I am an engineering graduate with a degree in engineering and have been working as an engineer for the past 18 years.
I have worked in many different fields.
Some have required technical training, others have been part of industry, and some have been completely independent.
However, for most of my career I have been involved in the nuclear engineering community.
I started as a nuclear engineer with the Nuclear Energy Institute in 1978.
I then moved to the National Laboratory for Nuclear Engineering in 1979 and joined the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 1982.
In 1984 I joined the National Nuclear Safety Administration as its Nuclear Engineering Program Manager.
In 1997 I was named to the board of directors of the National Academy of Engineering and received a doctorate in nuclear engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1997.
As a member of the NNSA, I have taught graduate students in nuclear safety, including nuclear reactor construction and operation, the design of new nuclear power plants, nuclear safety analysis, nuclear energy economics, nuclear fuel cycle, and nuclear safety technology.
In 2006 I was selected by the Nuclear Safety Commission to lead the Nuclear Engineering program at the University and became its Director in 2007.
My main research interests are in nuclear design and the design and construction of nuclear power systems.
The NNSA is one of the world’s largest nuclear engineering research centers and I am honored to serve as a member.
The Nuclear Engineering Institute is one the nation’s premier research centers in nuclear science and engineering.
The institute has about 25 faculty members with a combined combined total of more than 300 years of research experience.
I am grateful for my time at the NIA and for the many contributions that I have made to the nuclear safety industry.
In 2007, I was elected President of the Institute of Nuclear Engineers and the Institute’s Board of Directors.
I serve on the board as a consultant, and I also serve as the president of the Nuclear Engineers Association of America.
The Institute is dedicated to the mission of ensuring the safe and effective deployment of nuclear technology.
I would like to thank the President, President-elect, Vice President, and other officials and experts of the United States Government, the private sector, and the community of scientists and engineers in this country who have made this possible.
I look forward to continuing to contribute to the advancement of nuclear safety.
I thank the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the support of the nuclear engine flush program, and thank the Department of Energy (DOE) for its financial assistance to assist with construction of the reactor, reactor containment building, reactor fuel cycle facility, reactor power plant, reactor cooling tower, and reactor vessel assembly.
I also thank the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA), the U of S Department of Defense, and various State and local governments for their contributions.