A Short History

History of TRTR

Most of the historical information on this page is provided by Tawfik Raby. Many thanks Tawfik.

Year Chair Meeting Notes
1960s - 1974 Participation was limited to plate type fuel reactors licensed to 1 MW and above. It was called the Reactor Managers Group.
1974 Tawfik Raby,
NBS (NIST)
NBS (NIST),
Gaithersburg, MD
Two Pulstars, Buffalo, and NC State were invited to join, along with smaller plate type reactors and all test reactors. Representatives from some of the National Labs also attended. NRC and DOE participated for the first time.
1975 Frank DiMeglio,
Rhode Island
Narragansett, RI
1976 Tawfik Raby,
NSB (NIST)
Spring: NBS (NIST),
Gaithersburg, MD
National Laboratory reactors and other unlicensed facilities joined. The name "TRTR" was coined by Bob Brugger of the University of Missouri. Although some TRIGA facilities attended this year, Bill Wittemore of GA suggested that the group be called the 'Non-TRIGA' group rather than TRTR, since TRIGA reactors had a separate meeting.
Fall: NBS (NIST),
Gaithersburg, MD
1977 Lincoln Clark,
MIT
MIT,
Cambridge, MA
1978 Bob Burn,
Univ. of Michigan
Spring: Rockwell Int'l,
Canoga Park, CA
Fall: U. of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI
1979 Tawfik Raby,
NBS (NIST)
Spring: Rockwell Int'l,
Canoga Park, CA
All TRIGAs were invited and many attended. Representatives from foreign facilities, organizations and governments began to attend.
Fall: NBS (NIST),
Gaithersburg, MD
1980 Bob Brugger and
Charlie McKibben,
Univ. of Missouri-Columbia
Univ. of Missouri,
Columbia, MO
1981 Bryce Shriver,
Univ. of Virginia
Univ. of Virginia,
Charlottesville, VA
1982 John Randall,
Texas A&M
Texas A&M,
College Station, TX
John Randall completed TRTR expansion into a national organization encompassing all non-power reactors.
1983 Lincoln Clark,
MIT
MIT,
Cambidge, MA
1984 Frank DiMeglio,
Rhode Island
McMaster Univ.,
Hamilton, Ontario
1985 Frank DiMeglio,
Rhode Island
ORNL,
Oak Ridge, TN
1986 Don Alger,
Univ. of Missouri-Columbia
Brookhaven,
Upton, NY
1987 Tawfik Raby,
NBS (NIST)
NBS (NIST)
Gaithersburg, MD
Executive Committee formally established. Participants at the meeting reached 168.
1988 Art Johnson,
Oregon State Univ.
Newport, OR
1989 Marc Voth,
Penn State Univ.
North Carolina State,
Raleigh, NC
TRTR Newsletter established under the direction of Bill Vernetson of the University of Florida.
1990 Frank DiMeglio,
Rhode Island
Penn State Univ.,
Univ. Park, PA
First NRC Seminar Day. Chairman-Elect George Nelson of the University of Florida resigned because of illness.
1991 John Bernard,
MIT
MIT,
Cambridge, MA
1992 Charlie McKibben,
Univ. of Missouri - Columbia
Univ. of Missouri,
Columbia, MO
1993 Bill Vernetson,
Univ. of Florida
Univ. of Florida,
Gainesville, FL
1994 Wade Richards,
DOD
McClellan AFB,
Sacramento, CA
1995 Mark Moore,
AFRRI
Albuquerque, NM
1996 Tom Bauer and
Bernie Wehring,
Univ. of Texas
Univ. of Texas,
Austin, TX
1997 Brian Dodd,
Oregon State Univ.
Newport, OR TRTR incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. TRTR web pages created.
1998 John Bernard,
MIT
MIT,
Cambridge, MA
1999 Tawfik Raby,
NIST
NIST,
Gaithersburg, MD
First DOE Day.
2000 Pedro Perez,
North Carolina State
North Carolina State
Raleigh, NC
2001 Wade Richards,
Univ. of California Davis
TBA
CA
2002 Mike Slaughter,
University of Utah
University fo Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
2003 Leo Bobek,
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2004 Ralph Butler,
University of Missouri
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO

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