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                         TRIBUTE TO DAVID PETTI

  Mr. CRAPO. Mr. President, with my colleagues Senator James E. Risch 
and Representative Mike Simpson, I congratulate Dr. David Petti on his 
retirement from the Idaho National Laboratory, INL. Dave has had a 
long, distinguished career as an innovative nuclear engineer and leader 
at INL, where he has made a significant impact in his field.
  Presently, Dave is a Laboratory Fellow and Division Director for 
Nuclear Fuels and Materials. He is also a Fellow of the American 
Nuclear Society and the Senior Editor for the Journal of Nuclear 
Materials and an Editorial Member for Nuclear Engineering and Design.
  During his tenure, Dave led a number of projects at INL, including 
overseeing all research and development for the Very High Temperature 
Reactor Technology Development Project, known previously as the Next 
Generation Nuclear Plant. Dave is an internationally recognized expert 
in the development of advanced reactor fuels and is the recipient of 19 
awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award for an INL Publisher, 
2016, the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Management Excellence 
Award, 2014, and the American Nuclear Society Materials Science and 
Technology Special Achievement Award for leadership in development of 
nuclear fuels for high temperature gas-cooled reactors, 2009.
  A highly published and well-respected expert in his field, Dave has 
authored or coauthored more than 100 peer reviewed journal articles, 
contributed more than 50 papers to conferences, and authored 2 book 
chapters. He holds a patent for method for the production of 99mTc 
compositions from 99Mo containing materials, 1998. Most recently, Dave 
coauthored the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, report ``The 
Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World''. This 
influential study has had great impact on the international nuclear 
community, and he has presented the findings of the report in 
Washington, DC, London, Paris, Tokyo, and other places around the 
world. Dave holds a Ph.D., an M.S., and a B.S. in nuclear engineering 
from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  Dave has left a mark in his field and in Idaho during his 32 years at 
INL. We congratulate him on his many accomplishments and wish Dave and 
his wife, Becky, all the best as they enjoy retirement.

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