NEDAC

Nuclear Engineering Department Advisory Council (NEDAC)

The purpose of the Council (NEDAC) is to provide observations, advice, feedback and support to the Nuclear Engineering (NE) Department Head and faculty. The NEDAC will consist of about fifteen members with terms of 5 years and staggered. NEDAC membership terms are subject to renewal by the Department Head upon consultation with the faculty and consent of the target NEDAC member. The Council itself will elect a Chair with concurrence by the NE Department Head.The NEDAC will review the NE Department’s Strategic Plan at least every other year and provide recommendations to the Department Head. The NEDAC will meet at least once a year. No substitutes will be permitted.Subcommittees of NEDAC will be formed as needed charged with addressing overarching issues of NE education and research; for example: Space and Facilities, National Recognition, Curriculum Review, Diversity Efforts, Lab/Industry/University Interaction, and Fund Raising. The NEDAC members are encouraged to champion and facilitate senior design projects, internships for undergraduate and graduate students, employment of NE graduates, and support outreach and research activities.

 

2018 Meeting

Wednesday, May 2 will include the meeting of the NEDAC-UG subcommittee, afternoon Senior Design presentations, a graduate poster session, and dinner.

Thursday, May 3 will be the day-long annual meeting of NEDAC. 

More details to follow…


Members

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Dr. Alan Icenhour
Chair of the Committee
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Associate Laboratory Director Nuclear Science & Engineering

Dr. John Wagner
Secretary of the Committee
Idaho National Laboratory
Associate Laboratory Director
Nuclear Science & Technology

Dr. Jeff Binder
Argonne National Laboratory
Associate Laboratory Director for Energy and Global Security
Jeff Bradfute
Westinghouse Electric Company
Vice President
Fuel Engineering & Safety Analysis
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Dr. Thomas J. Downar
University of Michigan
Professor of Nuclear Engineering

Steven Freel
CEO & President
Studsvik Scandpower Inc.

Dr. Mirela Gavrilas
Director
Division of Safety Systems
Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NNR)

Dr. Alireza Haghighat
Professor and Director of Nuclear Engineering Program
Virginia Tech

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 Dr. Yassin Hassan
Texas A&M University
Sallie and Don Davis ’61 Professor of Engineering and Head of Nuclear Engineering Department

Dr. J Wesley Hines
University of Tennessee
Postelle Professor, Department Head of Nuclear Engineering Department

 Nick Irvin
R&D Manager
Advanced Energy Systems
Southern Company
Dr. Ralph James
Savannah River National Laboratory
Associate Laboratory Director
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Robert Shane Johnson
U.S. DOE – Office of Nuclear Energy
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Technology Demonstration & Deployment

Dr. Sama Bilbao y León
Virginia Commonwealth University
Professor and Director of Nuclear Engineering Programs

Dr. Adam Nelson
Naval Reactors Headquarters
Senior Physicist
John Siphers
Duke Energy
Manager – Nuclear Engineering

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John Strumpell
AREVA Inc.
Director of Fuel Research & Development
Dr. Jennifer Uhle
Jensen Hughes
 Glen Watford
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
Chief Engineer