John Wagner

Associate Laboratory Directory, Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho Falls, ID

About John Wagner

Dr. John C. Wagner is the Associate Laboratory Director of INL’s Nuclear Science and Technology directorate. His previous INL roles include Director of Domestic Programs in NS&T, as well as Director of the Technical Integration Office for the DOE-NE Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program. Dr. Wagner initially joined INL as the Chief Scientist at MFC in 2016. He has more than 20 years of experience performing research and managing R&D projects, programs, and organizations.

 Dr. Wagner received a B.S. in nuclear engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in 1992, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Pennsylvania State University in 1994 and 1997, respectively. Following graduate school, he joined Holtec International as a Principal Engineer. He joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as an R&D Staff Member in 1999, where he held a wide range of technical leadership and management positions in many areas, including radiation and fuels storage and transport, advanced simulation of LWRs, and others.

 Dr. Wagner is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and recipient of the 2013 E.O. Lawrence Award. He has authored or co-authored more than 170 refereed journal and conference articles, technical reports, and conference summaries. He was the original developer of the A3MCNP and ADVANTG codes and led the development of the CADIS and Forward-Weighted CADIS hybrid transport methods.