Celebrating Graduated Students In-Person

NC State Nuclear Engineering is celebrating graduated students from Fall 2019 to present this Saturday, August 28. This in-person ceremony gives graduated students, family, faculty, and staff an opportunity to gather, following university COVID-10 guidelines, and wish them well.

Our alumni speaker will be Dr. John Zino, Manager of Advanced Reactor Nuclear Systems Engineering at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. In this role he is responsible for systems engineering technical leadership for all GEH high-temperature advanced reactor technologies including Natrium and the Versatile Test Reactor program.

Zino has worked for GE’s nuclear business since 1999 in a variety of engineering and technical leadership roles including as Manager of Methods & Software Development, Manager of Stability & Radiological Analysis Manager of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection for the Global Nuclear Fuel joint venture. Before joining GE, John worked for Westinghouse for 10 years at the Savannah River Laboratory as a reactor physics and criticality safety engineer. He started his career in 1986 as a shield design engineer for General Dynamics.

John received his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from N.C. State University in 1986 and M.S. and Ph.D. in Nuclear & Radiological Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also holds a part-time teaching position with the Engineering 2+2 Program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and has recently joined the Nuclear Engineering faculty at N.C. State as an Associate Teaching Professor.

A recording of the ceremony will be available on NC State Nuclear Engineering YouTube channel.