Nuclear Data Advisory Group

About the Nuclear Data Advisory Group


The Nuclear Data Advisory Group (NDAG) gathers and evaluates differential and integral nuclear data, identifies deficiencies, and recommends priorities on meeting DOE criticality safety needs to the Criticality Safety Support Group (CSSG) and NCSP Manager. Then the NDAG identifies the required resources and unique capabilities for meeting these needs, not only for performing measurements but also for data evaluation with nuclear model codes as well as for data processing for criticality safety applications.

The NDAG coordinates this effort with the leadership of the National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC), the Cross Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG), and the Working Party on International Evaluation Cooperation (WPEC) of the OECD/NEA Nuclear Science Committee. The overall objective is to expedite the issuance of new data and methods to the DOE criticality safety user. The document below describes these activities in detail, with examples based upon special studies being performed in support of criticality safety for a variety of DOE operations.

The NDAG conducts work in accordance with a Charter as approved by the NCSP Manager.

NDAG Members


The NDAG members consist of a Chair with members representing several important areas of expertise, experience and responsibility:

  • Nuclear data specialists including experimentalists, evaluators and data processors
  • Criticality safety experts from the major DOE sites
  • Program management and technical leadership from NCSP elements including nuclear data, critical experiments, benchmarking, and analytical methods

 

Member List

Michael Zerkle Michael Zerkle (Chair)
NNL
Michael.Zerkle [at] unnpp.gov
Bret Beck Bret Beck
LLNL
beck6 [at] llnl.gov
John D. Bess John D. Bess
INL
john.bess [at] inl.gov
David A. Brown David A. Brown
BNL
dbrown [at] bnl.gov
Yaron Danon Yaron Danon
RPI
danony [at] rpi.edu
Isabelle Duhamel Isabelle Duhamel
IRSN
isabelle.duhamel [at] irsn.fr
Michael Dunn Michael Dunn
Spectra Tech
mdunn [at] spectratechinc.com
Klaus H. Guber Klaus H. Guber
ORNL
guberkh [at] ornl.gov
Gary Harms Gary Harms
SNL
gaharms [at] sandia.gov
Ayman Hawari Ayman Hawari
NCSU
aihawari [at] ncsu.edu
David K. Hayes David K. Hayes
LANL
dkhayes [at] lanl.gov
David P. Heinrichs David P. Heinrichs
LLNL
heinrichs1 [at] llnl.gov
Michael W. Herman Michael W. Herman
LANL, mwherman [at] lanl.gov
Luiz Leal Luiz Leal
IRSN, luiz.leal [at] irsn.fr
Robert C. Little Robert C. Little
LANL
rcl [at] lanl.gov
B. J. Marshall B. J. Marshall
ORNL
marshallwj [at] ornl.gov
Marco Pigni Marco Pigni
ORNL
pignimt [at] ornl.gov
Fredrik K. Tovesson Fredrik K. Tovesson
ANL
ftovesson [at] anl.gov
Tim Trumbull Tim Trumbull
KAPL
timothy.trumbull [at] unnpp.gov
Morgan Curtis White Morgan Curtis White
LANL
morgan [at] lanl.gov

 

Ex-officio Members

Angela S. Chambers Angela S. Chambers
DOE
angela.chambers [at] nnsa.doe.gov
Doug Bowen Doug Bowen
ORNL
bowendg [at] ornl.gov