Bio: Dr. Allen L. Garner received the B.S. degree (with high honors) in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1996. He received an M.S.E. in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan in 1997, an M.S. in electrical engineering from Old Dominion University in 2003, and a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan in 2006. He was an active duty Naval officer from 1997 to 2003 and is currently a Captain in the Navy Reserves. From 2006 to 2012, he was an electromagnetic physicist at GE Global Research Center. He joined Purdue University in 2012, where he is currently an Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Chair of Nuclear Engineering.
Prof. Garner received a University of Michigan Reagents’ Fellowship and a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. He has been awarded two Meritorious Service Medals, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and five Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He also received the 2016 IEEE NPSS Early Achievement Award, 2013 Best Teacher Award, 2019 Outstanding Faculty Mentor of Engineering Graduate Students, and 2021 School of Nuclear Engineering Outstanding Research Award.