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Casey Spitz

Casey Spitz

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Casey Spitz joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2017 as a part of the Energy and Environment Directorate. His primary roles since joining the lab have been as a risk analyst and a data analyst. More recently, he has been involved in modeling with various computational fluid dynamics packages. Projects he has worked on include:

  • Development of a software suite to support the project risk analysis process
  • Data analysis of the ENSA/DOE Multi-Modal Transportation Test
  • Project risk analysis for the USHPRR Conversion project
  • Project risk analysis for various building/acquisition projects at PNNL
  • Thermal hydraulics modeling in Fluent and STAR-CCM+

Research Interests

  • Data analysis
  • Modeling
  • Programming

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines
  • M.E., Nuclear Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2018 - United States Department of Energy: The Secretary of Energy Achievement Award. "International Multi-Modal Surrogate Spent Nuclear Fuel Transportation Test Team"

PNNL Publications


  • Klymyshyn N.A., K. Kadooka, P. Ivanusa, C.J. Spitz, and J.F. Fitzpatrick. 2020. 30 cm Drop Modeling. PNNL-30495. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. 30 cm Drop Modeling


  • Klymyshyn N.A., P. Ivanusa, K. Kadooka, and C.J. Spitz. 2019. "MODELING SHOCK AND VIBRATION ON USED NUCLEAR FUEL DURING NORMAL CONDITIONS OF TRANSPORTATION." In Proceedings of the ASME 2019 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference (PVP 2019), July 14-19, 2019, San Antonio, TX, 7, Paper No: PVP2019-93619, V007T07A027. New York, New York:ASME. PNNL-SA-140861. doi:10.1115/PVP2019-93619


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