Nuclear/civil engineer, project manager, and trainer with over 48 years of experience in the conduct of nuclear safety and risk assessment, independent safety reviews, thermal hydraulics, nuclear engineering, advanced nuclear reactors, regulatory compliance, strategic planning, research and development, policy and budget analysis, and international nuclear design and safety issues. Extensive experience with the Department of Energy’s nuclear energy university programs (NEUP) and Small Business Administration, and respective research programs. Areas of expertise include:
- Reactor Safety
- Probabilistic Risk Assessment
- Advanced nuclear reactors
- Reactor severe accidents
- Reactor siting
- Independent review of nuclear facilities
- Research and development in nuclear technology
Developed and conducted US Nuclear Regulatory Commission sponsored workshops for regulatory bodies on reactor safety (SAR), reactor regulations, reactor siting regulatory requirements, construction permit, probabilistic risk assessment, severe accidents (SAMG), codes and standards, the Fukushima accident, and quality assurance in: Vietnam, Thailand, China, Taiwan (for OECD), Armenia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Tanzania, Tunisia, Ghana, Romania, Poland, and South Africa.
Supported OECD expert mission to Taiwan, to perform an independent post-Fukushima stress test on the four operating nuclear power reactors in Taiwan.
Provided technical and regulatory consulting to the USDOE and USNRC on topics related to nuclear energy fuel cycle, strategic development, Generation IV reactors, research, and international regulatory development partnership (IRDP).
Formulated and managed advanced nuclear reactor program co-funded by the European Commission and eight major partners in six countries. The concept was selected as one of the Generation IV advanced reactors concepts.
Performed independent review of all of DOE’s excess plutonium disposition programs; and PRA and test and analysis results of advanced LWR. Participated in the launching and review of DOE’s NERI (later NEUP) program for funding nuclear R&D at US Universities and US National Laboratories.
Directed, outlined and managed Israel’s long-range energy planning, including interaction with Israel’s water resources sector.
Technical and program management functions related to various categories of nuclear technology and nuclear facilities, including the first passively cooled reactor, AP600. Formulated and managed the test program of the Westinghouse AP600 during its conceptual design stage, managed the safety review of the Hanford N-Reactor, and responsible for the technology development and management of commercial BWR nuclear fuel reloads.
Project management in nuclear safety and severe accidents performed at leading U.S. universities and national laboratories. Provided expertise in the formulation of new severe accident regulatory requirements following the Three Mile Island accident.
Research associate at the Iowa Institute of Hydraulics Research performing hydraulics research.
Research engineer, engaged in the research and design of the large scale delta closure project in southern Holland.
Research engineer, responsible for a pilot project of a solar pond.
American Nuclear Society (ANS), Fellow
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Member
Sigma Xi (Honorary Scientific Society), Member
Ph.D in Mechanics And Hydraulics, University of Iowa, 1968
M.S in Nuclear Science And Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1977
M.S. in Hydraulics Engineering, Israel Institute of Technology, 1963
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Israel Institute of Technology, 1962