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Michael Rinker

Michael Rinker

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 375-6623

Biography

Mr. Rinker is the Manager of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy market sector within Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Energy and Environment Directorate. In this role, he is responsible for development and execution of EED's strategy in buildings and Federal Energy Management Programs; biomass technologies; vehicle technologies, fuel cell technologies, and advanced manufacturing; and renewable energy. Mr. Rinker's prior roles include serving as the technical group manager for Engineering Mechanics and Structural Materials, consisting of more than 60 staff, as well as relationship manager to the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's fuel cell technologies and advanced manufacturing programs. Additionally, he served as the project manager for the Micro Combined Heat and Power Fuel Cell Deployment project. His expertise extends to environmental cleanup, in the areas of underground storage tank structural integrity and remote systems for waste cleanup. Mr. Rinker holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and a master's degree in Applied Mechanics, both from the University of Wyoming.

PNNL Publications

2012

  • Karri N.K., M.W. Rinker, K.I. Johnson, and S.K. Bapanapalli. 2012. "Refinement of Modeling Techniques for the Structural Evaluation of Hanford Single-Shell Nuclear Waste Storage Tanks." In WM 2012: Improving the Future in Waste Management, February 26 - March 1, 2012, Phoenix, Arizona, Paper No. 12288. Tempe, Arizona:WM Symposia. PNNL-SA-82246.
  • Karri N.K., M.W. Rinker, K.I. Johnson, and S.K. Bapanapalli. 2012. "Refinement of Modeling Techniques for the Structural Evaluation of Hanford Single-Shell Nuclear Waste Storage Tanks." In WM2012: Improving the Future in Waste Management, February 26 - March 1, 2012, Phoenix, Arizona, Paper No. 12288. Tempe, Arizona:WM Symposia. PNNL-SA-84060.

2009

  • Fellinger A.P., M.W. Rinker, E.J. Berglin, R.L. Minichan, M.R. Poirier, P.A. Gauglitz, and B.A. Martin, et al. 2009. EM-21 Retrieval Knowledge Center: Waste Retrieval Challenges. PNNL-18356. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. EM-21 Retrieval Knowledge Center: Waste Retrieval Challenges
  • Rinker M.W., S. Pilli, N.K. Karri, J.E. Deibler, K.I. Johnson, J.D. Holbery, and O. Mullen, et al. 2009. "Structural Integrity of Single Shell Tanks at Hanford - 9491." In Waste Management for the Nuclear Renaissance: Waste Mangement Symposium 2009; March 1-5, 2009, Phoenix, Arizona, 978-986. Tucson, Arizona:WM Symposia. PNNL-SA-63733.
  • Valdez P.L., and M.W. Rinker. 2009. "Material Open Test Assembly Specimen Retrieval from Hanford's Shielded Material Facility." Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 100, no. 1:664. PNNL-SA-66530.

2001

  • Rinker M.W., and T.J. Samuel. 2001. "Overview of Remote Retrieval Equipment and the Strategy for removal of Radon Bearing Waste from Silos 1 and 2 at the Fernald Site." In American Nuclear Society 9th International Topical Meeting on Robotic and Remote Systems. Session 2a--Underground Storage Tanks--General., 10 pp. La Grange Park, Illinois:American Nuclear Society. PNNL-SA-34129.

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