During the past few years Professor Dodds has travelled both nationally and internationally to lecture on "Energy Choices and Consequences," a topic that he initially developed as a short course for students in the multi-disciplinary Honors Program at the University of Tennessee. The course addresses the three fuel areas mentioned above for energy production from the following perspectives: economics, the environment, public health and safety, sustainability, and politics. Professor Dodds continually updates the content of the short course and also his presentations on "Energy Choices and Consequences."
Professor Dodds began his professional career in the early 1960s working at NASA's Langley Research Center followed by working at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Savannah River Laboratory (1970-1976), which is now the Savannah River National Laboratory. His graduate research for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees was conducted at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He began his academic career at the University of Tennessee (UT) in 1976 and retired from UT in 2011. His research and development activities at UT, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Savannah River Laboratory were focused primarily on computational methods development and applications in nuclear engineering; criticality safety analysis; reactor analysis, kinetics, design, and safety; nuclear engineering education; and more recently on energy policy. He has also served as a consultant for several national and international organizations, and he has authored or co-authored over 200 technical publications and presentations. For the last 15 of his 35 years at UT, he served as Head of the Nuclear Engineering Department, where he led the department to a Top Ten national ranking by U.S. News and World Report. He has received many awards during his career including the American Nuclear Society Arthur Holly Compton National Teaching Award. Professor Dodds is a Licensed Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.
Prof. Harold Dodds wins FLOGEN 2017 Fray International Sustainability Award