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Review of Doe’s Nuclear Energy Research and Development Program
serves as a member of the boards of directors of Constellation Energy Group, where he chairs the board’s Nuclear Committee, and Cameco Corporation, where he chairs the board’s Human Resources and Compensation Committee and is a member of the Safety, Health, and Environment Committee. In addition, Mr. Curtiss is on the Nuclear Oversight Board for Southern California Edison’s San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station. Mr. Curtiss received a B.A. and a J.D., with distinction, from the University of Nebraska, where he served on the Law Review. Mr. Curtiss is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
James W. Dally (NAE) is professor emeritus, University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Dally has had a distinguished career in industry, government, and academia and is the former dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Dally is Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering (emeritus) at the University of Maryland at College Park. His former positions include senior research engineer, Armour Research Foundation; assistant director research, Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute; and senior engineer, International Business Machines Corporation. Currently, he is also an independent consultant. Dr. Dally is a mechanical engineer and the author or coauthor of six books, including engineering textbooks on experimental stress analysis, engineering design, instrumentation, and the packaging of electronic systems, and has published approximately 200 research papers. He has served on a number of NRC committees, such as the Committee on Alternatives for Controlling the Release of Solid Materials from USNRC-Licensed Facilities, the Panel on Prospective Benefits of DOE’s Distributed Energy Resources R&D Program, and the Panel on Air and Ground Vehicle Technology for the Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board. He has a B.S. and an M.S., Carnegie Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology.
Victor Gilinsky is an independent consultant, primarily on domestic and international issues involving nuclear electric generation and associated fuel cycle systems. He has held a number of positions including commissioner, USNRC; head, Physical Sciences Department, and director, Applied Science and Technology Program, The Rand Corporation; assistant director for policy and program review, Office of Planning and Analysis, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission; and physicist, The Rand Corporation. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award, California Institute of Technology, and is a member of the American Physical Society (APS), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the International Council on Large Electric Systems, and the International Institute of Strategic Studies. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics, Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in physics, California Institute of Technology.
Mujid S. Kazimi is director, Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems, and professor of nuclear engineering and of mechanical engineering, MIT. He has been on the faculty at MIT since 1976 and previously served as head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. He also held positions at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Westinghouse Electric Corporation prior to joining the MIT faculty. He has extensive expertise in advanced nuclear energy systems, in reactor design and safety analysis, the nuclear fuel cycle, and nuclear research. He has served on numerous review committees and panels and currently serves as a member of the board of managers of Battelle Energy Alliance, which manages the Idaho National Laboratory. He is coauthor of Nuclear Systems, a two-volume book on the thermal analysis and design of nuclear fission reactors. He served on the NRC Panel on Separations Technology and Transmutation Systems and on the NRC Committee on Alternatives and Strategies for Future Hydrogen Production and Use. He is a fellow of the ANS. He has a B.Eng. (Alexandria University), an M.S. (MIT), and a Ph.D. (MIT) in nuclear engineering.
Salomon Levy (NAE) is sole owner, Levy & Associates, which was formed in 1994 to provide consulting services to the power industry. He has consulted for many electric utilities and several power equipment manufacturers and EPRI. He also held a number of positions at General Electric, including manager, Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Development; manager, Systems Engineering; manager, Design Engineering; general manager, Nuclear Fuel Department; general manager, Boiling Water Reactor System Department, and general manager, Boiling Water Reactor Operations, where he was responsible for the engineering and manufacturing of all the GE nuclear power business. He has served on a number of nuclear power plant and safety review committees, including the Nuclear Regulatory Safety Research Review Committee, the PSE&G Salem and Hope Creek Nuclear Oversight Committee, the Duane Arnold Safety Review Committee, the Offsite Safety Review Committee of the Palo Verde plants, and the Nuclear Oversight Committee for Ontario Hydro Nuclear, among others. He served on the Advisory Council for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and was the U.S. representative on the International Safety Advisory group of the IAEA. He has extensive experience in the development of nuclear systems for high-performance boiling water reactors, regulation and licensing of power plants, nuclear power plant and systems design, and safety control and systems. He has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Allison Macfarlane is currently an associate professor of environmental science and policy at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She is also an affiliate of the Program in Science, Technology and Society at MIT and