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nuclear engineer

James Allen Blink, American Nuclear engineer. Achievements include patent for Military Assault Bridge; research in fusion reactor design and laser design., military applications of laser fusion, laser fusion reactor design, high level nuclear waste repository thermal effects. M C.

Background

Blink, James Allen was born on April 21, 1948 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Onno and Dorothy (Gulan) Blink.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science, University Nevada, 1970. Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, University California, Davis, 1984.

Career

Second in command Lieutenant, United States Army, 1970;advanced through grades to captain, United States Army, 1974;platoon leader, company commander, staff officer, United States Army, Georgia, Virginia, California, Federal Republic Germany, 1970-1980;military research associate, United States Army, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, 1976-1978;resigned, United States Army, 1980;physicist, engineer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, since 1979;lead engineer preformance review, high nuclear waste disposal, Yucca Mountain Project.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patent for Military Assault Bridge. Research in fusion reactor design and laser design., military applications of laser fusion, laser fusion reactor design, high level nuclear waste repository thermal effects. M C.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 50 articles to technical journals.

Membership

Assistant regional military emergency coordinator, liaison from United States Army to Federal Emergency Management Agency, San Francisco, 1988-1991. Youth soccer coach and referee, Livermore, 1984-1990. Major United States Army Reserve, 1980-1991.

Member American Nuclear Society, University Nevada Alumni (scholarship committee chairman Bay Area chapter 1985-1993).

Connections

Married Freida Del Papa, April 15, 1972. Children: Meriko L., David F.

father:
Onno Blink

mother:
Dorothy (Gulan) Blink

spouse:
Freida Del Papa

children:
Meriko L. Blink

David F. Blink