Mattingly named American Nuclear Society Fellow

Dr. John MattinglyDr. John Mattingly, professor of nuclear engineering and university faculty scholar, will be one of twelve fellows honored at the opening plenary of the 2024 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Annual Conference on June 17th in Las Vegas. His election to the rank of Fellow recognizes the contributions Dr. Mattingly has made to the advancement of nuclear science and technology through notable original research or invention in the nuclear field. This is the ANS’s highest membership grade to which only a small group of nuclear science and engineering professionals are elected.

Mattingly leads the RADIANS research team, which includes graduate and undergraduate students and post-doctoral scholars. Their projects apply modeling and simulation to analyze nuclear radiation measurements for nuclear security applications, including arms control, safeguards, nonproliferation, counterterrorism, emergency response, and forensics. Mattingly was also the chief scientist for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development $25 million funded Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC). Seven partner universities and four national laboratories were tasked to develop the next generation of leaders with practical experience in technical fields relevant to nuclear nonproliferation.

Before joining NC State, John worked for 15 years at two national laboratories, Oak Ridge, and Sandia. He conducted experiments with Category I (weapons-usable) special nuclear material (SNM), nuclear weapons components, and fully-assembled nuclear weapons at nearly all of the facilities in the US Nuclear Weapons Complex, and at international facilities including UK Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) facilities in Aldermaston and Burghfield, UK, Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (CEA) Valduc facility, and the Russian Institute of Experimental Physics (VNIIEF) facility in Sarov, Russia.