ANS Seminar Speakers

H. McFarlane

Dr. McFarlane's principal responsibility is representing Idaho National Laboratory in international nuclear energy cooperation, including serving as the Technical Director of the Generation-IV International Forum. Dr. McFarlane has held numerous technical leadership positions with responsibility for developing advanced systems for nuclear power plants, the nuclear fuel cycle, and space nuclear power for science and exploration. Currently he is serving a one-year appointment in Washington, DC as the senior technical advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy in the Department of Energy. He has a Ph.D. in engineering science from the California Institute of Technology, a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Texas, and master?s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago. Dr. McFarlane is a past President and a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society. He also is the current Chairman of the International Nuclear Energy Academy.

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S. Mladineo

Steve Mladineo is a Senior Program Manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), working in Washington, DC. He is a former Submarine Officer who commanded the nuclear attack submarine USS Bergall (SSN-667). He served in senior staff positions on the staff of the Atlantic Submarine Force and in the Pentagon. He also served as Associate Dean at the U.S. National War College, where he taught the National Security Policy Process. He is the Chair of the Nonproliferation and Arms Control Division of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, and has been a member of the American Nuclear Society President's Special Committee on Nonproliferation since 1995. Since 1993 he has worked for PNNL in the area of nuclear nonproliferation. He has provided technical support to the Office of International Material Protection and Cooperation, the Office of Nonproliferation & International Security at the National Nuclear Security Administration and other offices in the Department of Energy. His publications include articles about Safeguards Culture, U.N. Security Council Resolution 1540, Nuclear Nonproliferation, and Arms Control. Steve is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and has earned Master of Arts degrees in Political Science from the University at Albany, and in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

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M. Podowski

Dr. Michael Podowski is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. He is also a Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, and Director of Center for Multiphase Research at RPI. His research interests include fundamentals and applications of multiphase flow and heat transfer, computational multiphase flow dynamics (CMFD), dynamics and stability of multiphase systems and nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics and safety. He is director and PI of the DOE-sponsored GNEP/NERI University Consortium for the Deployment of a Suite of High Performance Computational Tools for Multiscale Multiphysics Simulations of Generation-IV Reactors.

Recent and current research initiatives of Dr. Podowski include the following areas:

  • advanced nuclear reactors: Supercritical Water Reactor (SCWR), Very High Temperature Gas Reactor (VHTGR), and Fast Sodium Reactor (FSR),
  • computational multiphase fluid dynamics (CMFD) capabilities for nuclear reactors,
  • fundamental physics of gas/liquid interfacial phenomena,
  • stability analysis of BWRs and SCWRs,
  • multiphase flow in chemical processing equipment for synthetic fuel production,
  • microscale flow filtration systems.

Professor Podowski has about 300 technical publications, including 7 books/book-chapters and over 50 journal papers. He is Fellow of American Nuclear Society (ANS).

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S. Anghaie

Dr. Samim Anghaie is the Principal Engineer with the Nuclear Power Consulting Firm, NeTech. Before joing NeTech in 2010, he was Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Director of Innovative Nuclear Space Power & Propulsion (INSPI) at University of Florida. He has received his Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1982. Dr. Anghaie's research interest and expertise are in areas of power reactor systems with primary focus on nuclear fuels, thermal hydraulics, and reactor design. He has mentored and supervised graduate research works of 40 PhD and 80 MS students. Results of Dr. Anghaie's research have been published in more than 400 papers and reports, with more than half in peer?reviewed Journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Anghaie has served in and chaired several research advisory boards, and review panels for the National Research Council, NASA, US Department of Energy, and several international research organizations including Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board for the Paul Scherrer Institute LTH (Switzerland) and Chairman of the Technical Advisory Board for Thor Energy, Norway. He also has served as the Chairman of the DOE Gen IV Technical Working Group on Advanced Reactors and as member of the NRC Advanced Reactor Review group.

Parallel to his academic career, Professor Anghaie has provided extensive consulting services and expert advice to nuclear industry including, Entergy, Exelon, Arizona Power Systems (APS), Korea Hydro & nuclear Power (KHNP), Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), AREVA, Babcock & Wilcox, Exxon Nuclear Fuel, GE Nuclear, Hitachi Power, Burns & Roe, CH2M Hill, and Lockheed Martin, and to US government agencies and national labs including DOE, NRC, NASA, Brookhaven National lab, Idaho National Lab, and Los Alamos National Lab. NL, LANL. Since 2004, Dr. Anghaie has been an executive consultant to nuclear power industry on the design of large and small Light Water Reactors, technology selection and deployment of new nuclear power plants, and has conducted technical due diligence for a major nuclear power merger/acquisition.

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A. Macfarlane

Allison Macfarlane is currently an Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She is also an affiliate of the Program in Science, Technology and Society at MIT and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. She received her PhD in geology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992. She has held fellowships at the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College, the Center for International Security and Arms Control at Stanford University, and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. From 1998-2000 she was a Social Science Research Council-MacArthur Foundation fellow in International Peace and Security. She has served on National Academy of Sciences panels on nuclear energy and nuclear weapons issues. She is a member of the White House's Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future. She is also currently chair of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and serves on the Keystone Center's Energy Board. Her research focuses on environmental policy and international security issues associated with nuclear energy, especially the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle. In 2006 MIT Press published her book, Uncertainty Underground: Yucca Mountain and the Nation's High-Level Nuclear Waste, which explores the unresolved technical issues for nuclear waste disposal at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

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V. Manno

Vincent P. Manno is Associate Provost and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University. He received a BS from Columbia and SM, Engineer's and Sc.D. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from M.I.T. He joined the Tufts faculty in 1984 where he has been department chair, Associate Dean for Graduate Education, and Dean of Engineering ad interim. His field of expertise is thermal-fluid dynamics applications including power production, electronics thermal management, and manufacturing processes. He is a recipient of the 2001 Rosten Award for Excellence in the Thermal Analysis of Electronic Equipment, 2002 ASME Curriculum Innovation Award, and the 2005 Tufts Fischer Award as Engineering Teacher of the Year. He is an ASME Fellow. As Associate Provost, Dr. Manno coordinates graduate education across the university and oversees cross-school programs such as the Tufts Institute of the Environment.

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K. Smith

Studsvik Scandpower, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Studsvik AB (Sweden) engaged in the research, development, deployment, marketing, training, and support for a suite of reactor physics software tools that are widely used in the commercial light water reactor (LWR) industry. Dr. M. Edenius, Dr. K. Smith, and Mr. D. Ver Planck started the U.S. branch of Studsvik in Newton, MA in 1984. The principle function of Studsvik Scandpower is to develop mathematical physics models and computer codes which are capable of performing steady-state and transient physics analysis required for core design, fuel management, safety analysis, and NRC licensing of commercial nuclear reactors. Studsvik Scandpower has been successful in providing these computer codes to more than 60 nuclear utilities, fuel vendors, licensing authorities, and national laboratories in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Studsvik Scandpower has continued to grow and currently employs 45 engineers in six countries.

Dr. Smith has been intimately involved in the development of Studsvik's comprehensive suite of LWR analysis tools that include:

  • INTERPIN, a LWR fuel performance code
  • CASMO, a 2-D lattice physics and depletion tool
  • SIMULATE, a 3-D steady-state nodal reactor analysis tool
  • SIMULATE-K, a 3-D transient nodal reactor analysis tool
  • XIMAGE/SIMAN, a LWR core load optimization tool
  • SIMULATE-R, a teal-time core model for LWR operator training simulators
  • GARDEL, an on-line core monitoring system for LWRs

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J. Briscoe

John Briscoe is Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environment Engineering and Environmental Health at Harvard University where he directs the Harvard Water Security Initiative and is on the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Public Health and Kennedy School of Government.

His career has focused on the issues of water, other natural resources and economic development. He has worked: as an engineer in the government water agencies of South Africa and Mozambique; as an epidemiologist at the Cholera Research Center in Bangladesh; as a professor of water resources at the University of North Carolina. In his 20-year career at the World Bank he held high-level technical positions (as the Bank's Senior Water Advisor) and managerial positions (Country Director for Brazil, the World Bank's biggest borrower). Mr. Briscoe's role in shaping the governance and strategy of the World Bank is the subject of a chapter in the definitive recent history of the Bank, Sebastian Mallaby's The World's Banker (Penguin, 2006).

He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at Harvard University in 1976 and his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering at the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1969. In addition to his native South Africa, he has lived in the United State, Bangladesh, Mozambique, India and Brazil. He speaks English, Afrikaans, Bengali, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Briscoe has served on the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Academy of Sciences and was a founding member of the major global water partnerships, including the World Water Council, the Global Water Partnership, and the World Commission on Dams. He currently serves on the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum, on the UNEP Water Board and as a member of the Council of Distinguished Water Professionals of the International Water Association. He appears regularly in major media (including the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, CNN))and has published extensively in professional economic, finance, environmental, health and engineering journals. In recent years he authored the World Bank's Water Sector Strategy, the Brazil/World Bank Country Partnership Strategy and the Oxford University Press books India's Water Economy: Bracing for a Turbulent Future and Pakistan's Water Economy: Running Dry.

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M. Zucchetti

Massimo ZUCCHETTI (Torino, Italy, 1961), is a full Professor of Radiation Protection at the Politechnical University of Engineering in Torino, and a visiting scientist at MIT - LNS for 2010. He took his degree in Nuclear Engineering in 1986, and Doctorate in 1990. His research interests deal with radioprotection, nuclear fusion technology, nuclear safety, radioactive waste management. He is editor of two International Journals and coordinator of the IEA Co-operative Program on the Environmental, Safety and Economic Aspects of Fusion Power, Radioactive Waste Study. He is author of nearly 100 papers in peer-review journals, and two books on Depleted Uranium. He has been advisor of the Italian Parliament for the question of depleted Uranium.

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J. Ellis

James O. Ellis, Jr. was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), located in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 18, 2005.

INPO, sponsored by the commercial nuclear industry, is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the highest levels of safety and reliability -- to promote excellence -- in the operation of nuclear electric generating plants.

In 2004, Admiral Ellis completed a distinguished 39-year Navy career as Commander of the United States Strategic Command during a time of challenge and change. In this role, he was responsible for the global command and control of United States strategic and space forces, reporting directly to the Secretary of Defense.

A 1969 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Admiral Ellis was designated a Naval aviator in 1971. His service as a Navy fighter pilot included tours with two fighter squadrons, and assignment as Commanding Officer of an F/A-18 strike/fighter squadron. In 1991, he assumed command of the USS Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. After selection to Rear Admiral, in 1996 he served as a carrier battle group commander leading contingency response operations in the Taiwan Straits.

His shore assignments included senior military staff tours directing operations for the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Plans, Policy, and Operations). He also served as Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe and Commander in Chief, Allied Forces, Southern Europe during a time of historic NATO expansion and led United States and NATO forces in combat and humanitarian operations during the 1999 Kosovo crisis.

Mr. Ellis holds a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and, in 2005, was inducted into the school’s Engineering Hall of Fame. He also has a master’s degree in aeronautical systems from the University of West Florida. He completed United States Navy Nuclear Power Training and was qualified in the operation and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants. He is a graduate of the Navy Test Pilot School, the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun) and the Senior Officer Program in National Security Strategy at Harvard University.

His personal awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (three awards), Navy Distinguished Service Medal (two awards), Legion of Merit (four awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), and the Navy Commendation Medal, as well as numerous campaign and service awards. He was presented the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, the Star of Merit and Honor from the Greek Ministry of Defense and the Joint Forces Medal of Honor and the Grand Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

Mr. Ellis currently serves on the board of directors of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, Level 3 Communications, and Inmarsat PLC. He served for three years as a Presidential Appointee on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and, in 2006, he was a member of the Military Advisory Panel to the Iraq Study Group.

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E. Gostjeva

Elena V. Gostjeva is a Research Scientist in the Department of Biological Engineering, MIT and also at the Institute of Biotechnology, Kiev, Ukraine. She graduated from Vavilov's Institute of General Genetics (Moskow, USSR) in 1986 and joined the "Genetic Risk Assessment" group, Radiobiological Expedition in Chernobyl' (Ukraine) of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Dr. Gostjeva studied the consequences of radiation exposure on human health in contaminated areas of the Ukraine and accepted the offer to become head of the "Genetic Risk Assessment" group at Kiev Polytechnical Institute in 1995. She originally developed her quantitative image cytometry methods to detect chromosomal aberrations induced by long-term low dose radiation in plants, animals and humans. These methods were later applied at MIT for the analysis of origin of chromosomal instability in human colon adenocarcinomas and finding that the stem cells of organogenesis and carcinogenesis have a peculiar mode of DNA replication when divide symmetrically and aymmetrically.

Together with Prof. William Thilly, whom she met in Stockholm, 1996 working for Swedish Radiation Protection Instutute and married in 1997 and moved to USA, she has developed a "juvenile stem cell mutator" hypothesis regarding the timing and cellular location of tumor initiation mutations. She is organizing collaborations to develop novel cancer treatments aimed at eradication of cancer stem cells that curiously resistant to radiotherapy. The latter is a present collaboration with Prof. Jackie Yanch, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT.

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B. Petrovic

Bojan Petrovic is a Professor at the Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs at Georgia Tech. Prior to that, he was a Fellow Scientist at the Westinghouse Science and Technology Department in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was involved in advanced reactors design. Dr. Petrovic holds a B.Sc. degree in mathematics, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Nuclear Engineering. Areas of his research interest include reactor physics and transport theory, advanced reactors design, and application of nuclear technology to industry and medicine. Dr. Petrovic has authored over one hundred articles published in journals, monographs and conference proceedings.

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T. Downar

Professor Downar received his PhD from MIT in 1984 and from 1984-2006 was a Professor in the School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University. After spending a year at UC Berkeley, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan where he is currently a Professor in the Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Department. The primary focus of his research is reactor physics and advanced computational methods in support of the U.S. NRC, the U.S. DOE, and EPRI and several international sponsors. Professor Downar is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.

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R. Coats

Dr. Richard L. Coats is a Sandia Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) who provides technical analysis support to Sandia?s nuclear programs and activities. He holds a BS degree in Engineering Physics, an MS in Nuclear Engineering, and a PhD in Engineering Sciences. He served in the USN Nuclear Power Program from 1959 to 1963 as an instructor at the Mare Island Nuclear Power School. He has over 40 years of experience and is expert in nuclear reactor physics, operation, and accident phenomenology. His past experience include extensive exploratory work in accelerator driven multiplying systems for radiation effect studies, design and construction of the fast burst reactors SPRII and SPRIII, technical analysis and oversight for the development and operation of the ACRR, acquisition and management of post accident heat removal in-pile experiment programs in support of the NRC international fast reactor safety program, safety analyses for the Space Nuclear Thermal Propulsion program, and management of the Sandia Medical Isotope Production and Research Program. As part of the medical isotope effort, he provided reactor physics and safety analysis as well as oversight for the NEPA process. This process included preparation of Environmental Assessment (EA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and participation in public hearing. He was responsible for coordinating modifications to the Sandia Annular Core Research Reactor (ACRR) and the Hot Cell Facility (HCF) and for Safety Analysis Reports in support of the production of medical isotopes.

He has broad experience in SNL nuclear activities, having served over 30 years at Sandia performing and managing nuclear reactor research programs covering reactor design, development, operation, safety research, and other reactor applications. More recently, he has concentrated on safety basis development for Sandia?s nuclear facilities and activities with emphasis on accident phenomenology issues. He also served as the team leader for establishing safety basis for the INEEL based GNEP AFCF program. As a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, he participates in a wide range of Sandia technical activities.

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M. Adams

Dr. Marvin L. Adams is HTRI Professor of Nuclear Engineering and director of the Institute for National Security Education and Research at Texas A&M University. He earned his B.S from Mississippi State University in 1981, his M.S. from the University of Michigan in 1984, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1986, all in nuclear engineering. From 1977 to 1982 he worked at Tennessee Valley Authority's Sequoyah Nuclear Plant and its support office. He worked on weapons simulation codes at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1986 until he left in 1992 for the faculty position that he continues to hold at Texas A&M University. In 2006-2007 he directed the Center for Large-scale Scientific Simulation at Texas A&M, and from 2005 until 2009 he served as Associate Vice President for Research. He serves as a consultant to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Mitre Corporation. He has served on a variety of review and advisory committees and panels, many of which advise the U.S. government on various matters, and continues to do so. He is actively involved in research on numerical methods for large-scale scientific simulations, methods for quantification of uncertainties, and methods for efficient use of massively parallel computers.

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J. Reyes

Dr. José N. Reyes is the Henry and Janice Schuette Endowed Chair Professor and the Head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics at Oregon State University (OSU). He is internationally recognized for his work on advanced nuclear reactor safety and serves as a United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Technical Expert on passive safety systems. He is the co-designer of an innovative modular nuclear reactor which proposes to change the way in which nuclear power plants are built and deployed. He is the Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of NuScale Power Incorporated, a new company aimed at commercializing the NuScale power plant.

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Dr. Reyes is the co-designer of the NuScale passively cooled small nuclear reactor. He is an internationally recognized expert on passive safety system design, testing and operation for nuclear power plants. He currently serves as a United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Technical Expert on passive safety systems. Dr. Reyes successfully established a 17 nation Coordinated Research Program on Passive Safety Systems for the IAEA and also developed and directed a course on natural circulation and passive safety systems at the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.

At Oregon State University, Dr. Reyes serves as Head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics. There he directed the Advanced Thermal Hydraulic Research Laboratory (ATHRL) and was the Co-Director of the Battelle Energy Alliance Academic Center of Excellence (ACE) for Thermal Fluids and Reactor Safety in support of the Idaho National Laboratory mission. In addition, Dr. Reyes was the OSU principal investigator for the Westinghouse AP600 and AP1000 certification test programs sponsored by the USNRC, the U.S. Department of Energy, and Westinghouse.

Prior to joining the faculty at OSU, Dr. Reyes worked nearly 10 years as a thermal hydraulics research engineer in the Reactor Safety Division of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Florida. He is the author of numerous technical papers and has given lectures and keynote addresses to professional nuclear organizations in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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M. Kirk

Mark Kirk holds engineering degrees through a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has experience in application of fracture mechanics and material science to assessing the integrity and safety of a wide variety of heavy engineering structures (Naval and commercial ships, gas pipelines, refinery components, nuclear pressure vessels). His current research interests focus on the development of toughness models for ferritic steels, and on the use of probabilistic modeling to improve the realism and reduce the unneeded conservatisms in current codes and regulations that govern the operability of nuclear plant structures.

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R. Myers

Richard Myers is responsible for defining policy initiatives, developing legislative proposals and managing Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) programs in such areas as environmental policy and new nuclear power plant deployment. He manages NEI's programs to implement the financial incentives for new nuclear plant construction authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. He is also responsible for tax issues affecting the nuclear power industry and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission-related financial issues, and for working with NEI member companies to define NEI's position on such environmental issues as climate change.

NEI's Policy Development Division is also responsible for strategic planning, developing NEI's annual business plan, monitoring energy policy issues and market trends, and conducting analysis of how changes in the energy markets affect existing nuclear plants and the economic prospects for new nuclear plants. Mr. Myers is also responsible for NEI's liaison with the financial community.

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H. Yonemura

Mr. Hideo Yonemura has 40 years of experience in nuclear plant design, manufacturing and construction including development of advanced technology, such as structural analysis of Japanese CANDU core, SCC prevention methods, high frequency induction bending of pipe, modularization, etc.

As General Manager he led the effort to construct the 1358 Mwe Shika-2 ABWR. It was completed on schedule in March 2006. Hitachi Ltd. had comprehensive responsibility including design, manufacturing, construction, and commissioning.

He is now responsible for international nuclear business development within the newly created HGNE organization. His responsibilities include the development of a nuclear plant construction Engineering and modularization business in North America.

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J. Kawahata

Mr. Junichi Kawahata has 28 years of experience in nuclear plant design and construction including the research and development of their advanced technology, such as design IT system, modularization, etc. Now he is a vice president working for Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd. He is in charge of the international nuclear plant design and construction business development. He has been a committee member of ASME Codes and Standards, Sec. III, Subgroup Design, WG on Piping Design since April 2005.

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K. Moriya

Mr. Kumiaki Moriya has 28 years of experience in BWR plant design such as safety design and reactor thermal-hydraulics and development of advanced BWR concept. He developed ABWR design and completed Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Unit No. 6 and 7 as a first kind of ABWR in the world. He is now responsible for deployment of ABWR in the world and development of a next generation BWR.

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R. Matzie

Dr. Regis A. Matzie was appointed to his current Westinghouse position in October 2001 and is responsible for all Westinghouse research and development undertakings and advanced nuclear plant development. Dr. Matzie was elected to the Board of PBMR Pty Ltd in May 2001. He has served as the Chairman of the Board Technical Committee and now the Board Technology Committee since May 2001.

Previously, Dr. Matzie was responsible for the development, licensing, detailed engineering, project management, and component manufacturing of new Westinghouse light water reactors. He was also the executive in charge of Westinghouse replacement steam generator projects and dry spent-fuel-canister fabrication projects. Dr. Matzie became a senior vice president in 2000, when Westinghouse Electric Company purchased the nuclear businesses of ABB. Earlier, Dr. Matzie was vice president of nuclear systems for ABB Combustion Engineering (ABB CE) Nuclear Power in Windsor, Connecticut.

During his 25 years with ABB CE, Dr. Matzie held technical and management positions, including vice president of nuclear engineering; vice president of nuclear systems development; director of advanced water reactor projects; manager of reactor engineering; and manager of analog plants. Dr. Matzie's career has been devoted primarily to the development of advanced nuclear systems and advanced fuel cycles, and he is the author of more than 120 technical papers and reports on these subjects. Dr. Matzie completed 30 years of active and reserve service in the U.S. Navy in 1995, retiring with the rank of captain.

Dr. Matzie graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he obtained a B.S. in physics, and served in the U.S. nuclear submarine program for five years. He then attended Stanford University, where he earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering.

Dr. Matzie has also served as a member of the ASME Industry Advisory Board and now the ASME Innovative Technologies Institute Management Committee since 2003 providing guidance on technology development and related needs for key focus areas of The Society.

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T. Schulz

During his 39 years with Westinghouse, Mr. Terry Schulz has specialized in the design and development of nuclear reactor fluid systems. From 1987 until now Mr. Schulz has provided the technical leadership in the creation, development, licensing and design finalization of the AP600 and the AP1000 safety approach and fluid systems design including their innovative passive systems.

In 2008, Mr. Schulz was awarded the ANS Special Award, for Inherent and Passive Safety Features in Advanced Water Reactors.

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L. Awerbuch

Leon Awerbuch began his desalination involvement over 40 years ago with BLH and Agua Chem Inc. He joined the Bechtel Group in 1972 in R&D, and had increased responsibilities for power and water programs including being Bechtel Vice President and Senior Regional Representative for the Middle East. He was Country Manager for Bechtel for Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Kuwait and Yemen.

He founded Leading Edge Technology, to develop and market Integrated Upgrading Systems using Nanofiltration membrane softening technology. Awerbuch was one of the pioneers of Hybrid Power-Desalination concepts, Desalination Aquifer Storage and Recovery (DASR) and Hybrid MSF-MED. He holds the patent for the Integrated Hybrid MSF-NF process that led to the project in Sharjah UAE that demonstrated on commercial basis a 50% improvement in the capacity of existing distillation plants. For that he won the Inaugural 2007 Global Water Intelligence Award for Innovation. He also won in November 2007 first prize for Innovation by the Saudi Water and Electricity Forum.

Awerbuch holds 28 patents and published over 90 technical papers. He was Chairman of Five World Conferences, and is the Co-chairman of the next World Congress 2009 in Dubai, on Desalination and Water Reuse. He was President, and is now a Director, of the International Desalination Association (IDA).

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F. Carre

Since he joined the CEA in 1976, Frank Carré contributed to studies on advanced nuclear systems such as light water reactors, fusion reactor blankets and space power reactors. After 1990 he successively managed Services in charge of Innovative Systems for power reactors, and Reactor and Fuel Cycle Physics within the Department of Reactor Studies. From 1997 to 2000 he served as Assistant Director of the Strategy and Evaluation Division of CEA, in charge of the strategic planning of CEA's civilian activities.

Since 2001, he returned to nuclear Research and Development as Program Director for Future Nuclear Energy Systems within the Nuclear Energy Division. In this responsibility, he contributed to shape and to manage national R&D programs on fast neutron reactors with advanced fuel cycles and high temperature reactors for the cogeneration of process heat and hydrogen.

In March 2007, he was appointed Deputy Director for Nuclear Development and Innovation within the Nuclear Energy Division of CEA. In this position he co-manages national programs on future nuclear systems and remains actively involved in collaborative programs on future nuclear energy systems both in Europe and the Generation IV International Forum.

Frank Carré is also assistant professor at the Ecole Polytechnique and professor at the National Institute for Nuclear Sciences and Techniques.

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A. Icenhour

Alan Icenhour is the Director of the Global Nuclear Security Technology Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The Division performs research and development in the areas of nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, threat reduction, transportation security, and advanced radiation detection methods. In addition to technology development and deployment, the Division's staff, which includes internationally-recognized experts, is closely involved in policy efforts to detect, prevent, and reverse the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and radiological dispersal devices (RDD).

Dr. Icenhour joined ORNL in 1990, and he has more than 20 years of experience with the nuclear fuel cycle, ranging from reactor operations to radiochemical research. His research has focused on the conversion of 233U to a stable form for long-term storage, studies of the effects of radiation on materials, 238Pu production, and the development of advanced nuclear fuels. He completed a 20-month special assignment in Washington, D.C. as a Technical Advisor to the Proliferation Detection Program within the Office of Nonproliferation Research and Development (NA-22) of the National Nuclear Security Administration. Before joining ORNL, Alan served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy on a nuclear powered submarine. He is still an active reservist in the U.S. Navy, and has the rank of Captain (O-6). He received his B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from The University of Tennessee.

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C. Forsberg

Dr. Charles Forsberg is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Nuclear Fuel Cycle Study. Before joining MIT, he was a Corporate Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society, and recipient of the 2005 Robert E. Wilson Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for outstanding chemical engineering contributions to nuclear energy, including his work in hydrogen production and nuclear-renewable energy futures. He received the American Nuclear Society special award for innovative nuclear reactor design. Dr. Forsberg earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota and his doctorate in Nuclear Engineering from MIT. He has been awarded 10 patents and has published over 200 papers.

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A. Kumbaro

1986 Bachelor degree in Physics, University of Tirana, Albania

1989 MASTER degree, National institute of nuclear science and technology, Saclay, France

1992 PhD degree, University Paris XI. Thesis title : Modeling, Numerical and Mathematical Analysis of Two-Fluid Models for Two-Phase Flows.

1993-1998 Consulting engineer responsible of two-phase flow project, SIMULOG. Some of work aspects:

Elaboration of a characteristic flux finite volume method, Elaboration of a Condenser version in the THYC code.

1999-2001Research Engineer at Software Engineering and Simulation Laboratory, CEA Saclay. Some of work aspects:

Development of the object oriented software tool OVAP to simulate multi-dimensional two-phase flows. Development of fully unstructured, accurate and robust finite volume formulations for general two-phase flow models.

2001-2002 Sabbatical year at Center for Multiphase Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA. Some of work aspects: Multifield modeling of two-phase flows, Dynamics of Ultra-Thin Liquid Films.

Since 2002 Expert senior at Heat transfer Laboratory, CEA Saclay.

Working on numerical, physical and design aspects concerning the development of a multifield two-phase flow model in FLICA-OVAP, a thermal-hydraulic code for the core of reactors. Supervising postdoctoral positions, PhD students and internship of graduate students working on different numerical aspects.

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J. Kessler

John is currently the manager of the High-Level Waste and Spent Fuel Management Program at the Electric Power Research Institute. John has led EPRI's effort in developing a probabilistic approach to understanding the overall impact of disposing of spent nuclear fuel in the candidate repository at Yucca Mountain. John has also investigated risks due to spent fuel storage and transportation. Part of this work involves assessing what components of the spent fuel storage, transportation, and disposal systems require attention - a situation in which applying risk-informed judgment is important.

John received his BS and MS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1979 and 1981, respectively; John received his Ph.D. in Hydrogeology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993.

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T. Diaz de la Rubia

Tomás joined LLNL as a postdoc in 1989 after completing his Ph.D. in physics at the State University of New York at Albany. He carried out his thesis research in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory and in the Materials Science Department at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The focus of his scientific work has been the investigation, via large-scale computer simulation, of defects, diffusion, and microstructure evolution in extreme environments.

At LLNL he first worked on materials issues for the fusion program and then joined the Chemistry and Materials Sciences (CMS) Directorate in 1994. Between 1994 and 1996, he focused his research activities around the development of physics-based predictive models of ion implantation and thin film growth for semiconductor processing in collaboration with Bell Labs, Intel, Applied Materials, IBM and other semiconductor corporations. Between 1994 and 2002, he was also involved in the development of multiscale models of materials strength and aging in irradiation environments and worked in the Advanced Simulation and Computing Program developing models of materials strength.

In 1999 he became group leader for Computational Materials Science and helped build and lead an international recognized effort in computational materials science at LLNL. Between 2000 and 2002, he served as the CMS Materials Program Leader for the National Ignition Facility (NIF), where he focused on optical materials and target development for NIF applications.

Tomás was selected as the Associate Director for Chemistry and Materials Science in 2002. Currently, he leads the Chemistry, Materials, Earth, and Life Sciences Directorate, formed in 2007 after merging CMS and the previous Bioscences and Energy and Environment directorates.

Tomás has published more than 140 peer reviewed articles in scientific literature, has chaired numerous international conferences and workshops and has edited several conference proceedings and special journal issues. He belongs to the editorial board of five major scientific journals, and continues to serve in numerous national and international panels. He was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society in 2002, and is currently the vice chair (chair elect) of the Division of Computational Physics. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and he served as an elected member of the board of directors of the Materials Research Society between 2002 and 2005.

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E. Baker

Edward Baker has 28 years experience as a regulator with the NRC. In January of this year he was appointed the Director, Advanced Reactor Program, in the Office of New Reactors. In this capacity, Mr. Baker is responsible for establishing an advanced reactor program, including managing all activities related to advanced reactor licensing and oversight. Mr. Baker joined the NRC in 1980 as a Materials Engineer. His career with NRC has included being a Reactor Construction Engineer, Senior Reactor Engineer, Senior Project Manager for an operating reactor, inspector and supervisor in the Vendor Inspection Branch, and Deputy Director in the Office of Enforcement. From 1995 to 2002, Mr. Baker served as the NRC's Agency Allegations Advisor, developing and managing NRC's program for addressing safety concerns submitted by industry workers and the members of the public.

In 2002, he was appointed to the position of Deputy Director, Office of International Programs and was responsible for NRC's programs for licensing imports and exports of nuclear materials and technology and managing and maintaining NRC’s relationships with its international regulatory counterparts and the Nuclear Energy Agency and the IAEA . During the period August 2004 until February 2005 he served as the Deputy Director in the Office of the Chief Information Officer and from February 2005 thru December 2007 Mr. Baker served as the Director of the Office of Information Services and as Deputy Chief Information Officer. In these capacities Mr. Baker was responsible for managing NRC’s information technology and information management programs. As noted in the opening, Mr. Baker returned to his roots in the NRC's reactor program in January of this year.

Mr. Baker has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

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M. Demkowicz

Dr. Demkowicz was born in Krakow, Poland and came to the U.S. with his family in 1993. He received 3 undergraduate degrees from UT-Austin in 2000 (BS Physics, BS Aerospace Engineering, BA Plan II Liberal Arts Honors). He received an MS in 2004 and a Ph.D. in 2005 in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. Afterwards, Dr. Demkowicz spent nearly 3.5 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, starting out as a regular postdoc, then becoming a Director's Postdoctoral Fellow (2006), and finally in March 2008 a permanent technical staff member (TSM). He received the Los Alamos Postdoctoral Distinguished Performance Award for 2007. Today he is a John C. Chipman Assistant Professor at MIT-DMSE. His research interests are in understanding the unit processes by which materials change their atomic structure and using that understanding to propose ways of designing new materials with tailored response to extreme environments (e.g. irradiation or severe plastic deformation). Most of his work focuses on atomic-scale modeling and simulation.

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A. Bucaille

Alain Bucaille, 54, is a graduate of Polytechnique et the Corps des Mines. He began his career with several positions abroad, notably in New Caledonia, Japan and Australia. On returning to France in the 1980s, he was involved in drafting a variety of tax reforms (tax credit for research, business tax, corporate tax) and was rapporteur of the Research and Innovation Commission for the French Government's 10th plan. In 1989, he joined the Lafarge group as Subsidiary Vice President, later becoming Vice President, Research and Innovation. In 1997, he became General Manager of Hermès, a position he held for four years. He presides over the Colbert Committee's anti-counterfeit commission. From 2001 to late 2005, he was advisor on prospective marketing and communications to Anne Lauvergeon, Chairman of AREVA's Executive Board. Since January 2006, he is Senior Vice President of Research and Innovation for the AREVA group. Alain Bucaille also teaches Social Science at HEC and specializes in the link between the rational and the emotional.

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E. Loewen

Eric P. Loewen, PhD, is Chief Consulting Engineer, Advanced Plants Technology, General Electric-Hitachi Nuclear, in Wilmington, NC. He is promoting the sodium fast reactor and electrometallurgical processing of spent nuclear fuel for the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership. The American Nuclear Society's 2005 Congressional Fellow, Dr. Loewen worked in the office of Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) where he coordinated the Senator's inclusion of America's first legislation addressing global climate change policy into the Energy Act of 2005.

Joining the Idaho National Laboratory in 1999, Eric contributed to development of a Generation IV lead-bismuth cooled reactor and proliferation-resistant thoria-urania fuel. He also supported the President's Climate Change Technology Program. From 1992 - 1997 he was Director of Research, Molten Metal Technology, in Fall River, MA, where he developed and deployed nuclear applications for hazardous waste management. He served 10 years in the Navy from 1982 - 1993.

Eric graduated Western State College, Gunnison, CO, with a BS, Mathematics and Chemistry (1983), and attained MS, Nuclear Engineering (1992) and PhD, Engineering Physics (1999) from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Eric is currently Treasurer, American Nuclear Society. A 1992 Kissimmee Ironman Triathlete.

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R. Mayo

Dr. Mayo received his B.S. in NE at Penn State in 1984; M.S. & Ph.D. in NE from Purdue University in 1987 & 1989, respectively. He has taught at the North Carolina State University on the faculty of the Nuclear Engineering Department from 1991-2001. During the later part of his tenure at NC State, Dr. Mayo was responsible for the graduate program as the graduate program director.

Prior to joining the NC State as a faculty member, Dr. Mayo was with the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Director?s Post Doctoral Fellow from 1989-91 in the plasma physics division performing compact tori plasma and magnetic compression hyper-velocity research. Dr. Mayo also participated to the US/Japan magnetic fusion technical exchange program.

Dr. Mayo is currently program manager for the SNM Movement Detection Program in the Office of nonproliferation R&D at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) of the Department of Energy, where he is also responsible for the radiation detection and advanced materials development R&D programs. He is the author of the undergraduate NE textbook, Introduction to Nuclear Concepts for Engineers, published by the American Nuclear Society in 1998. Dr. Mayo has been the recipient of several outstanding teaching awards as well as being member of a number of honors and professional societies.

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N. Miller

Neile Miller was appointed Director of the Office of Budget for the U.S. Department of Energy on October 1, 2007. As the Director, Ms. Miller is responsible for managing the budget formulation, presentation and execution processes in support of the Department's $24 billion budget, and ensures independent analytical support to senior Departmental management on all budgetary matters, including hearing preparation.

Ms. Miller has over 20 years of experience in the field of nuclear energy and defense policy and budget analysis. Most recently, Ms. Miller was a senior program examiner in the National Security division of the White House Office of Management and Budget, where she was responsible for the Department of Energy?s National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction program.

Prior to that, Ms. Miller served in two Associate Director positions in the Department of Energy?s Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology—first as Associate Director for Resource Management, and later as Associate Director for International Nuclear Cooperation.

Her previous Federal service includes four years at OMB as the program examiner in charge of Department of Energy radioactive waste management programs and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She also worked for several years supporting the DOE Environmental Management program office at the Albuquerque Operations Office (now Service Center), and spent two years in Paris at the OECD?s Nuclear Energy Agency serving as a policy and communications officer. Ms. Miller began her career as the research assistant to the Congressional Research Service?s Senior Specialist in Nuclear Nonproliferation.

In the private sector, Ms. Miller has worked for Cogema, Inc. as director of business development for the US federal environmental sector. She also spent several years as an independent consultant to clients that included the DOE, Sandia National Laboratory and the government of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Ms. Miller has an undergraduate degree in political science from Vassar College and a Masters degree in International Affairs from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She is fluent in French and German.

Ms. Miller lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband, Dr. Werner Lutze, and their two sons, Max and Daniel.

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D. Lochbaum

David Lochbaum is one of the nation's top independent experts on nuclear power. At UCS, he monitors safety issues at the nation's nuclear power plants, raises concerns with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and responds to breaking events, such as current concerns over aging power plants and plant fire safety.

Lochbaum is a nuclear engineer by training and worked in nuclear power plants for 17 years. In 1992, he and a colleague identified a safety problem in a plant where they were working, but were ignored when they raised the issue with the plant manager, the utility, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. They decided to go to Congress, and the problem was eventually corrected at the original plant and at plants across the country. Concerned about nuclear safety and frustrated with the NRC's complacency, Lochbaum joined UCS in 1996.

He has written numerous reports, including The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: A Report on Safety in America's Nuclear Power Industry, Three Mile Island's Puzzling Legacy, and the book Nuclear Waste Disposal Crisis. He is widely quoted in the media and a frequent guest on network news programs.

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D. Hill

Dr. David J. Hill is deputy laboratory director for Science & Technology. An internationally acknowledged expert on nuclear reactor and fuel cycle issues, Dr. Hill has extensive experience in the area of international nuclear matters, working with the countries of both Western Europe and the former Soviet Union. He joined Idaho National Laboratory from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he was associate laboratory director, Energy and Engineering Sciences. Previously, Dr. Hill served at Argonne National Laboratory, where he was deputy associate laboratory director of Engineering Research, having held positions as director of the divisions of Reactor Analysis and Engineering, Reactor Engineering, and the International Nuclear Safety Center. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a doctorate in mathematical physics from Imperial College, London University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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J. Tuohy

Over his 38-year career Mr. Tuohy has directed the activities of technical professionals providing engineering, design, construction and strategic planning services for the Department of Energy, commercial nuclear industry and national laboratories.

He is an ASME fellow, and was appointed to the Department of Energy?s Generation IV Initiative, developing the global roadmap for sustaining nuclear power production in future generations. Jack is past Chairman of the ASME Nuclear Engineering Division, and was technical program chairman for the International Conference on Nuclear Engineering held in 2004 in Washington, DC.

He has held senior positions within The Shaw Group, Burns and Roe, and IDM Environmental. He was a member of the management team that took IDM Environmental public. In 2005 he formed JMTuohy and Assoc LLC and supported PBMR Pty in the US coordinating R&D efforts between US National Laboratories and the South African PBMR design team. He is currently directing Hitachi?s US nuclear activities applying their extensive experience in Japan to the emerging US nuclear market. In addition, he spent over a decade teaching reactor engineering at Manhattan College and Stevens Institute of Technology.

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H. Yonemura

Mr. Hideo Yonemura has 39 years of experience in nuclear plant design, manufacturingand construction including development of advanced technology, such as structuralanalysis of Japanese CANDU core, SCC prevention methods, high frequency inductionbending of pipe, modularization, etc.

As General Manager he led the effort to construct the 1358 MWe Shika-2 ABWR. It was completed on schedule in March 2006. Hitachi Ltd. had comprehensive responsibility including design, manufacturing, construction and commissioning.

He is now responsible for international nuclear business development within the newly created HGNE organization. His responsibilities include the development of a nuclear plant construction and modularization business in North America.

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J.A. Grobe

John A. (Jack) Grobe has been the Associate Director for Engineering and Safety Systems for the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR) at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) since August 2006. Mr. Grobe has a Masters of Science degree in Bionucleonics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering, both from Purdue University. Prior to joining the NRC, Mr. Grobe was a radiation safety officer at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois.

Mr Grobe joined the NRC in 1980 as a engineering inspector in the NRC Region III Office. Since that time, he has held progressively more responsible positions in Region III, including Senior Resident Inspector; Director, Enforcement; and Chief, Nuclear Materials Safety Branch. In 1996, he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) and served as the Deputy Director, Divisions of Reactor Projects and Reactor Safety; and Director, Divisions of Reactor Projects and Reactor Safety in Region III.

During his tenure in Region III, Mr. Grobe participated in several major Agency tasks, including Chair of NRC Restart Oversight Panels for a number of facilities in long term shutdowns due to safety performance deficiencies. Most recently, Mr. Grobe served as Chair of the NRC=s Davis Besse Oversight Panel following discover of the reactor vessel head corrosion. In 2004, Mr. Grobe was appointed as the Director, Office of Nuclear Security Special Projects in NRC headquarters to direct the NRC initiatives regarding the identification and evaluation of mitigation strategies to enhance operational safety following loss of large areas of the facility due to fire or explosion.

In 2005, Mr. Grobe was selected as the Director, Division of Component Integrity in NRR. Currently, Mr. Grobe serves on a number of special committees, including Chair, Digital Instrumentation and Controls Steering Committee; Chair, Fire Protection Steering Committee; as well as being a member of the State-of-the-Art Reactor Consequence Analyses Committee; the PRA Steering Committee; and the Committee to Review Generic Requirements.

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P.B. Lyons

The Honorable Peter B. Lyons was sworn in as a Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on January 25, 2005.

As a Commissioner, Dr. Lyons has focused on the safety of operating reactors and on the importance of learning from operating experience, even as new reactor licensing and possible construction emerges. He has emphasized that NRC and its licensees must remain strong and vigilant components of our Nation's integrated defenses against terrorism, and he has been a consistent voice for improving NRC partnerships with the States. An extensive research background underlies his advocacy for an active and forward-looking NRC research program to support sound regulatory decisions, address current issues and anticipate future ones. Because NRC's success depends directly on maintaining a competent and dedicated workforce, Dr. Lyons continues to be a strong proponent of science and technology education, recruiting for diversity, employee training and development programs, and an open and collaborative working environment.

From 1969 to 1996, Dr. Lyons worked in progressively more responsible positions at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. During that time he served as director for industrial partnerships, deputy associate director for energy and environment, and deputy associate director-defense research and applications. While at Los Alamos, he spent over a decade supporting nuclear test diagnostics. Before becoming a Commissioner, Dr. Lyons served as Science Advisor on the staff of U.S. Senator Pete Domenici and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources where he focused on military and civilian uses of nuclear technology, national science policy, and nuclear non-proliferation. Dr. Lyons has published more that 100 technical papers, holds three patents related to fiber optics and plasma diagnostics, and served as chairman of the NATO Nuclear Effects Task Group for five years.

A native of Nevada, Dr. Lyons received his doctorate in nuclear astrophysics from the California Institute of Technology in 1969 and earned his undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics from the University of Arizona in 1964. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, was elected to 16 years on the Los Alamos School Board and spent six years on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Branch Advisory Board.

Dr. Lyons is a resident of Virginia.

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F.L. 'Skip' Bowman

Prior to joining NEI in 2005, Adm. Bowman served for more than 38 years in the U.S. Navy. He served as director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, and was the third successor to Adm. Hyman G. Rickover in that command. Adm. Bowman also was deputy administrator-Naval Reactors in the National Nuclear Security Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy. In these dual positions, he was responsible for the operation of more than 100 reactors aboard the U.S. Navy?s aircraft carriers and submarines, four training sites, and two U.S. Department of Energy laboratories in Pittsburgh and Schenectady, N.Y. Adm. Bowman also served as the Chief of Naval Personnel.

Adm. Bowman serves on the board of directors for Morgan Stanley Funds, on the BP America Advisory Council, and on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Nuclear Engineering Visiting Committee. He serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, and as a director for the National Energy Foundation, U.S. Energy Association, American Council for Capital Formation and the Armed Services YMCA of the USA.

He also served as a member of the BP Independent Safety Review Panel and the Military Advisory Board on National Security Implications of Climate Change. In 2006, Adm. Bowman was made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of his support for the Royal Navy submarine program.

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A. Candris

Dr. Candris leads the Westinghouse global Nuclear Fuel organization, responsible for providing nuclear fuel fabrication, components and services to commercial nuclear power plants worldwide.

Prior to this role, which he assumed in September 2006, Dr. Candris served as senior vice president for the Nuclear Services business unit. His areas of responsibility included ensuring nuclear plants operate safely and competitively through field, engineering, and repair and replacement services. He first held this position in 2000 and resumed the role in 2004 after completing a special assignment as senior vice president, Operational Excellence, from June 2003 through August 2004.

As senior vice president, Operational Excellence, Dr. Candris developed the formative stages of a new Westinghouse program called Customer 1st. Customer 1st builds upon the current Westinghouse strengths of technology, expertise and commitment to the nuclear industry, while focusing on attaining excellence in business processes and behaviors that will better meet the increasing expectations of our customers.

From 1996 to 1999 he served as vice president and general manager of the Nuclear Services business unit; vice president of Nuclear Services operations; director of Nuclear Services projects, and director of Nuclear Technology.

Between 1980 and 1995 Dr. Candris managed Nuclear Technology and Nuclear Services organizations devoted to operating plant marketing, strategic operations, nuclear safety analysis and strategic development, functional design, reliability technologies, and reliability engineering. He began his Westinghouse career in 1975 as a senior engineer in the former Advanced Reactor Division.

Dr. Candris holds a doctorate degree in nuclear engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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T. Christopher

Tom Christopher joined the company in April 2000, as President & CEO.

Before joining the company, Christopher was most recently the Vice President and General Manager of the Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation?s Energy Services Divisions. Prior to that, he served as General Manager of the Westinghouse Power Generation Business Unit?s Energy Divisions, a broad-based, fully-integrated energy service and systems business with full-scope engineering, maintenance, upgrade, repair, and O&M operations spanning six continents.

Christopher joined Westinghouse Power Systems Division in 1973 and served in various management positions in project management, engineering, and field services before being appointed General Manager, Nuclear Services Division, in Monroeville, Pa. In 1996, he became Vice President and General Manager of the Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation's Energy Services Divisions, responsible for global service of gas turbine and steam turbine power plants.

Christopher holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Mechanics from Georgia Tech. He graduated from the Naval Nuclear Program and was a licensed engineering officer of Operating Nuclear Submarines. In 1980, Christopher earned a Master of Business degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Luc Van Den Durpel

Luc started his career as physics engineer (RUG, 1989) and nuclear engineer (RUG, 1990) at the nuclear research centre SCK?CEN (Belgium) and was active in the exploitation of and experimentation using the research reactors. His activities evolved into new nuclear systems design and R&D on the back end of the fuel cycle including the design of experimental facilities and new irradiation devices. After an MBA (Vlerick, 1996), he joined the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency in Paris (France) coordinating international R&D studies and programs and advising on international nuclear R&D management and nuclear energy policies of OECD countries. He actively participated in several of the (nuclear) technology roadmaps and served as independent expert in other studies relating to energy policy and science & technology development, regulatory and institutional context for nuclear energy as well as the development of best-practice assessment methodologies. After an executive management training at INSEAD (France, 2001) and PhD (RUG, 2000) on technical-economic assessments of nuclear energy systems, he joined Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in the US and, in parallel, started early 2001 his own company LISTO bvba active in nuclear technology consulting serving different companies and research organizations worldwide.

His consultancy activities involve international project management in nuclear energy technology development, independent reviews of (inter)national and organizational R&D programs, strategic assessment of nuclear waste management programmes, and development of new services and products in the nuclear S&T domain as well as general and innovation/knowledge management within nuclear R&D-organisations and across organisations. His clients are governments, labs and industry in essentially France, Japan, Netherlands, Korea, Switzerland and the United States as well as international organizations such as EC, IAEA, OECD and World Bank.

His research on socio-technical-economic assessment of energy business development scenarios and the development of appropriate tools for such assessments is currently performed as consulting engineer at the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL, USA). He is the main author of the Dynamic Analysis of Nuclear Energy System Scenarios code, i.e. DANESS, developed at ANL which is used by various labs and universities worldwide. He is involved in such collaborative programs in the context of Generation-IV, Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative and more recently Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) by the US Department of Energy. He?s also involved in EC R&D-programs and is independent expert-reviewer for EC of the Sixth Framework Programme activities in the field of nuclear waste management, especially on advanced nuclear energy systems (EUROTRANS and associated projects). He also participates in various EC 7th Framework Programme projects as well as to IAEA?s INPRO project.

Luc initiated the Nuclear Roadmap Initiative,, which is aimed to provide a knowledge management platform sharing information and expert judgment on nuclear energy development.

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R.W. Borchardt

Mr. Borchardt is the Director of the Office of New Reactors at the NRC, a position he assumed when the new office was created in August 2006. Since joining the Senior Executive Service in 1993 , Mr. Borchardt has held several leadership positions including, Director of the Inspection Program Branch in NRR, Director of the Office of Enforcement, Associate Director for Inspection and Programs in NRR, Deputy Office Director of NRR, and Deputy Director of NSIR

Prior to joining the NRC in 1983, Mr. Borchardt was an officer in the U.S. Navy?s Nuclear Power Program. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.

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R. Wright


  • MBA, 1998, Idaho State University
  • Ph.D., 1982, Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • M.S., 1978, Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • B.S., 1976, Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

    Technical Expertise

  • High temperature behavior of alloys and intermetallics, processing/microstructure/property relationships in structural materials and coatings, electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction characterization of advanced materials.
  • Lead for the INL Materials and Nuclear Fuel Science Signature activity.


  • Principal Investigator ?Aging and Environmental Effects of NGNP Atmosphere on Nickel Based Alloys?, funded by US Department of Energy, Office of Nu clear Energy, 10/04-present.
  • Principal Investigator, "Thermomechanical Processing of Iron Aluminides", funded by US Department of Energy Advanced Fossil Energy Materials Program, $175K/year, 10/87-present.
  • Principal Investigator, "Influence of Impurities on Microstructural Evolution of Rapidly Solidified Materials", funded by US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Materials Science Division, $150K/year, 6/88-9/99.
  • Principal Investigator, ?Ceramic Coatings for Environmental Applications?, funded by US Department of Energy, Environmental Systems Research Program, $500K/year, 02/98-present.
  • Principal Investigator, ?Corrosion and Aging?, funded by US Department of Energy, Environmental Systems Research Program, $700K/year, 02/98-present.
  • Principal Investigator, ?Impermeable Ceramic Coatings?, funded through US Department of Energy Yucca Mountain Project, $142K, 03/98-04/98.
  • Principal Investigator, "Wear and Erosion Resistant Intermetallic Compounds", funded by US Department of Interior, Bureau of Mines Strategic and Critical Materials Program, $150K/year, 10/88 - 4/92.

    Professional Activities

  • Member of Board of Directors The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), Past-Chairman of TMS Synthesis and Analysis in Materials Processing Committee, member of the Executive Councils of Extractive and Processing, and Materials Design and Manufacturing Divisions.
  • Chairperson of the US Organizing Committee for the 4th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials to be held in December 2001.
  • Affiliated Instructor for University of Idaho Extension in Idaho Falls.

    Publications, Presentations, Patents, and Awards

  • Fifty papers in peer-reviewed journals and approximately forty papers in conference proceedings and non-reviewed journals.
  • Twelve invited papers at conferences, universities, and other National Laboratories; approximately 45 contributed presentations and posters at conferences and symposia.
  • Five patents.

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M. van der Helm

Mark J. van der Helm, has worked for Exelon for the last 5 years. Exelon owns and contracts approximately 40GW of electric generation in Philadelphia, Chicago, and the South. Exelon owns the largest fleet of reactors in the U.S. Mark?s current role is Manager ? South Origination at Exelon Power Team, Exelon?s marketing division. In this capacity, Mark is responsible for leading the market strategy and transaction execution of energy contracts for the Exelon portfolio in Texas, Oklahoma, and Georgia. Previous to this role, Mark was the Risk Manager leading the Market Risk Analytics and Risk Control functions for 2 years and Manager Quantitative Analytics for 2 years. In these roles, Mark transformed the decision making processes, tools, and systems thereby aligning transaction origination, planning, capital expenditure, and the risk assessment business functions.

Previous to entering the energy industry, Mark worked in Ulm, Germany developing processes to create nanowires. Mark holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from MIT. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin.

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D. Klein

Dr. Dale Klein became Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in July 2006, after his nomination by President George W. Bush and confirmation by the Senate.

As Chairman, Dr. Klein is the principal executive officer of and the official spokesman for the NRC. He is responsible for conducting the administrative, organizational, long-range planning, budgetary, and certain personnel functions of the agency. The Chairman has ultimate authority for all NRC functions pertaining to an emergency involving an NRC licensee.

Before his appointment, Dr. Klein was the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs. In this position, he served as the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology for all policy and planning matters related to nuclear weapons, and nuclear, chemical and biological defense.

Previously, Dr. Klein served as the Vice-Chancellor for Special Engineering Programs at the University of Texas System and as a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Nuclear Program) at the University of Texas at Austin. During his tenure at the university, Dr. Klein was Director of the Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory; Deputy Director of the Center for Energy Studies; and Associate Dean for Research and Administration in the College of Engineering. During his tenure, Dr. Klein received more than $50 million in research funding, equipment and educational support. He was also an active member of several Department of Energy national committees, including the Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee, and the Chairman and Executive Director of the Amarillo National Research Center.

Honors and awards Dr. Klein has received include: Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Nuclear Society; the Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award; Engineer of the Year for the State of Texas; the University of Missouri Faculty-Alumni Award; and the University of Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering.

A native of Missouri, Dr. Klein holds a bachelor's and master's degree in mechanical engineering and a doctorate in nuclear engineering, all from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has published more than 100 technical papers and reports, and co-edited one book. He has made more than 300 presentations on energy and has written numerous technical editorials on energy issues that have been published in major newspapers throughout the United States.

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E. Sproat

Edward F. Sproat, III, was appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate on May 26, 2006, as the Director of the Department of Energy?s Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management. The Office is responsible for developing the Nation?s waste disposal system for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste, as mandated by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982.

Mr. Sproat has extensive senior management, engineering and licensing experience in the nuclear industry both domestically and internationally. Prior to Mr. Sproat?s appointment he was the managing partner of McNeill, Sproat & Associates (MS&A) LLC in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. MS&A provided organizational and technology development solutions to growing energy firms.

Mr. Sproat previously held the position of Vice President of International Projects for Exelon Generation, responsible for developing and managing Exelon?s interests in various international generation ventures. In that position, he served as a Director on the Board of Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) Pty. LTD in the Republic of South Africa. The PBMR board requested Exelon to allow Mr. Sproat to assume the duties of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Sproat served as COO from January 2002, working full time in South Africa until the services requested by the board were successfully delivered in December 2002.

Mr. Sproat held various management positions with Exelon?s predecessor PECO Energy over the last 25 years. He was the Director for Strategic Programs for PECO Nuclear, responsible for all License Renewal projects for the PECO/AmerGen fleet, the development and execution of an integrated strategy for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel, and the evaluation of advanced reactor concepts. He also held the positions of Director of Engineering for the entire PECO Nuclear fleet as well as Director of Engineering and Maintenance at the Limerick Nuclear Generating Station. Prior to those positions, he was Director of Quality Management for Philadelphia Electric and on the staff of the CEO from 1991 to 1994. He has also held the positions of Manager-Nuclear Group Business Unit, Manager of Projects at Limerick Generating Station, Section Manager of Computer Engineering and Branch Manager of the Nuclear Generation Branch in Electrical Engineering. He was directly responsible for the electrical design and licensing activities for the Limerick Nuclear Generating Station during its design and construction phases. He also served a two-year assignment at Gas Cooled Reactor Associates in La Jolla, California.

Mr. Sproat holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Science degree in Dynamics of Organizations, both from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed the Executive Development Program at Cornell University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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K. Donald

Originally from Norlina, N.C., Admiral Donald graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1975 with a bachelor of science in ocean engineering. He also holds a master?s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and is a graduate of Harvard University?s John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows Program.

After completing his initial nuclear power and submarine training, he served in USS Batfish (SSN 681), USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN 658), and USS Seahorse (SSN 669).

Adm. Donald was Commanding Officer, USS Key West (SSN 722), from October 1990 to February 1993. He served as Commander, Submarine Development Squadron Twelve from August 1995 to July 1997. >From June 2002 to July 2003, he was assigned as Commander, Submarine Group Eight; Commander, Submarine Force Sixth Fleet (CTF 69); Commander, Submarines Allied Naval Forces South; and Commander, Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine Force (CTF 164) in Naples, Italy. Most recently, he served as Commander, Naval Submarine Forces; Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Commander, Allied Submarine Command; and Commander, Task Forces 84 and 144 in Norfolk, Va.

His shore assignments include the Pacific Fleet Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board and the staff of the Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion. He also served at the Bureau of Naval Personnel, on the Joint Staff, and as Deputy Chief of Staff for C4I, Resources, Requirements and Assessments, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Adm. Donald assumed his current duties as Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion, on 5 November 2004.

Adm. Donald is authorized to wear the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with four gold stars, and the Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star, in addition to several other personal and unit awards.

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D. Whyte

Dennis Whyte obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Quebec where he performed research on plasma transport on the TdeV Canadian tokamak experiment. From 1992 to 2002 he conducted research on the DIII-D tokamak National Fusion Facility, first as a post-doctoral fellow and then as a research scientist for the University of California ? San Diego.

Dr. Whyte was the experimental coordinator of DiMES (Divertor Material Evaluation Studies) on DIII-D and co-principal investigator of the PISCES (Plasma Interactions with Surface Component Experimental Station) device at UCSD. From 2002 to 2006 Dr. Whyte was Assistant Professor in the Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where developed a new plasma/fusion research facility, DIONISOS which features a unique combination of in-situ MeV ion beam surface analysis and plasma exposure of surfaces. Dr. Whyte is presently Associate Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT.

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P. Finck

Dr. Finck received his doctorate in nuclear engineering at MIT in 1982, and also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. He was a mechanical engineer at Novatome, a reactor in France, from 1983 to 1986, and was involved in the safety and design of fast reactors, including France's Superphénix.

In 1986, he joined the staff at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in neutronics methods development for the Integral Fast Reactor concept, and later for the New Production Reactor. In 1991, he became the lead for neutronics analyses for Experimental Breeder Reactor-II. In 1993, he joined the French Atomic Energy Commission, where he was head of the Reactor Physics Laboratory at the Cadarache Center, with activities in light-water reactors and liquid-metal reactors, criticality safety, fuel cycle physics and nuclear data. In 1995, he was elected to chair the European Nuclear Data Project. In 1997, he rejoined ANL, where he was Associate Director of the Technology Development Division.

He has led activities in the Advanced Accelerator Applications program since 2000, and has been heavily involved in transforming the program from accelerator-based to reactor-based transmutation. In 2003, he was named ANL Deputy Associate Laboratory Director for Engineering Research. On April 11, 2006, he was named ANL Associate Laboratory Director for Applied Science and Technology, where he was responsible for coordination of all nuclear energy-related activities at Argonne, including Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative and Generation-IV programs, and development of new initiatives.

On October 19, 2006, Dr. Finck joined the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and was named Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear Programs. He is also the National Technical Integrator for the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership.

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B. Middleton

Dr. Bobby D. Middleton is a senior member of the technical research staff in the department of Risk and Reliability Assessment at Sandia National Laboratories. He received a B.S. degree in Physics and Mathematics from Arkansas State University in 1999, an S.M. degree in Nuclear Engineering from MIT in 2001, and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Science and Engineering from MIT in 2005. He then spent 10 months as a postdoctoral associate in the department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT performing research in the area of alternative liquid fuels and designing the power conversion system for a medium-power Supercritcal Water Reactor. He also served four years as an instructor at the U.S. Navy?s Nuclear Power School.

Currently, he is involved in several projects at Sandia, including the launch safety analysis of NASA?s Mars Science Laboratory, parameter uncertainty for the Yucca Mountain Project, and he is continuing his research in the area of alternative transportation fuels.

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A.S. Hanson

Alan Hanson was appointed as Executive Vice President, Technology and Used Fuel Management, of AREVA NC Inc., in 2005. He continues his responsibilities as CEO of Transnuclear, Inc., also an AREVA company, which he joined in 1985.

Dr. Hanson began his career in 1975 with the Nuclear Services Division of Yankee Atomic Electric Company. In 1979, he joined the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. At the IAEA, he served first as Coordinator of the International Spent Fuel Management Program and later as Policy Analyst with responsibilities for safeguards and non-proliferation policies.

Alan Hanson received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and earned his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a member of the American Nuclear Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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T. Postol

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T.M. Sutton

Dr. Thomas M. Sutton is an Advisory Scientist in the Nuclear Methods and Computation group at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory. He completed his undergraduate work in nuclear engineering at the University of Virginia. and completed his PhD at the University of Michigan. His research interests span numerous areas in computation and include Monte Carlo methods, scientific supercomputing, neutron noise analysis, and molecular dynamics simulation. He has served as a Technical Advisor to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Fellowship Program and both Vice-Chairman and Chairman-Elect of the ANS Mathematics and Computation Division.

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B. Roscoe

Dr. Brad Roscoe is a Scientific Advisor at Schlumberger-Doll Research in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Brad has been with Schlumberger for 25 years where he has developed pulsed-neutron tools and measurements for borehole applications. Currently, he is working in research on the development and application of nuclear technology to downhole applications. He has 32 outside publications and is a holder of 15 patents. Brad obtained a BS degree in Electrical Engineering (1975) and an MS degree in Nuclear Science and Engineering (1976), both from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Engineering (1981) from University of Illinois.

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D.L. Williams

Prof. Dwight Williams, Ph.D., P.E. serves as a Martin Luther King Visiting Professor in the MIT Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. Dr. Williams' expertise includes proliferation issues, environmental radioactivity, and radionuclide monitoring. He gained much of his experience in these areas from his current and former positions in the federal government including his continuing appointment in the U.S. Department of Defense as a Principal Nuclear Physicist. Earlier in his career, at the Prototype International Data Center, he instructed international experts prior to their tours as United Nations system scientists in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Williams' recent honorary titles include National Young Engineer of the Year (2005) and Director of National Intelligence Fellow (2006) -- the highest Intelligence Community award available to scientists.

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J.R. Gilleland

John Gilleland co-founded Archimedes Technology Group in 1998. Prior to joining Archimedes, Dr. Gilleland served as Bechtel Corporation's Chief Scientist and Vice President and Manager of Advanced Energy Programs. From 1987 to 1991, he was U.S. Managing Director of the International Thermonuclear Reactor Program (ITER). During a 16-year tenure at General Atomics, Dr. Gilleland directed the construction of the Doublet III-D (completed in 1978) as test bed for advanced fusion research. He holds a B.S. degree from Yale University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of Michigan.

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A.C. White

Mr White was named President and CEO of GE Energy?s nuclear business, located in Wilmington, North Carolina, in January 2003.

Andy White received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bath University, UK. In 1981, he joined GE as an Electrical Engineer in London, England. He has a wide range of experience in Energy Products, Technology and Services, having served as General Manager of Asia Services, General Manager of Global Operations & Maintenance Services and General Manager of Installation and Field Services.

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L.K. Mansur

Louis Mansur holds a doctorate in materials science and nuclear engineering from Cornell University. Since 1974 he has conducted research on radiation effects in materials for use in high flux reactor cores and high power accelerator targets. He is currently the principal investigator for shielding materials in spacecraft applications at ORNL. In addition, he is the chairman of editors for the Journal of Nuclear Materials and a fellow of the American Nuclear Society and American Society for Metals.

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D.G. Cory

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D.F. Williams

David Williams began his career at ORNL in 1978 by working on the scale-up of processes for manufacture of sphere-pac fuel; both for improved LWR-fuel and for recycle fuel. Irradiation tests of materials produced at ORNL during this period were conducted for both UO2 and MOX sphere-pac fuel rods, and for other oxide fuel forms. In the early 1990's Dave led the Target Fabrication Group at ORNL that produced Am/Cm-oxide/Aluminum CERMET targets for the creation of heavy elements (e.g., Cf) in the High-Flux Isotope Reactor. During this time he also developed targets and processes for special-isotope production. In the late 1990's he participated in the remediation of the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment, and led the development of the remediation process chemistry and radiolysis studies. Since 1998 Dave has participated in a variety of transmutation and high-temperature fuel development programs, and has led the high-temperature molten salt coolant studies at ORNL.

Dave obtained his undergraduate degrees in Chemical and Nuclear Engineering (minor) from Virginia Tech, his Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington.

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M.V. McMahon

Dr. McMahon is a Key Account Manager for AREVA NP (formerly Framatome ANP), an AREVA and Siemens company. Previously he held a position as a Project Development Manager in Framatome ANP's Nuclear Engineering Business Unit. Prior to its acquisition by Framatome ANP, Dr. McMahon was a senior engineer at the former Duke Engineering & Services (DE&S). At DE&S, he served as the Supervisor of the Risk Based initiatives Group within the Nuclear Analysis & Fuel Management Services business unit and as the project manager for BWR Core Follow Services at Vermont Yankee.

Before joining DE&S, Dr. McMahon was an associate at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. Prior to that, he spent six years in the Nuclear Navy, including three years as a junior officer on the nuclear-powered fast attack submarine USS PITTSBURGH (SSN 720).

Dr. McMahon is a member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and has served as the board member of the ANS Northeastern Local Section. He is also a Visiting Engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. McMahon received his bachelor's degree in systems engineering in 1988 from the United States Naval Academy. He received his master's degree in nuclear engineering in 1990 and his doctorate in nuclear engineering in 1998, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In June 2002 he completed an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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S. Ray

Sumit Ray has been with Westinghouse for 25 years. He started as a Thermal hydraulics engineer and later became a Reactor Core Designer. He has held a number of management positions in Core Design, Licensing and Product Development. For the last five years he has been Director of PWR Product Technologies, in charge of PWR fuel Development Activities in Columbia, South Carolina. He has a master's degree in Chemical engineering and an MBA.

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D. A. Petti

Dr. Petti is currently the R&D Technical Director for the Advanced Gas Reactor Fuel Qualification and Development Program. In that role, he oversees the fabrication, irradiation testing, postirradiation examination and safety test activities, and fuel and fission product transport modeling needed to qualify the coated particle fuel for NGNP. He is also the Chief Scientific Investigator for US to participate in IAEA Coordinated Research Program on Coated Particle Fuel Technology and the US representative to the GIF VHTR Fuel and Fuel Cycle Project Management Board.

Dave is also currently the Deputy Director and the US lead for Safety and Standards in the DOE-OFES Virtual Laboratory for Fusion Technology. He has been a member of the Fusion Safety Program at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory since 1993.

He has been a member of the American Nuclear Society for 20 years and is the author of over 75 peer-reviewed publications and 50 national and international conference proceedings in the areas of fusion safety, TRISO-coated particle fuel behavior and fission reactor safety. He received his SB/SM and ScD degrees in Nuclear Engineering from MIT in 1983 and 1986 respectively.

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V. H. Reis

Dr. Reis has served as Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs at the Department of Energy after becoming Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency at the U.S. Department of Defense. Prior to this, he served as special assistant to the director in the Lincoln Laboratory here at MIT and senior vice president for strategic planning at the Science Applications International Corp. Before which he was Assistant Director for National Security and Space in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. From 1973 to 1981, Dr. Reis served on the senior staff at the Lincoln Laboratory at MIT.

Dr. Reis graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (B.S., 1957); Yale University (M.S., 1958); and Princeton University (M.S. and Ph.D., 1962).

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