Scott Bareham is an Electrical Engineer in the Engineered Fire Safety Group in the Fire Research Division (FRD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Mr. Bareham retired in 1992 from the United States Air Force after serving more than 20 years. He performed duties as an F-16 Avionics System Specialist, Air Eduction and Training Command F-16 Avionics Master Instructor, C-17 Curriculum Manager, and C-141 and C-5 Training Manager.
After completing his degree in 2009, Mr. Bareham was hired as an Electrical Engineer at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in the Fire Research Division.
Currently, Mr. Bareham is concentrating his efforts in support of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Cable Heat Release, Ignition, and Spread in Tray Installations during Fire (CHRISTIFIRE) research project. He is responsible for developing test plans, identifying and mitigating safety concerns, performing bench scale and large scale experiments, and analyzing the resultant data to determine the behavior of burning electrical cables. This information will be used to update and improve current U. S. Nuclear Power Plant's Probabilistic Risk Assessment models.