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Eric Berglin

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Mr. Berglin has special expertise in engineering problem solving and in providing stateā€“of-the-art research experiments / instrumentation / mechanical designs operating in unique environments (e.g. hazardous, radiation, ultra-high vacuum) in specialized areas (e.g. remote systems, optics, x-ray systems). His engineering experience is diverse and purposely varied to acquire a range of skills and expertise to be highly adaptable. Much of his work has been related to the nuclear industry and includes reactor systems, radioactive waste processing, liquid and solid waste cleanup and weapons testing. Recent non-nuclear activities include biomass pumping, terrorist detection system testing, fuel cell application, hydrogen safety, small modular reactor assessments, and building energy codes. Previous to working at PNNL, Mr. Berglin worked at AREVA (formerly Cogema), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and Westinghouse Hanford Company (Hanford Site).

Research Interests

  • Eric Berglin has 34 years of demonstrated capabilities and experience in the following areas:
  • Mechanical Design - Develop concepts/functions/requirements, design/selection of components, system integration (electrical, civil, codes and regulations), fabrication oversight, operational proof testing, and providing complete documentation packages;
  • Testing - Develop test programs and plan, design, execute, and report testing for technologies and systems;
  • Technology & System Evaluations - Develop evaluation criteria, identify present technology status, evaluate technology and systems, and provide recommendations;
  • Information Mining - Define requirements, identify sources, collect information, analyze/compile data, and report results;
  • Website Development - Analyze needs, develop structure, design interfaces, coordinate with clients/users, obtain approvals, manage content and operations;
  • Project Management and Planning - Form teams and relationships, develop budgets and schedules, oversight & status reporting, and manage project changes.

Education and Credentials

  • Engineer, Mechanical (BSME Washington State University 1980)

PNNL Publications


  • Berglin E.J., B.K. Hatchell, J.C. Mount, K.J. Neill, B.E. Wells, and C. Burns. 2017. Hanford Waste End Effector Phase I Test Report. PNNL-26856 Rev 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.


  • Schonewill P.P., E.J. Berglin, G.K. Boeringa, W.C. Buchmiller, C.A. Burns, and M.J. Minette. 2015. Scoping Study of Airlift Circulation Technologies for Supplemental Mixing in Pulse Jet Mixed Vessels. PNNL-24221. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.


  • Anheier N.C., H. Qiao, E.J. Berglin, and B.K. Hatchell. 2013. Summary of the Preliminary Optical ICHMI Design Study: A Preliminary Engineering Design Study for a Standpipe Viewport. PNNL-23029. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Anheier N.C., J.D. Suter, H. Qiao, E.S. Andersen, E.J. Berglin, M. Bliss, and B.D. Cannon, et al. 2013. Technical Readiness and Gaps Analysis of Commercial Optical Materials and Measurement Systems for Advanced Small Modular Reactors. PNNL-22622 Rev. 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Coble J.B., G.A. Coles, P. Ramuhalli, R.M. Meyer, E.J. Berglin, D.W. Wootan, and M.R. Mitchell. 2013. Technical Needs for Enhancing Risk Monitors with Equipment Condition Assessment for Advanced Small Modular Reactors. PNNL-22377 Rev. 0; SMR/ICHMI/PNNL/TR-201. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Kuhn W.L., D.R. Rector, S.D. Rassat, C.W. Enderlin, M.J. Minette, J.A. Bamberger, and G.B. Josephson, et al. 2013. Scaling Theory for Pulsed Jet Mixed Vessels, Sparging, and Cyclic Feed Transport Systems for Slurries. PNNL-22816. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Meyer R.M., J.B. Coble, E.H. Hirt, P. Ramuhalli, M.R. Mitchell, D.W. Wootan, and E.J. Berglin, et al. 2013. Technical Needs for Prototypic Prognostic Technique Demonstration for Advanced Small Modular Reactor Passive Components. PNNL-22488 Rev.0. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Meyer R.M., P. Ramuhalli, J.B. Coble, M.R. Mitchell, D.W. Wootan, E.H. Hirt, and E.J. Berglin, et al. 2013. "Prognostics Health Management for Advanced Small Modular Reactor Passive Components." In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society (PHM 2013), October 14-17, New Orleans, Louisiana, 4, Paper No. 071. Rochester, New York:Prognostics and Health Management Society. PNNL-SA-98328.


  • Berglin E.J., C.W. Enderlin, and A.J. Schmidt. 2012. Review and Assessment of Commercial Vendors/Options for Feeding and Pumping Biomass Slurries for Hydrothermal Liquefaction. PNNL-21981. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.


  • Fellinger A.P., M.W. Rinker, E.J. Berglin, R.L. Minichan, M.R. Poirier, P.A. Gauglitz, and B.A. Martin, et al. 2009. EM-21 Retrieval Knowledge Center: Waste Retrieval Challenges. PNNL-18356. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Experimental and Computational Engineering

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