Jess Gehin

Chief Scientist, Nuclear Science & Technology, Idaho National Laboratory

Dr. Jess Gehin joined INL in 2018 as the Chief Scientist for Nuclear Science and Technology and is the Acting Director of the Advanced Scientific Computing Division at Idaho National Laboratory. He also serves as the Technical Director of DOE Office of Nuclear Energy’s Microreactor R&D Program. His research interests include nuclear reactor physics and reactor and fuel cycle technologies.

Dr. Gehin worked at ORNL from 1992 to 2018 where he held several positions including Director of the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), a DOE Energy Innovation Hub, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and leadership responsibilities for reactor technology integration, nuclear energy programs, and reactor analysis.

Dr. Gehin earned a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering in 1988 from Kansas State University and S.M. (1990) and Ph.D. (1992) degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Gehin is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society.