UTK ANS Meeting
- Date: April 26th (Notice 4th Tuesday of the month)
- Time: 6:30 pm (Notice change in usual time)
- Place: Min Kao 524 (This didn’t change)
- Speaker: Susan Turner from Y-12
- Food: Yes, always
Susan Barnard Turner, PhD
Dr. Turner is a nuclear engineer and Senior Program Manager at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She has managed Defense, Nuclear Nonproliferation, and Emergency Response programs since 2005. She previously served as a nuclear criticality safety facility lead engineer and engineering manager in Y-12’s Safety Analysis Engineering organization. Dr. Turner currently supports project activities, graduate students, and faculty for the University of Tennessee under the UT- Y-12 Joint Appointment Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Dr. Turner was a Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) U.S. Special Monitor and uranium processing subject matter expert supporting the DOE-NNSA NA-24 HEU U.S.-Russian Special Monitoring Program. She traveled regularly to the Russian Federation to monitor process activities of the 1993 HEU Purchase Agreement. This agreement provided 500 metric tons of former Russian weapon-source HEU for down blending to low assay UF6 and manufacture into nuclear fuel for U.S. commercial nuclear power plants. The program ended in 2013.
Dr. Turner won a DOE Defense Programs Award of Excellence in 2003 for her work supporting nuclear criticality safety and radiation shielding. She is a member of the American Nuclear Society and was Program Chair for the local Oak Ridge-Knoxville ANS chapter in 2005-2006. She was also Program Chair of the National ANS Special Committee to the President on Nuclear Nonproliferation (SCNN) in 2009- 2010. She has both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and completed her PhD in 2016. She is also a certified project management professional.
Dr. Turner is a second generation Y-12 employee with 30 years of service, both parents having met and served at Y-12 under the Manhattan Project which helped to end World War II. Her mother was a “Calutron Girl,” and her father was a material inspector. She currently lives in Knoxville with her husband, Wendell, who retired from Y-12. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.
We hope to see you all at the meeting!