b'S T R AT E G I C P L A Ncomputational and test and validation capabilities that enablethe Collaborative Computing Center (C3) into a world-class reactor operation in a dynamic load environment, includingfacility to integrate advanced computational engineering, risk load-following and control strategies, grid-scale energyand reliability, embedded intelligence, and fuel and materials storage, and black-start approaches while allowing for optimalperformance with experimental validation. economic performance. 3) Risk and reliability research. Building on strategic 5) Technologies and approaches to enable broadernuclear energy program drivers and expanding with application of nuclear energy. Develop technologies thatadvanced techniques and applications, develop INL into an enable nuclear-grade heat utilization and integration ofinternational center of excellence and a destination for risk reactors into industrial processes. Techniques may includeand reliability research, education, and training, including those to raise the temperature of reactor heat or reduce thenuclear and non-nuclear emphases. activation temperatures of key chemical/industrial process and4) Separations science. Strengthen and expand INL may include electrochemical, chemical looping, and catalyticseparations science and technology core competencies, with an approaches.emphasis on aqueous separations, electrochemical molten salt separations, and radiation chemistry to establish INL as an Key Outcome 2.5:international leader in separations science. International Recognition and Leadership in Areas5)Embedded intelligence for energy. Leveraging advanced of Core Competency modeling and simulation capabilities and the Fission Battery Initiative, develop INL into a leadership-class laboratory Leveraging the marketing and management paradigmsfor embedded intelligence for energy systems optimization, associated with the National Reactor Innovation Centerresilience, and efficiency, including development and and the INL Glenn T. Seaborg Institute, raise INL impact,incorporation of advanced data analytic frameworks, multiscale engagement, and recognition in the global community bymodeling and simulation, and advanced sensing, and the focusing on the following target challenges. combination of these techniques.Target challenges:1) Nuclear fuels and materials performance. Building on strategic program drivers and INL irradiation, post-irradiation examination, and modeling and simulation capabilities, establish INL as an international center of excellence in nuclear materials and fuels performance, emphasizing recognized scientific leadership and advancement of international training and development programs. 2) Multiscale, multidomain modeling and simulation. Develop NS&T as a recognized world leader in advanced applied modeling and simulation methods and techniques covering thermal hydraulics, materials and fuels behavior, neutronics, systems dynamics, intelligent monitoring and control, heat and mass balance, and electrical systems dynamics with a strong emphasis on multiscale modeling and simulation. Embed these methods as key components of risk and reliability methods, embedded intelligence applications, and accelerated materials and fuels innovation and develop 21'