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Steven Skutnik

Steven E. Skutnik

Assistant Professor


Nuclear fuel cycles, nonproliferation and safeguards, proliferation resistance evaluation, nuclear waste management, policy issues pertaining to the nuclear fuel cycle.


PhD, Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2011

MS, Nuclear Physics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2005

BS, Physics and Astronomy, 2002

Awards and Recognitions

J.D. Williams Student Paper Award, First Place, Institute of Nuclear Materials Management 52nd Annual Meeting, 2011

National Nuclear Security Administration, Nuclear Nonproliferation and International Safeguards (NNIS) fellowship, 2010–2011

Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies, US Department of Energy Fuel Cycle Innovations Awards: First Place, Systems Engineering & Analysis, 2010, Iowa State University

Graduate College teaching excellence award, Graduate College, 2004

Richard G. Patrick outstanding teaching assistant award, Department of Physics & Astronomy, May 2004

Outstanding first-year teaching award, Department of Physics & Astronomy, May 2003


S.E. Skutnik and M.-S. Yim “An Examination of Simplification and Uncertainty on Material Attractiveness Evaluation for Proliferation Resistance Assessment" Nuclear Technology, 179(3), pp. 374-381, September 2012.

S. Skutnik, D. Eipeldauer, T. Margrave, “Innovations in University Nonproliferation Education through a Joint ORNL-NCSU Partnership,” Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, 53rd Annual Meeting, July, 2012

S. Skutnik, I.C. Gauld, C.E. Romano, and H.R. Trellue, “Creating NDA ‘Working Standards’ through High-Fidelity Spent Fuel Modeling,” Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, 53rd Annual Meeting, July 2012

Steven Skutnik

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