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Office: 112A NUCL
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  School of Nuclear Engineering
  Purdue University
  Nuclear Engineering Building
  400 Central Drive
  West Lafayette, IN  47907-2017

Allen L. Garner, PhD, PE
I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.  I received my BS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois (1996), MSE in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan (1997), MS in Electrical Engineering from Old Dominion University (2003), and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan (2006).  I am a licensed Professional Engineer (Electrical Engineering) in Michigan.
From 1997 to 2003, I was an active duty submarine officer who served as Reactor Controls Assistant, Chemistry and Radiological Controls Assistant, and Communicator on board the USS Pasadena (SSN 752) and as an instructor of Operational Water Chemistry, Radiological Controls, and the Prospective Nuclear Engineering Officer course at Submarine Training Facility, Norfolk, VA.  From 2006 to 2012, I was an Electromagnetic Physicist at GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY.  I joined the School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University in August 2012.  I am also currently a Commander in the United States Navy (Reserves) and serve as the Regional Commanding Officer for the Central South Region of SurgeMain, which consists of nine units with over 220 Sailors who provide journeyman level support to the Navy's public shipyards.  
I am interested in projects that involve close collaboration between theory and experiment with an emphasis on multidisciplinary projects that involve the interaction of nonionizing and ionizing radiation with materials, particularly biological cells and tissues.  My current research interests include
  • Biomedical applications of pulsed power and plasmas
  • Plasma Physics
  • Pulsed Power
  • High Power Microwaves
  • Theoretical biophysics
  • Biomedical applications of ionizing radiation