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Eric Andersen

Eric Andersen

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Mr. Andersen is a project manager with strong ties both in the Energy and Environmental Directorate and the National Security Directorate mission fields, with twenty-plus years of project management experience responsible for building and leading teams of cross-cutting science and engineering disciplines. He has extensive laboratory operations and field deployment experience. As a Lead Engineer he was responsible for the design, fabrication, integration, testing, and deployment of a wide range of electro-mechanical automated systems. He was responsible for integrating mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, and sensor systems into fully functional, fieldable systems using a systems engineering approach. He has a DOE Q clearance, experience working in Limited Areas, and with Radiological requirements. Mr. Andersen brings a unique perspective in his role as a project manager because he has experienced the roles and responsibilities in each of the technical career paths available at the Laboratory (Technician, Specialist, S&E, and Manager). He has been at the Laboratory since 1990.

Research Interests

  • Project Management
  • Appliances and Commercial Equipment Standards
  • Systems Engineering
  • Product Maturation, Test and Evaluation
  • Design, Fabrication, and Integration of First of a Kind Electo-Mechanical Systems
  • Wind, Solar, and Hydropower
  • Nondestructive Evaluation

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

PNNL Publications


  • Scholtz J., L. Franklin, K.L. Le Blanc, and E.S. Andersen. 2016. "Cybersecurity Awareness in the Power Grid." In Advances in Human Factors in Cybersecurity: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors in Cybersecurity, July 27-31, 2016, Orlando, Florida, edited by D Nicholson, 501, 183-193. Cham:Springer International Publishing. PNNL-SA-116614. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-41932-9_15


  • 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.


  • Andersen E.S., R. Mathews, and G.A. Sandness. 2006. Eddy Current Imaging of Machined Grooves on a Nickel Wave Strip. PNNL-15701. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.


  • Andersen E.S., T.J. Samuel, and K.L. Gervais. 2005. "Portable Source Identification Device." In Nondestructive Detection and Measurement for Homeland Security III. Proceedings of the SPIE, March 8, 2005, San Diego, California, edited by AA Diaz, et al, 5769, 41-47. Bellingham, Washington:SPIE. PNNL-SA-44118. doi:10.1117/12.606665
  • Andersen E.S., T.J. Samuel, and O. Mullen. 2005. "Straddle Carrier Radiation Portal Monitoring." In Nondestructive Detection and Measurement for Homeland Security III, May 13, 2005, San Diego, California. Proceedings of the SPIE, edited by AA Diaz, et al, 5769, 33-40. Bellingham, Washington:SPIE. PNNL-SA-44179. doi:10.1117/12.606664


  • Diaz A.A., E.S. Andersen, and T.J. Samuel. 2004. "Low Frequency-SAFT Inspection Methodology for Coarse-Grained Steel Rail Components (Manganese Steel Frogs)." In Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Nondestructive Testing. Hamilton, :Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation. PNNL-SA-41589.


  • Andersen E.S., R.L. Hockey, J.M. Prince, and M.S. Good. 2003. Surface Characterization of Stainless Steel Part by Eddy Current. PNNL-14401. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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