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Steven Short

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 375-2868


Mr. Short has over 20 years experience supporting Department of Energy (DOE), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and non-government clients in nuclear safety analysis, nuclear facility decommissioning, nuclear waste management, and spent nuclear fuel management. Mr. Short has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Arizona, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington, and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Washington. Mr. Short's expertise includes identification and analysis of nuclear safety hazards, transition of nuclear power plant fire protection programs to NFPA 805, severe accident mitigation alternatives (SAMA.

Research Interests

  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle Systems (Cost-Benefit) Analysis
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard NFPA-805
  • Severe Accident Mitigation Alternative (SAMA) Analysis
  • Project Risk Analysis and Management
  • Nuclear Hazards and Safety Analysis

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Nuclear Engineering, University of Arizona, 1983
  • M.S., Nuclear Engineering, University of Arizona, 1984
  • M.B.A., University of Washington, 1990

Affiliations and Professional Service

PNNL Publications


  • Short SM, GA Coles, KL Bohlander, RF Layton, Jr, WJ Ivans, Jr, FA dePeralta, and PP Lowry. 2015. "IMPLEMENTING THE NFPA 805 PROCESS: Observations of a Technical Reviewer." In International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis (PSA 2015), April 26-30, 2015, Sun Valley, Idaho, p. Paper No. 12281.  American Nuclear Society, La Grange Park, IL. 


  • Kreyling SJ, AJ Brothers, SM Short, JR Phillips, and MR Weimar. 2010. "AN ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK FOR ASSESSING RELIABLE NUCLEAR FUEL SERVICE APPROACHES: ECONOMIC AND NON-PROLIFERATION MERITS OF NUCLEAR FUEL LEASING." In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, July 11-15, 2010, Baltimore, Maryland.  INMM, Deerfield, IL. 
  • Phillips JR, SJ Kreyling, SM Short, and MR Weimar. 2010. "Economic and Nonproliferation Analysis Framework for Assessing Reliable Nuclear Fuel Service Arrangements." In Pacific Northwest International Conference (PNIC) on Global Nuclear Security -- the Decade Ahead, April 11-16, 2010, Portland, OR.  Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Deerfield, IL. 


  • Short SM, MR Weimar, SJ Kreyling, ZN Gastelum, JR Phillips, and TW Wood. 2009. "NUCLEAR FUEL LEASING - AN ASSESSMENT OF ECONOMIC AND NONPROLIFERATION BENEFITS." In Global 2009: The Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Sustainable Options and Industrial Perspectives, September 6-11, 2009, Paris, France, vol. INIS-FR--09-1167, p. Paper No. 9350.  IAEA, Vienna, Austria. 





  • Short SM, and BM Parker. 2005. Potential for Generation of Flammable Mixtures of Hydrogen from Aluminum-Grout Interaction in the K Basins During Basin GroutingPNNL-15156, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA.  doi:10.2172/15016087
  • Reichmuth BA, SM Short, TW Wood, FC Rutz, and DS Schwartz. 2005. "Economic Consequences of a Rad/Nuc Attack: Cleanup Standards Significantly Affect Cost." In Working Together: R&D Partnerships in Homeland Security, April 27-28, 2005, Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Boston, Mass., p. 13 pp  U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, Washington, DC. 


  • Bylkin BK, GB Davydova, YA Zverkov, AV Krayushkin, YA Neretin, AV Nosovsky, VA Seyda, and SM Short. 2001. " Induced Radioactivity and Waste Classification of Reactor Zone Components of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 After Final Shutdown." Nuclear Technology 136(1):76-88. 

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas