Dr. Scott Palmtag assumes the position of Chief Technologist for Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL). In addition to this role, Palmtag will join NC State University (NCSU) full-time as a research professor.
Palmtag has over 20 years of experience working with the US nuclear industry. He has been engaged with CASL for over seven years and has been instrumental in the development of the VERA Core Simulator. Before joining CASL, he worked on reactor methods development Global Nuclear Fuel and Studsvik Scandpower. He has also served as a part-time teaching associate professor at NCSU for four years.
The Chief Technologist position is a new position in CASL that will replace the position of Chief Scientist. This change is intended to acknowledge the shifting focus of CASL over the remaining two years with more emphasis on deploying the CASL technology to the US nuclear industry with less emphasis on basic scientific research.