and remote handling lead on the conceptual design of the new INL Sample Preparation Laboratory, a $100 million facility. He has 38 years' experience as a mechanical engineer performing design and modification in nuclear and non-nuclear applications, field engineering, and equipment and systems design, mockup, and testing. He has 29 years' experience in personnel management, program team management, research principal investigator, project management and as a group lead. He holds masters and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from University of Idaho. He has been an active member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers since 1984.<div class="ExternalClassCCA7F21508B74DA3BCE83D9BCDF114D3"><p>​M.E., Mechanical Engineering - University of Idaho</p><p>B.S., Mechanical Enginering - University of Idaho</p><p>A.A., General Studies - Ricks College</p></div>Environmental Engineering;Roboticshttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Kevin%20Croft.jpgSenior Advisory Engineer
Matthew Andersonhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=118Matthew AndersonMatthew Anderson has more than 15 years of experience in robotics and intelligent systems design with an emphasis in embedded system control and human machine interfaces. Over the past five years, he has worked as the principal investigator for fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles with an emphasis in cooperative unmanned vehicle research and intelligent remote sensing. <div class="ExternalClassEB51F50F838247E7B24814C8D72B3284"><p>​<span style="font-size:13px;">M.S., Electrical Engineering</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">B.S., Electrical Engineering</span></p></div><div class="ExternalClassE73A705F83414E5B8FCC1E315080BE95"><p>​<span style="font-size:13px;">Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">Tau Beta Pi</span></p></div><div class="ExternalClassB6C8A9D73D034491BD4A81DA44D6C98F"><p>​<span style="font-size:13px;">Hyperspectral remote sensing of sagebrush canopy. Proceedings of the 34th International Symposium of Remote Sensing, Sydney Australia, April 2011.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">“Spectroscopic detection of Nitrogen concentrations in sagebrush: implications for hyperspectral remote sensing”, Remote Sensing Letters, 2011, Volume 3, Number 4 pp. 285 to 294.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">“Small-footprint LiDAR estimations of sagebrush canopy characteristics”,Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing Journal, May 2011, Volume 77, Number 5 pp. 521 to 530.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">“Low Altitude Remote Sensing Program at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL)”, 2009 IFAC Workshop on Networked Robotics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, 6 October 2009.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">“Using Multiple Unmanned Systems for a Site Security Task”, Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems, Florida, 28 April 2009.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">“Intelligent Unmanned Vehicle Systems Suitable for Individual or Cooperative Missions”, SPIE AeroSense Unmanned Systems Technology IX, Florida, April 2007.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">“Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Dynamic-Tracking Directional Wireless Antennas for Low-Powered Applications that Require Reliable Extended Range Operations in Time Critical Scenarios”, The American Nuclear Society 2006 International Join Topical Meeting: Sharing Solutions for Emergencies and Hazardous Environments”, Salt Lake City, UT, February 2006.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">“Development of Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles for Large Area Radiation Surveys & Sampling”, The American Nuclear Society Tenth International Topical Meeting on Robotics and Remote Systems for Hazardous Environments, Gainesville, Florida, March 2004.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">“Development of the Auto-Steering Software and Equipment Technology (ASSET)”, SPIE AeroSense Robotic Ground Vehicle Technology, Orlando, Florida, April 2003.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">“Mixed Initiative Control for Remote Characterization of Hazardous Environments”, Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Big Island, HI, January 2003.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">“Robotic Gamma Locating and Isotopic Identification Device”, American Nuclear Society Spectrum 2002, Reno, NV, August 2002.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">“The Modified Brokk Demolition Machine with Remote Console”, IFAC International Conference in Germany, July 2001.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">“Development and Implementation of Large-Scale Micro-robotic Forces Using Formation Behaviors”, SPIE AeroSense Robotic Ground Vehicle Technology, Orlando, Florida, April 2001.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">“The VirtualwindoW: A Reconfigurable, Modular, Stereo Vision System”, SPIE AeroSense Robotic Ground Vehicle Technology, Orlando, Florida, April 1999.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">“Intelligent Navigation and Multi-Vehicle Coordination”, SPIE AeroSense Robotic Ground Vehicle Technology, Orlando, Florida, April 1999.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px;">“The Remote Underwater Characterization System”, ANS 8th Meeting on Robotics and Remote Systems, Pittsburgh, PA, April 1999.</span></p></div>Robotics;Bioenergy Technologies;Biomass Feedstock National User Facility https://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Matthew%20Anderson.jpgAdvisory Electrical Engineer
Timothy McJunkinhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=126Timothy McJunkinTimothy McJunkin is an electrical engineer at the Idaho National Laboratory (since 1999) with research and development interest resilient control of critical infrastructure, Smart Grid for renewable energy integration, robotics and automation, intelligent systems, and acoustic based non-destructive examination. He is a senior researcher for the INL distinctive signature in Instrumentation Control and Intelligent Systems. He led the nondestructive examination development and was a key contributor in the robotic system development for the Yucca Mountain Waste Package Closure System. His record of achievement includes 16 peer review journal articles, a book chapter and 11 patents on topics of computer systems, analytical chemistry instrument systems, industrial automation, Smart Grid, and nondestructive examination. Prior to joining INL, he was with Compaq Computer Corporation’s Industry Standard Server Group (1994-1999) leading board level motherboard design of multiple server products. He holds a Master of Science in electrical and computer engineering from Utah State University and is pursuing his Ph.D. in the University of Idaho’s Electrical Engineering Department. At Utah State he was awarded a Rocky Mountain NASA Space Grant Consortium fellowship for his work on autonomous planetary vehicles. He serves as an adjunct professor for Idaho State University Electrical Engineering department.<div class="ExternalClassEE3DEFD2250E4E1890161873E630B072"><p>​M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering - Utah State University</p><p>B.S., Electrical Engineering - Utah State University</p></div><div class="ExternalClass9807DFF4723B496583D1994B19C5D3F7"><p>​Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers</p><p>American Nuclear Society</p><p>Tau Beta Pi</p><p>Phi Kappa Phi</p></div><div class="ExternalClass30B1ECB96794424989FB62A39830BC27"><div><strong>​Journals</strong></div><div>T. R. McJunkin, T. L. Trowbridge, K. E. Wright, and J. R. Scott, “Integrated fiducial sample mount and software for correlated microscopy,” Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 85, no. 2, pp. –, 2014. [Online]. Available: http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/rsi/85/2/10.1063/ 1.4862935</div><div><br> </div><div>J. J. Hatch, T. R. McJunkin, C. Hanson, and J. R. Scott, “Automated interpretation of libs spectra using a fuzzy logic inference engine,” Appl. Opt., vol. 51, no. 7, pp. B155–B164, Mar 2012. [Online]. Available: http://ao.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-7-B155</div><div><br> </div><div>C. I. Nichol, D. P. Pace, E. D. Larsen, T. R. McJunkin, D. E. Clark, M. L. Clark, K. L. Skinner, A. D. Watkins, and H. B. Smartt, “Yucca mountain waste package closure system robotic welding and inspection system,” Nuclear Technology, vol. 176, no. 1, pp. 138–146, October 2011.</div><div><br> </div><div>T. R. McJunkin and J. R. Scott, Fuzzy Logic: Theory, Programming and Applications. Nova Science, 2009, ch. Application of Fuzzy Logic for Automated Interpretation of Mass Spectra, pp. 85–114. [Online]. Available: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product info.php? products id=7652</div><div><br> </div><div>H. Lai., T. R. McJunkin, C. J. Miller, J. R. Scott, and J. R. Almirall, “The predictive power of simion/sds simulation software for modeling ion mobility spectrometry instruments,” International Journal Of Mass Spectrometry, vol. 276, no. 1, pp. 1–8, 2008. [Online]. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ijms.2008.06.011</div><div><br> </div><div>T. R. McJunkin and J. R. Scott, “Fuzzy logic classification of imaging laser desorption fourier transform mass spectrometry data,” Journal of the Idaho Academy of Science, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 1–18, June 2008.</div><div><br> </div><div>C. D. Richardson, N. W. Hinman, T. R. McJunkin, J. M. Kotler, and J. R. Scott, “Exploring biosignatures associated with thenardite by geomatrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (galdi-fticr-ms),” Geomicrobiology Journal, vol. 25, no. 7-8, pp. 432–440, 2008.</div><div><br> </div><div>C. R. Tolle, T. R. McJunkin, and D. J. Gorsich, “An efficient implementation of the gliding box lacunarity algorithm,” Physica D-Nonlinear Phenomena, vol. 237, no. 3, pp. 306–315, MAR 2008.</div><div><br> </div><div>D. A. Dahl, T. R. McJunkin, and J. R. Scott, “Comparison of ion trajectories in vacuum and viscous environments using simion: Insights for instrument design,” International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, vol. 266, no. 1-3, pp. 156–165, OCT 1 2007.</div><div><br> </div><div>B. Yan, T. R. McJunkin, D. L. Stoner, and J. R. Scott, “Validation of fuzzy logic method for automated mass spectral classification for mineral imaging,” Applied Surface Science, vol. 253, no. 4, pp. 2011–2017, DEC 15 2006.</div><div><br> </div><div>T. R. Wood, R. J. Glass, T. R. McJunkin, R. K. Podgorney, R. A. Laviolette, K. S. Noah, D. L. Stoner, R. C. Starr, and K. Baker, “Unsaturated flow through a small fracture-matrix network: Part 1. experimental observations,” Vadose Zone Journal, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 90–100, FEB 2004.</div><div><br> </div><div>R. A. LaViolette, T. R. Wood, T. R. McJunkin, K. S. Noah, R. K. Podgorney, R. C. Starr, D. L. Stoner, and R. J. Glass, “Convergent flow observed in a laboratory-scale unsaturated fracture system,” Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 30, no. 2, p. 1083, JAN 29 2003.</div><div><br> </div><div>T. R. McJunkin, J. R. Scott, and C. J. Miller, “Toward an intelligent ion mobility spectrometer (ims),” International Journal for Ion Mobility Spectrometry, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 31–39, 2003. [Online]. Available: http://www.kist-europe.com/isims/pdf/6/2/IJIMS 6 2003 2.pdf</div><div><br> </div><div>T. R. McJunkin, P. L. . Tremblay, and J. R. Scott, “Automation and control of an imaging internal laser desorption Fourier transform mass spectrometer (I2LD-FTMS),” Journal of the Association  of  Laboratory  Automation,  vol.  7,  no.  3,  pp.  76–83,  June/July  2002.  [Online]. Available:   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1535-5535(04)00199-6</div><div><br> </div><div>D. L. Stoner, R. D. Stedtfeld, T. L. Tyler, F. J. White, T. R. McJunkin, and R. A. LaViolette, “Impact of microorganisms on unsaturated flow at fracture intersections,” Geophysical Research Letter, vol. 30, no. 18, p. 1960, SEP 26 2003.</div><div><br> </div><div>C. R. Tolle, T. R. McJunkin, and D. J. Gorsich, “Suboptimal minimum cluster volume cover- based method for measuring fractal dimension,” Pattern Analysis and  Machine  Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 32 – 41, 2003.</div><div><br> </div><div>C. R. Tolle, T. R. McJunkin, D. T. Rohrbaugh, and R. A. LaViolette, “Lacunarity definition for ramified data sets based on optimal cover,” Physica D-Nonlinear Phenomena, vol. 179, no. 3-4, pp. 129–152, MAY 15 2003.</div><div><br> </div><div>T. R. McJunkin, P. L. . Tremblay, and J. R. Scott, “Automated analysis of mass spectral data using fuzzy logic classification,” Journal of the Association of Laboratory Automation, vol. 8,  no. 3, pp. 61–63, April 2003. [Online]. Available: http://dx.doi.org/1016/S1535-5535(04)00255-2</div><div><br> </div><div>J. J. Hatch, T. R. McJunkin, and J. R. Scott, “Automated interpretation of libs spectra using fuzzy logic inference,” in North American Symposium on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (NASLIBS 2011), Clearwater Beach, Florida, July 2011.</div><div><br> </div><div><br> </div><div><br> </div><div><strong>Selected Conferences</strong></div><div>T.   R.   McJunkin,    M.    O.    Anderson,    and    M.    Schanfein,    “Automated    abstrac- tion   of   digital   images,”   in   Workshop   on    Scanning    the    Horizon:    Novel    Tech- niques  and  Methods  for  Safeguards.  Vienna,  Austria:  International   Atomic   Engergy Agency, January 2014. [Online]. Available: http://www-pub.iaea.org/iaeameetings/47361/ Workshop-on-Scanning-the-Horizon-Novel-Techniques-and-Methods-for-Safeguards.</div><div><br> </div><div>T. R. McJunkin, D. C. Kunerth, C. I. Nichol, E. Todorov, and S. Levesque, “Towards real time diagnostics of hybrid welding laser/gmaw,” AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1581, no. 1, pp. 1709–1715, 2014. [Online]. Available: http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/proceeding/aipcp/ 10.1063/1.4865029.</div><div><br> </div><div>F. Yu, T. R. McJunkin, and D. C. Kunerth, “NDE methods for monitoring and control of welding processes,” in Review of Progress in Quantitative NDE. Denver, Colorado: Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, July 2012.</div><div><br> </div><div>T. R. McJunkin, D. E. Clark, and D. C. Kunerth, “Advanced manufacturing concepts using hybrid laser welding,” in American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois: American Nuclear Society, June 2012.</div><div><br> </div><div>T. R. McJunkin and M. Manic, “Evolutionary adaptive  discovery  of  phased  array  sensor signal identification,” in Human System Interactions (HSI), 2011 4th International Conference on, May 2011, pp. 229 –236. [Online]. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/HSI.2011.5937371.</div><div><br> </div><div>J. J. Hatch, T. R. McJunkin, and J. R. Scott, “Automated interpretation of libs spectra using fuzzy logic inference,” in North American Symposium on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (NASLIBS 2011), Clearwater Beach, Florida, July 2011.</div><div><br> </div><div>J. R. Scott, A. J. Effenberger, and T. R. McJunkin, “Economical high-resolution detection method for laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (libs),”  in North  American  Symposium  on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (NASLIBS 2011), Clearwater Beach, Florida, July 2011.</div><div><br> </div><div>T. R. McJunkin, R. Boring, M. McQueen, L. Shunn, J. Wright, D. Gertman, O. Linda, K. Mc- Carty, and M. Manic, “Concept of operations for data fusion visualization,” in European Safety and Reliability (ESREL), C. Berenguer, A. Grall, and C. G. Soares, Eds. CRC Press, 2011, iSBN-10: 0415683793 — ISBN-13: 978-0415683791.</div><div><br> </div><div>O. Linda, M. Manic, and T. R. McJunkin, “Anomaly detection for resilient  control systems using fuzzy-neural data fusion engine,” in Resilient  Control  Systems  (ISRCS), 2011 4th International Symposium on, aug. 2011, pp. 35 –41. [Online]. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISRCS.2011.6016085.</div><div><br> </div><div>J. R. Scott, D. D. Dahl, and T. R. McJunkin, “FT-ICR-MS cell with linear excita- tion/detection and no net magnetron motion,” in 235th American-Chemical-Society National Meeting, vol. 235.   , New Orleans, LA: Amer Chem Soc, April 06-10 2008.</div><div><br> </div><div>J. R. Scott, J. M. Kotler, C. D. Richardson, N. W. Hinman, and T. R. McJunkin, “GALDI- FTMS as a technique for detecting bioorganic signatures associated with minerals,” in 235th American-Chemical-Society National Meeting, vol. 235. , New Orleans, LA: Amer Chem Soc, April 06-10 2008.</div><div><br> </div><div>K. S. Miller, C. R. Tolle, D. E. Clark, C. I. Nichol, T. R. McJunkin, and H. B. Smartt, “Investigation into interface lifting within FSW lap welds,” in Proceedings of the 8th International Confereence Trends in Welding Research, S. A. David, T. DebRoy, J. N. DuPont, T. Koecki, and H. B. Smartt, Eds., 2008, pp. 133–139.</div><div><br> </div><div>T. R. McJunkin, K. S. Miller, and C. R. Tolle, “Observations on characterization of defects in coiled tubing from magnetic-flux-leakage data,” in SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing Conference & Exhibition, 4-5 April 2006, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, 2006. [Online].  Available:  http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/100121-MS.</div><div><br> </div><div>T. R. McJunkin, J. M. Davis, D. C. Kunerth, and A. D. Watkins, “Ultrasonic phased array implementation of the inside diameter creeping wave sizing methodology,” in 5th International Conference on NDE in Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurized Components, San Diego, California, May 2006, pp. 929–942.</div><div><br> </div><div>B. Yan, T. R. McJunkin, D. L. Stoner, and J. R. Scott, “Mineral identification in basalts using automated mass spectral data analysis,” in 15th Annual V M Goldschmidt Conference, vol. 69, no. 10, S, Moscow, Idaho, MAY 2005, p. A797.</div><div><br> </div><div>J. R. Scott, T. R. McJunkin, and P. L. Tremblay, “Classification of mass spectra using fuzzy logic inference engine.” in 225th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society, vol. 225. New Orleans, Louisiana: Amer Chem Soc, March 2003, pp. 078–CINF.</div><div><br> </div><div>J. R. Scott, P. L. Tremblay, and T. R. McJunkin, “Interrogating microbe/mineral interactions and contaminant speciation using laser-based optical and chemical imager (LOCI).” in 226th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society, vol. 226, no. Part 1. New York, NY: Amer Chem Soc, SEP 2003, pp. 125–GEOC.</div><div><br> </div></div>Resilience Research Leads;Robotics;Energy Systems Research;Power and Energy Systemshttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Tim%20McJunkin%202017.JPGSenior Research and Design Engineer
Victor G. Walkerhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=123Victor G. WalkerVictor G. Walker specializes in artificial intelligence and adaptive control systems research. He has extensive experience working in industry with software and process automation in the United States and Scandinavia. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from National Technology University. He has worked on intelligent automation of mobile and adaptive robotic systems and continues to pursue research in resilient control system design and interaction methodologies. As principal investigator for the Idaho National Laboratory’s Bioenergy Feedstock Library, he has led efforts to create a web-based application for collecting, tracking, and analyzing biomass feedstocks for energy use. In robotics research and development, he helped develop technology after the nuclear accident in Fukushima and traveled to Japan to train response teams on the robotic system from the Department of Energy. He has a continual focus on leadership and mentoring and was recognized in 2010 and 2011 with the INL Laboratory Director’s Award.<div class="ExternalClassBD538DB0AA064CC397135506F4A4F705"><p>​M.S., Computer Science - National Technology University</p><p>B.S., Computer Science - Brigham Young University</p></div>Robotics;Resilience Research Leads;Bioenergy Analysis;Bioenergy Technologieshttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Victor%20Walker.jpgResearch Engineer
Cal Christensenhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=119Cal ChristensenCal Christensen is a project engineer at Idaho National Laboratory whose work has included the development of remote systems for the nuclear environment, applications and military applications. He has been a program manager, project manager and project engineer over R&D, design and fabrication teams that have developed sensor systems, robotic platforms, intelligent control systems and deployed them in the field. Most recently he has been project engineer over the design, development, fabrication and installation of shielded hot cells and instrumentation inside the cells at INL’s Materials and Fuels Complex. He is pursuing his doctorate in intelligent controls from University of Idaho, where he earned his master’s in mechanical engineering. He holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University. <div class="ExternalClass192F4C3EC7B84A45B728140574AFBAAD"><p>M.E., Mechanical Engineering - University of Idaho</p><p>B.S., Mechanical Engineering - Arizona State University</p><p>​Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Idaho</p><p>Registered Project Management Professional (PMP)</p></div><div class="ExternalClass04B81F0712444B87B67F30A4EFC8DAF0"><p>Utility/Manufacturers Robotics User Group (UM/RUG)<br>IEEE<br>International Society of Information Fusion (ISIF)</p></div><div class="ExternalClass2CB41994EE7242B78D8B8980AF7CCAE5"><p>​“Technologies for Removal of Hazardous Materials from Subsurface Environment”, 1st International Symposium on Systems & Human Science, Osaka, Japan, Nov. 2003, by Cal Christensen.</p><p><br>“Development of Deployment Technologies for Long-Term Subsurface Monitoring Sensors”, Spectrum 2002, by David M. Weinberg, Cal D. Christensen.</p><p><br>“Driving Point Impedance—A New PARADIGM for Detecting Fracture and In Situ Stress in Boreholes”, SME 2002, by David M. Weinberg, Jack H. Cole, Robert R. Reynolds, Cal D. Christensen and Stephen R. Novascone.</p><p><br>"Tank Riser Characterization System," ANS 1994 Annual Meeting, June 19-23, 1994.</p><p><br>"Light Duty Robotic Arms for the Characterization of Underground Storage Tanks," Spectrum '92, Nuclear and Hazardous Waste Management International Topical Meeting, August 23-27, 1992.</p><p><br>"Remote Inspections of Underground Storage Tanks," American Nuclear Society 1992 Summer Meeting, June 8-12, 1992.</p><p><br>"Remote Inspection at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory," American Nuclear Society 1992 Summer Meeting, June 8-12, 1992.</p></div>Environmental Engineering;Roboticshttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Cal%20Christensen.jpg
Eric D. Larsenhttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=125Eric D. LarsenEric D. Larsen is a mechanical engineer at the Idaho National Laboratory with 19 years of experience in design and integration of electro-mechanical and industrial robotics systems. He works on a technical team that focuses on computer control of materials processes. He is the chief architect of software integration for the Yucca Mountain Waste Package Closure Welding and Inspection System. He has seven U.S. patents and is a member of the INL Inventor Hall of Fame. He holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Utah State University, where he studied extensively in CAD/CAM, control theory, and finite element analysis. His projects included assembly language programming of stepper motor controllers, laser inspection of surface quality, computer algorithms for spectral shading and hidden line removal of 3-D objects, and finite element analysis of frame structures. An avid mountaineer, in October 2015 he became the first American to climb Mukot Peak in western Nepal, elevation 21,778 feet.<div class="ExternalClass36067DD76FFF452CA4ADCAF54F1831A0"><p>​B.S., Mechanical Engineering - Utah State University</p></div><div class="ExternalClass992E39C3F9C348BAB2CC585C8C48644C"><p>​H.B. Smartt, E. D. Larsen, D.P. Pace, R.J. Bitsoi, C.R. Tolle, "Design of a Robotic Welding System" in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference, Pine Mountain, Georgia, p 623-628, August 2006.</p><p> </p><p>K.S. Miller, R. J. Bitsoi, E.D. Larsen, H.B. Smartt, "Design and Testing of a Friction Stir Processing Machine for Laboratory Research" in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference, Pine Mountain, Georgia, p 213-218, August 2006.</p><p> </p><p>"Remote Welding, NDE and Repair of DOE Standardized Canisters", E. D. Larsen, A. D. Watkins, T. R. McJunkin, D. P. Pace, and R. J. Bitsoi, Conference Proceedings, 5th International Conference on NDE in Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurized Components, May 2006.</p><p> </p><p>“Design and Testing of a Friction Stir Processing Machine for Laboratory Research”, K.S. Miller, R.J. Bitsoi, E.D. Larsen, H.B. Smartt, Proceedings of the Seventh International Trends in Welding Research, Pine Mountain, GA, May 2005.</p><p> </p><p>“Design of a Robotic Welding System for Closure of Waste Storage Canisters”, H.B. Smartt, E.D. Larsen, D.P. Pace, R. J. Bitsoi, C.R. Tolle, Proceedings of the Seventh International Trends in Welding Research, Pine Mountain, GA, May 2005.</p><p> </p><p>“The Effects of Stress Mitigation on Nondestructive Examination” D.C. Kunerth, T.R. Mcjunkin, E.D Larsen, A.D. Watkins, Prepared for the Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, August 2004.</p><p> </p><p>“Feedback Control of a Cupola-Concepts and Experimantal Results” K. L. Moore, M. Abdelrahman, E. D. Larsen, and D. E. Clark, 2nd International Cupola Conference Proceedings, Cincinnati OH, Oct. 1998.</p><p> </p><p>“Neural Net Implementation of the Cupola Process Model” D. E. Clark, E. D Larsen, and S. Katz, 2nd International Cupola Conference Proceedings, Cincinnati OH, Oct. 1998.</p><p> </p><p>“Open Architecture Software for Control of Materials Joining”, E. D. Larsen, J. A. Johnson, K. Gee, K. L. Kenney, H. B. Smartt, D. P. Pace, Proceedings of the Fifth International Trends in Welding Research, Pine Mountain, GA, June 1998.</p><p> </p><p>“Experimental Investigation of Pulse Current GMAW”, J. A. Johnson, K. S. Miller, E. D. Larsen, K. L. Kenney, and H. B. Smartt, Proceedings of the Fifth International Trends in Welding Research, Pine Mountain, GA, June 1998.</p><p> </p><p>“A Learning Based Intelligent Control System to Evaluate Mixed Cultures of Acidophilic Mining Bacteria” K. S. Miller, E. D. Larsen, D. J. Fife, D. L. Stoner, and J. A. Johnson, Proceedings of the 98th General Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology, Atlanta, GA, May 17-21, 1998.</p><p> </p><p>“Use of an Intelligent control System to Evaluate Multiparametric Effects on Iron Oxidation by Thermophilic Bacteria” D. L. Stoner, K. S. Miller, D. J. Fife, E. D. Larsen, C. R. Tolle, and J. A. Johnson in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Nov. 1998.</p><p> </p><p>"A Multivariable Smith Predictor for Intelligent Control of a Cupola Furnace"  K. L. Moore,  M. Adelrahaman, D. E. Clark, E. D. Larsen, et. al. in Proceedings of the 1995 American Control Conference, Seattle WA. June 1995.</p><p> </p><p>"Neural Network Applications for Cupola Melting Control" D. E. Clark, E. D. Larsen, K. L. Moore, et al., Proceedings of Material Processing in the Computer Age,  Las Vegas, Nevada, February, 1995.</p><p> </p><p>"Properties of Vitrified Rocky Flats TRUW With Different Waste Loadings" T.L. Eddy, J. W. Sears, J. D. Grandy, D V. Miley, A. W. Erickson, R. N. Farnsworth, E. D. Larsen,  Report EGG-MS-114420,  July 1994.</p><p> </p><p>"Sensing the Gas Metal Arc Welding Process", N. M. Carlson, J. A. Johnson, H. B. Smartt, A. D. Wakins, E. D. Larsen, P. L. Taylor, and M. L. Waddoups,  submitted to the Proceedings of the International Conference on Computerization of Welding Information IV, November 3-6, 1992, Orlando, FL. (Invited).</p><p> </p><p>"Noncontacting Ultrasonic System for Concurrent Defect Detection in Solidified Weld Metal" J. A. Johnson, N. M. Carlson, and E. D. Larsen, submitted to the Proceedings of the Review of Progress in QNDE 12, Plenum Press July 19-24, 1992, LaJolla, CA.</p></div>Environmental Engineering;Roboticshttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Eric%20Larsen.jpgMechanical Engineer
Dave Pacehttps://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=82Dave PaceDavid P. Pace is the Biomass National Feedstock User Facility Chief Engineer. Specializing in large complex systems, he is a mechanical engineer with 22 years of research and design experience. He has led the technical side of many large-scale research and design projects while at Idaho National Laboratory, including the development of the biomass process demonstration unit, the development of a new metal nuclear fuel fabrication line and the development of a remote welding and inspection system for the Yucca Mountain Waste Package Closure Project. His interests and expertise lie in the design, fabrication, control and testing of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, applied robotics, and design of robot deployed devices.<div class="ExternalClassD687B2EA831648C08F83A2639469D4EE"><p>​M.S., Mechanical Engineering - University of Illinois</p><p>B.S., Mechanical Engineering - University of Idaho</p></div><div class="ExternalClass803FD6FE69E44B1199F745A168E58EAD"><div>H. B. Smartt, D. P. Pace, E. D. Larsen, T. R. McJunkin, C. I. Nichol, K. L. Skinner, M. L. Clark, and T. G. Kaser, “Robotic welding and inspection system,” 8th International Conference on Trends in Welding Research, Pine Mountain, Georgia, June 2008.</div><div><br> </div><div>E. D. Larsen, A. D. Watkins, T. R. McJunkin, D. P. Pace and R. J. Bitsoi, “Remote welding, NDE, and repair of DOE standardized canisters,” in 5th International Conference on NDE in Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurized Components, pp.929-942, San Diego, California, May 2006.</div><div><br> </div><div>H. B. Smartt, A. D. Watkins, D. P. Pace, R. J. Bitsoi, E. D. Larsen, T. R. McJunkin, and C. R. Tolle, “Yucca Mountain: Design of a welding and inspection system for waste package closure,” in 2006 International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2006.</div></div>Robotics;Biomass Feedstock National User Facility ;Bioenergy Technologies;Bioenergy Leadershiphttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Dave%20Pace.jpgGroup Lead Business Development Lead - BFNUF
Michael Clark, M.S., P.E.https://bios.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=120Michael Clark, M.S., P.E.Michael L. Clark has more than 20 years of mechanical design, analysis, simulation, fabrication, system integration and testing experience. He has designed cryogenic fluid storage and distribution systems, mixed waste handling equipment, facility support equipment, automated analytical laboratory instrumentation, food preparation and analysis systems, alternative fuels infrastructure and bio-fuel feedstock preparation equipment.Roboticshttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Michael%20Clark.JPG

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