Career Retrospective Thus Far and Thoughts on the Transition from Graduate School to a Successful Professional Career

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Dr. John Wagner, Used Fuel Systems Manager, RNSD, NSED, ORNL
Natl. Tech. Director, DOE Nuclear Fuels Storage and Transportation Planning Project
Oak Ridge Postdoctoral Association (ORPA), ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’ Research Seminar Series
Building 4500N, Wigner Auditorium, Room 250

Email: Arnab Banerjee

The speaker will review his career thus far, with a focus on influential people, experiences, opportunities, decisions and transitions. Based on his experiences as a researcher and a manager, the speaker will provide his thoughts and advice relative to the transition from graduate school to a professional career, as well as key characteristics and behaviors for being successful.

Brief Bio: John received a B. S. in nuclear engineering from 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.  He joined ORNL as R&D staff in 1999 and has served in a wide variety of capacities since this time.  In September 2012 he was elected a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society followed by receiving the E. O. Lawrence Award from the DOE in 2013.

Light refreshments will be served.

This talk will be followed by a Q&A session and ‘meet & greet’ with the speaker.

For any questions or assistance, please contact Tara M. Pandya (, Arnab Banerjee ( .




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