Dr. Todd has been active in the nuclear industry for over 25 years and has made many significant contributions in the area of nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste treatment technologies.
Dr. Todd received his B.S. and M.S in chemical engineering from Montana State University in 1980 and 1983 and has been employed by Idaho National Laboratory since 1983. In 2005 he received a Ph.D. in radiological engineering from the Khlopin Radium Insitute in St. Peterburg, Russia.
Currently he is a Laboratory Fellow and the Director of the Fuel Cycle Science and Technology Division at INL. Since 2007 Dr. Todd has also served as the national Technical Director for the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy's Fuel Cycle R&D Program on Separations and Waste Forms and under his guidance the separations and waste form campaign within the DOE FCR&D program has expanded in funding and scope. He has instituted two Sigma Teams (one for Off-gas capture and one for Minor Actinide Separations) and initiated an external peer review process to help guide research direction.
He has published over 150 papers, reports and conference proceedings and has been awarded over 15 U.S. and 6 Russian patents.